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Open Source Software (OSS): Ensure Effective Due Diligence Is Carried Out in M&A Transactions

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:30
Webinar

With software pervading virtually every industry and mergers and other types of acquisitions (M&A) on the rise, it is now more important than ever for businesses to ensure effective due diligence is carried out in M&A transactions. Depending on how OSS is used, and depending on how well an organization manages the unique license obligations potentially arising from such use,  the use of OSS can cause inadvertent dilution  or even loss of the organization’s intellectual property (IP) assets and hence of the value of the transaction. As a result, the acquiring business’s legal and engineering teams need a fast, secure and thorough analysis of software assets when a M&A transaction is in motion.
Join Mark Wittow, Partner at K&L Gates, Brandon Woods, Associate at K&L Gates, and Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck to gain insights on defined strategies and processes for evaluating open source issues and software assets within the scope of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Attendees will learn: 

  • Why technical due diligence is important in software company M&A transactions
  • What steps are involved in the diligence process
  • Challenges and common concerns of acquirers and investors
  • Risk allocation - reps and warranties, disclosure schedule, closing conditions
  • Coordinating resolution of technical and legal issues - remediation plans and other solutions 
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How Open Source Spurs Innovation at CSC – Achieving Compliance, Cultural and Corporate Success

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30
Webinar

As companies around the world leverage the technical, financial and business benefits of open source software (OSS), compliance is playing an increasingly important role in corporate governance. Organizations are adopting open source processes as part of their standard development lifecycle, and building entire platforms, products and services on OSS, allowing companies to be more agile, innovative and community driven.  With adoption comes the need for managing OSS, and for implementing industry best practices in open source compliance and governance.

In this webinar, Roy Garris, Solution Architect at CSC and Bill Weinberg, Senior Director for OSS Strategy Consulting from Black Duck Software, will discuss:

  • The benefits and challenges of adopting OSS style development within CSC
  • CSC open source strategy & and how CSC addresses OSS compliance
  • How CSC participates in OSS communities and contributes to key open source projects
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Categories: Vendor

IT Operations: Managing SLAs with Kanban

Intland Blog - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:00
Date and time: 7 August 2014, 4 pm (CET) Webinar duration: 30 minutes What you can learn: How to manage issues/tickets on Kanban with escalation status? IT Operations teams have to manage several IT applications in parallel internally within the
Categories: Vendor

5 Steps to Ensuring Compliance in the Software Supply Chain: The Harman Case Study

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:30
Webinar

Harman designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated
control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.  As a technology leader and innovator with leading brands such as AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, and JBL®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.

One of Harman’s biggest challenges when supplying its systems is ensuring it can prove its code complies with applicable license terms. The code must also be free of security and quality risks that could impact the integrity of the finished products.

But what happens when the code is open source? While software developed in-house can be closely monitored, software that comes in through third parties is harder to track. How can Harman accurately report on operational and legal risks for components and projects it didn’t develop?

Join this webinar with Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President Legal, Global Intellectual Property at Harman, and Black Duck Software, who will discuss:

  • Current open source trends
  • An in-depth review of popular licenses (including GPL)
  • Open source compliance: Harman’s take
  • Beyond compliance – the impact of security and technical risks
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Talk Back: Voice Response Workflows with Speech Server 2007

MSDN Magazine RSS Feed - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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 - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 07:34
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