If you build it, someone's going to break it. That's life. If you break it, you want to get someone to fix it. How do we get the builders and breakers to work together, cooperatively? News stories are filled with builders and breakers having bad relationships that cause bad press, law suits, and worse for one, the other, or both.
This session is about how to do this better. How to get bug reports and not look like an idiot. How to tell people what you broke without looking like a miscreant. The presenter, Jon Callas, of PGP Corporation, has been on both sides of this and is a Software Diplomat. Come talk about the diplomacy of building and breaking.
Jon Callas is currently the CTO of PGP Corporation and has previously served as Chief Scientist at PGP Inc. and as CTO of the Network Security Division for Network Associates Technologies Inc. Jon Callas served as Director of Software Engineering at Counterpane Internet Security Inc. and was a co-architect of Counterpane’s Managed Security Monitoring system. Most recently, he was Senior Systems Architect at Wave Systems Corporation. His career includes work at Digital Equipment Corporation, World Benders, and Apple Computer. He is the principal author of the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF’s) OpenPGP standard and a writer and frequent lecturer on system security and intellectual property issues. Jon Callas has a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland.