Who is Nigel Simpson? (Lessons of Open Source Governance)

October 28, 2014 By Derek Weeks

1 minute read time

Screen Shot 2014-10-16 at 2.02.23 PMIf you are in the midst of creating (or even planning to implement) an Open Source Governance Policy for your organization, then you’ll want to get to know Nigel Simpson.

Nigel has been leading an enterprise-wide working group with over 40 members -- at a really big entertainment and media company -- to define his organization's Open Source Software Policy. Under his leadership, the working group then created an effective process for the review and approval of open source components that ensure the security, legal, IP and technical risks were being managed.

Nigel recently shared his experiences in building a policy to help his organization ban avoidable open source software risks, while avoiding unnecessary rework for thousands of developers worldwide. You can listen to Nigel's advice for establishing and automating open source policies now. Just click here.

(image credits: www.linkedin.com/in/nigelsimpson, http://bit.ly/1wbufm1)

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Written by Derek Weeks

Derek serves as vice president and DevOps advocate at Sonatype and is the co-founder of All Day DevOps -- an online community of 65,000 IT professionals.