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How Open Source Spurs Innovation at CSC – Achieving Compliance, Cultural and Corporate Success

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:30

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

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:30

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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Open Source Software - How to Benefit from its Use and Alleviate Legal Issues for Investors and Acquirers

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:30

Open source software is ubiquitous and widely used in development organizations to build better software faster. However many development organizations struggle to manage, control and ensure compliance, resulting in legal and business exposure.  This problem is compounded as software development moves out of traditional IT departments to marketing and other departments.   Since software is an increasing part of the value of companies, both investors and acquirers are focusing on compliance with OSS license terms.  The failure to be able to demonstrate such compliance can delay the deal and even reduce the value of the transaction.
This webinar, presented by Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck and Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI) will cover:

  • Overview of  the latest OSS trends including mobile, cloud, big data
  • Learn what investors and acquirers look for in OSS compliance
  • Clarify the terms of copyleft licenses including the GPL and AGPL and how to ensure compliance
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Control, Efficiency and Visibility Throughout the Development Lifecycle

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:30

Don’t miss this live demo of Artifactory Pro integration with the Black Duck Suite

As the amount of open source components increases within your codebase, ensuring that the right binaries show up in your build is becoming more and more challenging. According to Gartner Research Vice President Mark Driver, “As the use of open source binaries continues to accelerate within the enterprise, repository management solutions are becoming a core element in the DevOps infrastructure, helping with standardization, efficiency, and reliability. Integrating open source governance within this important entry point for open source components provides visibility and helps manage risk, including both IP and potential security vulnerabilities.”

The integration between Black Duck® Code Center™ and JFrog® Artifactory™ offers you an automated, non-invasive approach to the open source component approval process, in addition to proactively monitoring for security vulnerabilities that may be associated with specific binary components.

Join Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate at JFrog and Dave Gruber Vice President of Product Marketing and Product Management at Black Duck, in this second of a three-part series, as they demonstrate the full integration of Artifactory Pro and the Black Duck Suite.  

Attendees will learn:

  • How to manage risk and maximize use of OSS components  with an automated, non-invasive approach to the open source component approvals process
  • Seamless  build integration with Jenkins
  • How to exercise full control over the licenses that are used by your third-party dependencies
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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:21
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IT Due Diligence – Reduce the risk and costs associated with M&A transactions

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:30

With software pervading virtually every industry and M&A deals on the rise, it is now more important than ever for businesses to ensure effective due diligence is carried out in M&A transactions. Identifying and investigating IT assets in the early stages of a deal is necessary to avoid a range of issues including security, quality and open source licensing, which often leads to unanticipated IT spend and possible regulatory compliance issues or even termination of a deal. For a transaction to go smoothly, it's critical that all stakeholders on both sides understand best practices for technical diligence.

If you play a role in buying or selling companies and software assets, join this webinar with Black Duck and Jim Hoffman author of IT Due Diligence Guide to get a clear understanding of how a well-managed and effective IT due diligence process can reduce the risk and costs associated with an M&A transaction.
Attendees will learn:

  • Overview of the due diligence process
  • Four key areas of IT due diligence
  • Open Source and other potential high risk items
  • Real-world examples of issues identified during IT due diligence
  • How to write an IT due diligence report


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Cloud Business Models and the Evolution of Open Source Licenses

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:30

Software has become critical to the success of companies in industries far removed from technology from banking to automotive to manufacturing.  Moreover software deployment is rapidly moving from “on premise” to functions provided by third party services without software being distributed (such as and the move of companies to cloud computing. This fundamental change in the manner in which software is used means that companies need to understand how OSS licenses apply in this new world.  
Most open source licenses were developed around traditional software delivery models which provided that licensees received a copy of the software and didn’t anticipate the software making functions available without distribution of the software.  The problem arose through the rise of Application Service Providers, frequently referred to as the “ASP Hole”, but the move to cloud computing has made the “exception” the rule.   More recent OSS licenses have provisions that deal with software provided as a service or through the cloud. With the continuing shift to SAAS and cloud computing, this new class of licenses (including the AGPL) has become more important.
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 application of OSS licenses, particularly AGPL and other licenses in this new class, to these services. 

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AIJA Conference

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:13

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Event Dates:  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 09:00 to Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 16:00 Location:  Prague
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OSCON North America

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:13

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Event Dates:  Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 14:00 Location:  Portland, OR
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Red Hat Technical Conference 2014

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:13

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Event Dates:  Monday, June 23, 2014 - 09:00 Location:  Antwerp, Belgium
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Omnichannel Banking Conference

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:13


Anthony Thomson, founder and former chairman, Metro Bank and Daryl Wilkinson, head of digital development, Nationwide are among the speakers at the 2014 FStech Omnichannel Banking Conference. The event, returning after a successful 2013 debut, will take place at the IoD Hub London on Thursday, 19 June. 

Other speakers include: Nic Cumisky, senior industry manager, Google; Iqbal Gandham, chief marketing officer, Nutmeg; Allister Green, business development controller, Cumberland Building Society; and Kebbie Sebastian, managing director, Penser Consulting.


Event Dates:  Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 09:00 Location:  London, UK
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IFCLA Conference

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:13

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Event Dates:  Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, June 6, 2014 - 14:00 Location:  Antwerp, Belgium
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UK Legal Seminar: Balancing Technical Innovation with Legal Compliance

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 17:13


Open source software (OSS) is everywhere and, given the potential benefits it can deliver, it's not difficult to see why. The use of OSS can reduce costs, enhance IT flexibility, accelerate innovation and increase time to solution. Even industries outside of the traditional software and technology sectors such as financial services, automotive, energy and media are turning to OSS in order to be more efficient and, ultimately, keep up with competitors in areas such as mobilization and application development.

As OSS use is increasing, so is the challenge to manage, control and ensure compliance. Within the context of increasing competition and decreasing resources, development organizations are under intense pressure to keep pace. There are various challenges, in addition to this mounting pressure, that arise when organizations lack formal policies. Ad hoc management practices are insufficient when ensuring license obligations are met.

Time: Registration & breakfast begins at 8:30am.

Location: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London E1 8GP - Where is this?

Hosts: Tessa Finlayson, Associate at Bird & Bird and Matthew Jacobs, General Counsel at Black Duck Software

Cost: There is no cost for this event.


Event Dates:  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 08:15 Location:  London, UK
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Critical Infrastructure for Ensuring the Right Open Source Gets in Your Next Build

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:30

As organizations continue to increase their use of open source software to speed development, the dependency on external code brings new challenges to the development process. Ensuring the right bits end up in the build requires discipline and automated solutions that can control versions, check for updates, monitor for security vulnerabilities and track open source licensing.
Join Baruch Sadogursky , Developer Advocate at JFrog and Dave Gruber Vice President of Produce Marketing and Product Management at Black Duck, in this first of a three-part series, to learn how to:

  • Orchestrate a fast, reliable build process that ensures the right open source bits end up in your next build
  • Gain visibility into the open source that is use within your projects
  • Implement controls that help your team identify potential security vulnerabilities and license conflicts
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OSS Logistics: Driving Innovative Software from Developer to Customer

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 16:00

If you’ve ever passed through a major airport, there’s a good chance you and your luggage arrived at your destination safely thanks to SITA, the world's leading air transport IT and communications specialists. From booking to flight arrival, SITA’s successful management of complex logistics is why almost every airline and airport in the world does business with SITA
Logistical challenges aren’t isolated to the airline industry. Software companies are under more pressure than ever to create faster, better and more secure products. Using open source is key, but how do companies gain visibility and control of the open source they have? How can good open source be found and bad open source avoided? And how do development teams code quicker and with confidence in a world of software complexity?
Join Alex Bigmore, Senior Architect & Open Source Governance Programme Manager at SITA and Phil Granof, CMO at Black Duck as they discuss several issues on open source, including achieving compliance while maintaining efficiency across the development organization. This Webinar will cover:

  • Current open source market trends
  • Open Source Logistics – The importance of managing open source from consumption to delivery
  • Open Source Compliance: A Case Study with SITA
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The Latest Legal Developments in Open Source

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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Heartbleed Bug

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 22:46

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A Guide to M&A Success

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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2014 Future of Open Source Survey Results Revealed

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:00

Date: Thursday, April 3rd

Time: 2pm EST – What time is this for me?

The annual Future of Open Source Survey provides a report on the state of the open source industry and analysis of future trends. Now in its eighth year, this annual survey is supported by over 30 open source software industry leaders and collaborating organizations, compiling results from hundreds of respondents from the open source community.

The 2014 Future of Open Source Survey is now live!

Take the survey to help shape this year’s results:

The 2013 survey received 800+ responses and the results have received over 100,000 views on Slideshare! Don’t miss this live panel discussion on the industry’s hottest trends and the 2014 survey results, featuring:

  • Michael J. Skok, General Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners (@mjskok)
  • Lou Shipley, CEO at Black Duck Software (@loushipley)
  • Jeffrey Hammond, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research (@jhammond)
  • More speakers to be added!

Follow the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #FutureOSS.

View last year's Future of Open Source Survey results webinar panel discussion with real-world insights from industry experts at Black Duck, North Bridge, Forrester Research, Hortonworks, Thomson Reuters and Acquia.

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Eighth Annual Future of Open Source Survey Finds OSS Powering New Technologies, Reaching New People, and Creating New Economics

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 14:00

From Education to Government to Health Care, OSS Now Woven into the Social Fabric; Enterprises Respond With Increased Participation in OSS Community

Burlington, Mass., April 3, 2014 – Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software (OSS) adoption, management, and governance, and North Bridge Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, today announced the results of the eighth annual Future of Open Source Survey, an annual investigation into OSS industry trends. This year’s results point toward the increased strategic role that OSS has in today’s enterprises, the crucial function OSS plays in developing new technologies, the growth of first-time developers within the OSS community, and the impact it has on daily life.

“This year’s results signal an important shift in how enterprises view open source – a shift that will have tremendous impact on the future of development,” said Lou Shipley, President and CEO, Black Duck. “Open source has proven its quality and security, and reached a point of widespread democratization and proliferation.  As such, organizations must – and, as our survey shows, some of the more sophisticated OSS users have already begun – changing the way they view their role.  Understanding that it’s about more than just cost-cutting or any of the traditional reasons to simply use OSS; it’s about participating and managing the logistical challenges to gain competitive advantage, attract top talent, and influence project direction.”

Survey results highlight this democratization and proliferation of open source in three main areas: new people, new technologies, and new economics.

New People
Survey results uncover the growth of first-time developers participating in the open source community, and point to both new open source education initiatives and the prevalence of open source-based educational platforms. In addition, the survey reveals the three industries expected to be impacted most by OSS are education (76 percent), government (67 percent), and health care (45 percent). Results also demonstrate how embedded OSS has become in our social fabric.  Respondents reported the top ten areas OSS will impact our everyday lives include:

  1. Education
  2. Mobility
  3. Web privacy/security
  4. Home appliance
  5. Wearable devices
  6. Robotics
  7. Entertainment
  8. Automotive
  9. Gaming
  10. Monetary exchange/payments

New Technologies
Open source has long been touted as the foundation for new technological innovations, and as OSS projects grow, so, too, do these new technologies.  As data from the Black Duck® KnowledgeBase™ shows, with nearly one million open source projects to date, the rate of innovation spurs new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the continued rise of Software as a Service (SaaS). When asked what industries OSS technology was leading, 63 percent cited cloud computing/virtualization as the key area where developers have turned to OSS. In addition, 57 percent answered content management, 52 percent selected mobile technology, and 51 percent answered security.

New Economics
56 percent of corporations expect to contribute to more open source projects in 2014, signaling a change in the way enterprises view open source. When asked why they engaged with OSS communities, cost reduction was still the top response (61 percent), but 45 percent of corporations responded that they also did so to gain competitive advantage. For companies with over 1,000 employees, influencing a project’s direction was the third most popular answer. Finding and recruiting talent fell from the number two reason to engage with communities in 2013 to the number five answer this year, with only 37 percent choosing that as the top reason. This may be the result of OSS experience becoming a price-of-entry rather than a distinguishing factor.

“Open source is enjoying a proliferation that starts with a growing number of new developers at the grass roots. Many then go on to join enterprises who themselves are engaging in open source projects. Further news in the survey shows enterprises now organizing to contribute back more actively; as they realize the importance of open source innovation to jumpstart careers and kickstart projects,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. “As our survey continues to show open source is consuming the software world as the inherent quality, functionality, and increasingly ease of deployment creates a powerful gravitational pull on people and industries. This self-reinforcing, virtuous cycle will result in the most exciting applications having an open source foundation. Which is why many of the leading technology areas such as cloud, big data, content management and mobile are treating open source as their 'foundational platform.’ Further, more new areas like the Internet of Things, which requires interoperability and extensibility, can only be met by open source initiatives, hence the emergence of new communities such as the AllSeen Alliance."

Additional Findings

  • 72 percent of respondents chose to use OSS because of it provides stronger security than proprietary solutions, signaling a growing awareness that the proper management and use of OSS actually provides an even more secure environment than proprietary solutions. Building upon this, 80 percent of respondents reported choosing open source because of its quality over proprietary alternatives.
  • 68 percent of respondents said that OSS helped improve efficiency and lower costs, and 55 percent also indicated that OSS helped create new products and services, further supporting the idea of OSS as both an entrenched and a strategic element of today’s enterprises.
  • 50 percent of enterprises report openly contributing to and adopting open source, signaling a shift in the way organizations view the value of and their role in making contributions to the community.

A record-breaking 1,240 industry influencers took this year’s survey, answering questions about OSS trends, opportunities, key drivers of open source adoption, community engagement, and the business problems OSS solves now and in the future.

To see the full results, please visit Black Duck and North Bridge on SlideShare. View the 2014 Future of Open Source webinar results discussion with industry experts from Black Duck, North Bridge, Forrester Reserach, Samsung, Jaspersoft and Stony Brook University.

Follow @futureofOSS for the latest news and information, join the #FutureOSS conversations on Twitter and read more about the industry at the Open Source Delivers blog.

About North Bridge Venture Partners
Established in 1994, North Bridge is an active partner for early-stage entrepreneurs, providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. North Bridge partners, many founders themselves, work with entrepreneurs to apply their expertise in the creation, operation and scaling of market-leaders. The firm has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Palo Alto, California. To learn more about North Bridge, go to and follow us at @north_bridge. For more information on the Future of Open Source program, visit

About Black Duck Software 
Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods. As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit and follow us at @black_duck_sw.

2014 Future of Open Source Survey Collaborators

  1. The 451 Group/451 Research
  2. Acquia
  3. AMD
  4. Apache Foundation
  5. Apperian
  6. Appsembler
  7. Automattic
  8. Bareos
  9. CenturyLink
  10. Chef
  11. Cloudera
  12. CollabNet
  13. Commerce Guys
  14. Couchbase
  15. Credativ
  16. The Document Foundation
  17. Eclipse Foundation
  18. edX
  19. Engine Yard
  20. Entando
  21. EnterpriseDB
  22. Epic Learning Group
  23. Eucalyptus
  24. FoundationDB
  25. Grid Protection Alliance
  26. Intel
  27. Jaspersoft
  28. JFrog
  1. Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
  3. MassTLC
  4. project
  5. Open Invention Network (OIN)
  6. Open Source Initiative (OSI)
  7. Open Source Software Institute (OSSI)
  8. Open-Xchange
  9. OpenClinica
  10. OpenLogic – A Rouge Wave Company
  11. Opmantek
  12. OSEHRA (Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent)
  13. Pentaho
  14. Red Hat
  15. Revolution Analytics
  17. Spree Commerce
  18. SugarCRM
  19. SUSE
  20. Teluu
  21. Ubuntu by Canonical
  22. VoltDB
  23. WPEngine
  24. WSO2
  25. X2Engine
  26. Zenoss

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