Today's software is not created so much as assembled. The parts that serve as ingredients come from a variety of sources, but mostly from the millions of open source components freely available on the internet. This has enabled a digital transformation in several industries, helping market leaders speed their time to market, lower costs, and improve innovation.
But what are the licensing and security implications? This white paper, written by Phil Odence, general manager, Black Duck® Audits, examines the risks of open source in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, the best approaches to address those risks, and how to prioritize what and when to audit.
The paper answers critical questions such as:
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Understand the process of an open source audit—what comes before, during, and after.Read the blog post
Learn how to address license conflicts, security vulnerabilities, quality issues, and maintainability concerns.Download the eBook
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