Cracking the Culture Code: Practical Advice on Promoting a Generative Culture

Intellectual property is everywhere in software, especially in open source. From licenses to copyrights, our world is one drenched in IP. This talk will cover the essentials of IP law in the US, giving both open source developers and users a working knowledge of the systems behind those big blocks of legal text. Starting from the four main branches of IP, we’ll cover topics like copyrights, licenses, trademarks, CLAs, and more.



Dave Swersky


Dave Swersky has been working in IT for over 20 years, in roles from support engineer, to software developer, to Enterprise Architect. Dave is an aspiring polyglot, and passionate about all things


Ron MacKenzie

Ron MacKenzie, Chief of Strategy & Architecture at USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), is a passionate DevOpsSec evangelist working to create an Agile and Lean Startup culture in the ...