The due diligence of a deal

The due diligence of a deal

Technology due diligence may turn up surprises, but it’s better to find them sooner rather than later. Third-party audits can help you assess your risk. The post The due diligence of a deal appeared first on Software Integrity Blog ... Read More
Quantifying software quality risks in tech M&A

Quantifying software quality risks in tech M&A

Tech M&A typically evaluates security and legal risks, but what about software quality risks? Poor code and architecture quality can have a lasting impact. The post Quantifying software quality risks in tech M&A appeared first on Software Integrity Blog ... Read More
Let’s Talk Licenses: Beware the Beerware License

Let’s Talk Licenses: Beware the Beerware License

Many companies are relaxed about reusing software under the Beerware License and similar open source licenses. But could licensors have a real claim? The post Let’s Talk Licenses: Beware the Beerware License appeared first on Software Integrity Blog ... Read More
Top 3 operational open source risk factors

Top 3 operational open source risk factors

Consider these three operational open source risk factors when using open source components: version currency, version proliferation, and project activity. The post Top 3 operational open source risk factors appeared first on Software Integrity Blog ... Read More
Know your code—and know your stuff!

Know your code—and know your stuff!

An open source audit digs into a codebase to see what’s inside. Find out what our audit services team unearthed in the 1,200+ codebases we reviewed in 2018. The post Know your code—and know your stuff! appeared first on Software Integrity Blog ... Read More
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Next-generation audit reports: Enhanced visibility into open source risks in M&A transactions

Black Duck audit reports help you understand your license compliance, software security, code quality, and web services risks—and now they’re even better. Our customers rely on Black Duck audits to help them understand open source license compliance and security risks quickly and easily. The key deliverable in any audit is ... Read More
The Apache Software Foundation can take a joke, but not when it comes to licensing

The Apache Software Foundation can take a joke, but not when it comes to licensing

The Apache Software Foundation’s legal group is an interesting microcosm in which to study open source license issues. Generally, what the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) deems good is good for companies looking to consume open source, and what’s not is not. So their open discussions are useful to monitor if ... Read More
Celebrating freedom with free beer

Celebrating freedom with free beer

America is unique (beyond being the only place on the planet not distracted by the World Cup). Amid heaps of controversy over our national identity, freedom remains central to the American culture and spirit. And so as we in the United States enjoy our hot dogs, beers, and fireworks on ... Read More