With the CentOS end of life (EOL) announcement sparking course corrections for communities and enterprises around the world, many are reassessing their long term support (LTS) plans for other pieces of open source software (OSS) within their stacks.
In this presentation for All Things Open, Perforce OSS Evangelist Javier Perez discusses what developers and organizations need to consider for OSS EOL, including:

  • How “LTS” varies from community to community
  • Avenues to mitigate risk, improve security, and maintain compliance in EOL
  • Choosing between upgrades, migrations, and extended LTS
  • And more

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Javier Perez

Chief Evangelist - Open Source and Security, Perforce Software

Passionate about technology and open-source software, Javier is Chief Evangelist for Open Source and Security at Perforce Software. He is responsible for technical thought leadership and advocacy for the open-source and application security portfolios. 

Javier has been in the application development, open-source, cloud, app security, AI, SaaS, and mobile industries for 20+ years, and has had the opportunity to speak at industry events all over the world. Javier holds an honors degree in Computer Systems and an MBA.