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Open Source in Big Companies: Let the series begin!

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Surprisingly, only few people know about how much big companies like SAP are involved into Open Source (OS). Let’s change that! Big companies are often defining software standards but also need to implement existing ones - so there is a big need for OS to drive adoption and be compatible with other products!
Join us for the introductory session of the “OS in Big Companies” meetup series and get a high level introduction on why this is a very valuable but also necessary combination. In this first meetup, we will present SAP's involvement in OS and outline recent projects. Furthermore, you can expect an external OS speaker sharing insights from another big company!

... Do you want to do a quick show-and-tell of how your company deals with OS? Just let us know!

What can you expect?

Dealing with OS isn’t as easy as one would expect. In fact, it can get very complex! Learn why and how big companies make use of or contribute to OS projects. With this series, we’ll try to get a common understanding of challenges and best practices for OS in a complex setting. This will be truly a tech meetup, so you can expect more technical presentations in the future. We will just start off high level to set the stage.

Oh, and obviously there will be beer & pizza!

How does the agenda look like?

• 6:00PM - 6:30PM: Networking

• 6:30PM - 7:30PM: Open Source in Enterprise Software (including Q&A)

• 7:30PM - 8:30PM: TBA: Second Talk on OS (including Q&A)

• 8:30PM - 9:00PM: Final Networking


Open Source in Enterprise Software - Sanjay Patil (SAP Labs)

Over the years, SAP has not only adopted Open Source as a key component of its product strategy, but has also contributed valuable intellectual property and led important Open Source projects. Along the way, SAP has developed policies, processes and best practices for effective handling of Open Source projects, balancing the risks with the rewards of Open Source, driving organic growth of Open Source projects and ensuring sustained development of Open Source communities. This session will provide attendees a high level understanding of:

• Strategic relevance of Open Source to SAP and its ecosystem

• Open Source policies, processes and best practices at SAP in areas such as code scanning, licensing, community engagement, managing projects at GitHub and other Open Source foundations

• Key tech

nological areas of focus for SAP’s Open Source engagements along with brief overview of select projects such Apache Olingo and OpenUI5

• SAP’s outlook for major Open Source projects such as OpenStack and CloudFoundry Second Topic and speaker to be announced soon!


The meet up will take place in the beautiful SAP campus in Palo Alto, more specifically in the Cafeteria of Building 3. Feel free to bring your laptops, we will provide seating & tables.

SAP's involvement in OS

SAP contributes to various OS projects and also makes use of many of them. Just to name a few:

• OpenStack

• Cloud Foundry

• Liquibase

• OpenUI5

• Apache Olingo

• and many more ..

(Details to Follow)