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Jim Buell


Jim Buell is the director of the Black Duck Audits group in the Synopsys Software Integrity Group. He joined Black Duck Software (now Synopsys) in 2005 as the organization’s first full-time open source consultant. Prior to his open source audit work, he spent 15 years working as a developer in the software industry.

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Sorting through open source license risks

Software audits are the best way to uncover open source license risks before you go to production. Here’s how our audit group categorizes license risks.

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Posted in Open source and software supply chain risks