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Fiona Krakenbürger

CTO & Co-Founder

Sovereign Tech Fund

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Fiona Krakenbürger
Government carrot, government stick: Exploring two contrasting approaches to improving open source security
2:35 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Governments are starting to believe that their traditional hands-off approach to open source no longer makes sense. But what then? Europe is providing examples of both “carrot” and “stick”: providing incentives to people and organizations to do more security work (i.e. the carrot) or penalizing them for not doing the work or after security incidents happen (i.e. the stick). In this fireside chat, Tidelift co-founder and general counsel Luis Villa sits down with Fiona Krakenbürger from the Sovereign Tech Fund and Mirko Böhm from the Linux Foundation Europe to discuss the impending CRA legislation in the EU (the biggest government stick to date) and the Sovereign Tech Fund’s “carrot” approach to funding open security.

About Fiona Krakenbürger

Fiona is the Co-Founder of the Sovereign Tech Fund, an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, to support Open Source Infrastructure in the Public Interest. Fiona has a background in Open Source Funding and has helped bootstrap and implement Programs in Germany and the US. Besides her career in Open Source Funding, Fiona supported and founded various initiatives for more diversity in tech communities. She serves as a member on several boards and committees in the Open Source and technology ecosystem.