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Common Sense Virtual Roundtable:

Modernizing Open Source
Supply Chain Management

September 22nd, 1 PM – 2 PM CT, Successfully held

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Here’s what we discussed:

The software industry’s widespread adoption of open source software has resulted in the continuous reuse of open source libraries to gain specific functionality. Because these libraries are now dependencies of the commercial software, DevOps must continuously track and manage them to ensure that their projects build successfully without introducing known vulnerabilities — increasing operational costs and time to market.

What strategies are DevOps leaders using to reduce the risk and cost of securing software supply chains while ensuring the security and integrity of the products and services their dev teams create? Building, monitoring, maintaining, remediating and packaging open source dependencies into dev, test and production runtime environments can burn a lot of productive dev hours; how are companies managing this?
In this session, we discussed the pros and cons of dependency management strategies, including dependency vendoring, as well as more modern approaches to automating or outsourcing this work.

Solution Expert

VP Product Management, ActiveState

Here is what we learned:

Vijish Vijayan, Manager, DevOps, Indigo

• Vijish joined the session to learn something new about security.
• Open source is not a problem for Indigo yet.
• In a past life, Vijish was with a company that had difficulty with open source.
• Government employees are stuck in C++ when everyone else is moving to the cloud. They educated their lawyers so they could educate the auditors. That way the auditors don’t need to listen to the C-suite because they have input from the lawyers.

Swati Thakur, Director, DevOps and Release management, Tangerine

• Swati joined the session to learn more about security as cyber crimes are on the rise.
• Open-source tools are great because you don’t have to re-invent the wheel. But once you introduce something to the pipeline, it’s hard to remove.
• From experience, once you use open source, you buy into their support.
• As a bank they have to be ahead of market. Also, audits are not moving as fast as the business does.
• In tech space, if you want to retain people, you can’t have them work solely on documentation. They have to work on cool stuff.
• Cloud standards globally should be revised.

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About ActiveState:

With ActiveState, developers can develop applications faster as they focus on writing code, not building runtimes. And enterprises can secure their open source supply chain while meeting compliance and reducing management costs.

ActiveState, provides enterprise grade programming language distributions backed with cross-platform consistency, commercial technical support, security reviews, license reviews, and indemnification. Our products and services directly address the challenges faced by enterprises trying to manage the risks and complexities of large scale open source language implementations.

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