Skip to main content

See you at the next OpenSSF Town Hall on March 16th

By February 22, 2023March 1st, 2023Blog
OpenSSF Town Hall

By Jennifer Bly, OpenSSF

Are you interested in addressing open source software (OSS) security risk? Software Bill of Materials (SBOMs)? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in OSS security? If so, plan to join us at our next OpenSSF Town Hall on Thursday, March 16th at 10 AM US/Pacific Time. During this virtual town hall, we will give you a tour of the OpenSSF, let you know what some of our projects have recently been working on, and walk you through how to get involved in our various initiatives. If you’re an open source software maintainer, contributor, community member, or user who recognizes the importance of security, but haven’t joined an OpenSSF Working Group or Project yet, this will be a great introduction for you to get up to speed quickly with how you can participate. 

Town Hall Agenda

At our Town Hall, we’ll introduce you to OpenSSF, review what’s been happening over the past few months, and share about what’s next. You will get an in-depth tour of several key initiatives and find out how you can join us in securing the OSS ecosystem. The March Town Hall agenda includes:

  • Open Source Security Foundation tour – A brief walk through the OpenSSF’s projects and community – Brian Behlendorf, General Manager, OpenSSF
  • Addressing security risk with Alpha-Omega – A look at how we’re improving the security of open source software through direct maintainer engagement and expert analysis – Michael Scovetta, Microsoft
  • What’s happening in the SBOM Everywhere group? – An update on the past present and future of the group – Josh Bressers, Anchore
  • Advancing DEI in Open Source Security – An introduction to how the OpenSSF Best Practices WG is building bridges and evangelizing DEI across open source development and supply chain security – Christine Abernathy, F5 and Dr. Jautau “Jay” White, Microsoft
  • How to get involved – Find out how you can join OpenSSF Working Groups and Projects and start contributing right away – David A. Wheeler, Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, The Linux Foundation
  • Moderated Q&A Session – A time for question and answer with all of the panelists

Please feel free to ask your questions at registration or bring them to the webinar to add in the chat. Our goal is to make sure you leave with a definitive guide on how you can get involved in securing the open source software supply chain. Registration is free and open to all. We’d appreciate your help spreading the word on Twitter, Mastodon, and Linkedin.

Event Details

We look forward to seeing you there!

This post represents the views of the authors & does not necessarily reflect those of all OpenSSF members.