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

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:30

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

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 Asset Value:  Low value
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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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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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