What lawyers can learn from open source

Posted February 6, 2019 | View revision history

Inspired by the post 15 rules for communicating at GitHub from a few years back, I spoke with Sam Glover from the Lawyerist podcast on how lawyers can adopt the workflows, tools, and philosophies of open source to make their legal practice more remote-friendly.

You can listen on iTunes, Google Play, or right here:

If you want to learn more about how GitHub uses GitHub for non-code things like legal and HR, this Fast Company article is a great read.

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Ben Balter is Chief of Staff for Security at GitHub, the world’s largest software development platform. Previously, as a Staff Technical Program manager for Enterprise and Compliance, Ben managed GitHub’s on-premises and SaaS enterprise offerings, and as the Senior Product Manager overseeing the platform’s Trust and Safety efforts, Ben shipped more than 500 features in support of community management, privacy, compliance, content moderation, product security, platform health, and open source workflows to ensure the GitHub community and platform remained safe, secure, and welcoming for all software developers. Before joining GitHub’s Product team, Ben served as GitHub’s Government Evangelist, leading the efforts to encourage more than 2,000 government organizations across 75 countries to adopt open source philosophies for code, data, and policy development. More about the author →

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