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The Latest Legal Developments in Open Source

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:30

Open source software (OSS) has become a fundamental part of the IT infrastructure of virtually all companies. Such criticality naturally gives rise to legal issues as organizations protect their own interests in the context the sharing inherent with open source.

Recently there has been a shift from enforcement activity by non-profits to commercial entities with two lawsuits which enforce the GPLv2 being filed by commercial  companies in 2013. One of the lawsuits involves GPLv2 licensed code im a commercial product and has broader impacts for both commercial and open source  companies. Patent activity around open source has continued apace and contribution agreements are getting more attention as companies evolve from consuming open source to contribution back.

This webinar, presented by Black Duck with Karen Copenhaver, partner at Choate Hall & Stewart and Counsel for the Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI), will review:

  • The rise in importance of open source for commercial entities
  • Explain the lastest developments for OSS licenses, patents and contributor agreements.
  • What to look out for in the open source legal sphere during 2014.
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Categories: Vendor

A Guide to M&A Success

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:30

Open source software is ubiquitous and widely used in development organizations to build better software faster. The day-to-day practice of using open source software is often uncontrolled, potentially creating unknown legal, business and operational risks arising from the often overlooked and misunderstood obligations found in many open source licenses.  As a result, acquiring companies are now focusing more heavily on open source and third party code in their due diligence practices to uncover issues before M&A transactions are completed.

Join this Webinar with Black Duck Software and Anthony Decicco, Partner at GTC Law Group and learn about the new industry norms with respect to open source due diligence.  

Attendees will learn:

  • The steps involved in the due diligence process
  • Possible impacts on a transaction, due diligence and definitive agreements   
  • Challenges and common concerns of acquirers and investors and ways to address these concerns well before a transaction
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Categories: Vendor

Talk Back: Voice Response Workflows with Speech Server 2007

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Speech Server 2007 lets you create sophisticated voice-response applications with Microsoft .NET Framework and Visual Studio tool integration. Here’s how.
Categories: .NET

Performance: Scaling Strategies for ASP.NET Applications

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Performance problems can creep into your Web app as it scales up, and when they do, you need to find the causes and the best strategies to address them.
Categories: .NET

Silverlight: Building Advanced 3D Animations with Silverlight 2.0

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Animating with Silverlight is easier than you think. Here we create a 3D app that folds a polyhedron using XAML, C#, and by emulating the DirectX math libraries.
Categories: .NET

Interview++: Bjarne Stroustrup on the Evolution of Languages

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Howard Dierking talks to the inventor of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, about language zealots, the evolution of programming, and what’s in the future of programming.
Categories: .NET

Office Development: Manage Metadata with Document Information Panels

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Here the author uses Document Information Panels in the Microsoft 2007 Office system to manipulate metadata from Office docs for better discovery and management.
Categories: .NET

Editor's Note: A Service-Oriented Editor's Note

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Here is what Howard Dierking has to say about the differences between services and distributed applications and how he has approached services in his projects.
Categories: .NET

Toolbox: Logging Web App Errors, Learning LINQ, and More

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

See how to log Web application errors for better health monitoring, what to read if you’re thinking about LINQ, and which blog Scott recommends reading this month.
Categories: .NET

Sustainable Computing: Imagine Cup 2008: Competing for Change

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

For the 2008 Imagine Cup, students have been challenged to use technology to enable a sustainable environment. Finalists in the U.S. competition recently presented their solutions in Los Angeles, and MSDN Magazine was there to see the innovative ideas participants have come up with.
Categories: .NET

CLR Inside Out: Measure Early and Often for Performance, Part 1

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

In this month’s column, get the inside scoop on how to build performance into your apps from the start, rather than dealing with the fallout after you deploy them.
Categories: .NET

Basic Instincts: My Namespace Extensions with My Extensibility

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

In this month’s column, learn how to integrate your own My Namespace extension into the Visual Basic development environment using the My Extensibility feature.
Categories: .NET

Cutting Edge: ListView Tips and Tricks

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

This month, use nested ListView controls to create hierarchical views of data and extend the eventing model of the ListView by deriving a custom ListView class.
Categories: .NET

Foundations: Code Access Security in WCF, Part 1

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Here we discuss code-access security in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and present a solution for enabling partially trusted clients for WCF services.
Categories: .NET

Test Run: Testing SQL Stored Procedures Using LINQ

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Language Integrated Query makes lots of things easier. Here we put LINQ, or more specifically the LINQ to SQL provider, to use testing SQL stored procedures.
Categories: .NET

Service Station: Building a WCF Router, Part 1

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Here we take a look at WCF clients and services, and explain how to tweak the addressing and message filtering behaviors so you can route services between them.
Categories: .NET

Windows with C++: Windows Imaging Component Basics

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Windows Imaging Component (WIC) is an extensible framework for encoding, decoding, and manipulating images. See how to use WIC to encode and decode different image formats.
Categories: .NET

Going Places: Provisioning Mobile Devices

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Learn how you can set up every mobile device in your company with a few lines of code and some XML--thanks to the provisioning APIs in the Windows Mobile SDK.
Categories: .NET

{ End Bracket }: The Magic of Software

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - 3 hours 5 min ago
April 2008

Are the transparent computer screens in the movie Minority Report or the flashy fingerprint analysis software programs used on CSI closer than we think? Maybe so.
Categories: .NET

API Security: Securing Digital Channels and Mobile Apps Against Hacks

Java Developer's Journal - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 21:00
More and more enterprises today are doing business by opening up their data and applications through APIs. Though forward-thinking and strategic, exposing APIs also increases the surface area for potential attack by hackers. To benefit from APIs while staying secure, enterprises and security architects need to continue to develop a deep understanding about API security and how it differs from traditional web application security or mobile application security. In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Sachin Agarwal, VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at SOA Software, will walk you through the various aspects of how an API could be potentially exploited. He will discuss the necessary best practices to secure your data and enterprise applications while continue continuing to support your business’s digital initiatives.

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