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Preventing Code

Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, Vice President, Chief Information Architect, and Head of Risk Management Technology, Asurion

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Portland 256

Software is like radioactive fuel for a nuclear reactor--a necessary but dangerous ingredient which should only be handled by closely monitored professionals. Public corporations need to implement draconian policies to prevent the unintended release (even within the facility) of radioactive material or software. In this climate, corporate adoption of "open source" will remain as tentative as corporate adoption of fissionable materials. This talk discusses the clash of software world views--and proposes actions to break the logjam.