What is the GRC 2022 Conference?
Since 2013, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Information Systems Audit Control Association have partnered to host an event to bring together governance, risk and control experts from across the globe with the common mission of sharing knowledge, insights and resources with the IS/IT community to provide a more inclusive and supportive environment for professionals of all experience levels.
August 22 to August 24 in Orlando, Florida.
iText at the GRC 2022 Conference
Aykut Avci - The complications of compliance: AGPLv3 and other copyleft OSS licenses
iText Software is open source under the AGPLv3. As you know, every open source software comes along with a license, some of which are permissive and some not. When an organization uses an open source software, the organization is responsible for complying with the license. From our experience in this industry for more than 20 years, we can say that the license compliance is easily overlooked even today. Especially when it comes to lesser known licenses. Non-compliance can be costly, not only in terms of financials but also reputation as well as other damages. IT Auditors play an important role for making sure that their organizations don’t go into non-compliance situations.
In this talk, we will be providing information regarding open-source licensing, especially the AGPLv3 copyleft open source license. We will be providing information regarding identifying the potential non-compliance cases within organizations as well as working towards correcting the usages.
After completing this session, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the AGPLv3 and other open-source software licenses.
- Aware of the license compliance risk of using open-source software in an organization.
- Learn how to identify non-compliance in your organization.
- Know what to do in case you spot a non-compliance within an organization.
- How to communicate the corrective actions regarding the non-compliance.
Aykut Avci is a computer engineer with a PhD degree who has held various roles in his history at iText, ranging from Technical Manager to Sales. Currently, he is working as Global License Compliance Manager and his core responsibility is to help create global awareness regarding open source and open-source licensing. He collaborates with all sorts of organizations who utilize open-source products to provide them with insights about licensing compliance.