When your open source doesn't work, you don't either. Yet many organizations continue to rely on fuzzy expertise, Google search, and luck to architect, deploy, and maintain open source packages when they wouldn't do the same for proprietary code. Why is this?

To reduce costs and frustration with open source issues, it helps to understand how enterprise-class open source support can help. Using real data from hundreds of open source packages across a variety of organizations, this webinar discusses the statistics, the questions, and the realities of using OSS in the field:

  • What are the real costs when it come to using "free" open source code?
  • What packages see the most requests for support
  • Who uses OSS support and what's an example scenario?

If you've ever encountered an issue with open source, whether technical or architectural, or needed to choose the best packages to solve a particular problem, this webinar gives you the data you need to start using open source support within your organization.


Rod Cope, CTO

Rod Cope, CTO, drives the technology vision for Rogue Wave Software. Rod was the founder and CTO of OpenLogic, a profitable venture-backed company, and joined Rogue Wave as CTO following the acquisition. Rod has over 20 years of experience in software development spanning a number of industries including telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare, and manufacturing. Rod has worked at IBM, IBM Global Services, General Electric, and for the CTO of Anthem. Rod has also led key technical teams working on mission-critical applications at Ericsson and Integral. He has been instrumental in leading security efforts for large public facing web sites used by some of the largest financial institutions in the world, most notably securing foreign exchange transactions over the internet. Rod's expansive career also includes the implementation of public key based security systems from the ground up in embedded devices, mobile applications, and in back office systems. Rod holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Software Engineering

Justin Reock, lead architect and director of support and services

Justin has over 18 years of experience working in various software roles, including development, databases, integration work, quality, training, and technical leadership. His primary focus is on high-performance enterprise open source middleware and messaging.