Governance & Risk Management , Identity Governance & Administration , Information Rights Management

How to Avoid a Lawsuit: OSS and M&A Vulnerabilities Exposed

In 2022, 86% of transactions included components with license conflicts.

Since open source usages are now so pervasive, companies are increasingly concerned about the security of applications built on the foundation of open source components. Consequently, open source security and license compliance are primary concerns of acquirers and targets involved in tech merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions.

Acquiring companies must be more aware that ever of the potential open source risks they may be inheriting along with the intellectual property in their targets’ codebases, identifying open source in the target’s code base is essential to M&A transactions involving software.

View this session to learn more about:

  • What’s the risk of not evaluating open source in M&A?
  • How can companies prepare to avoid legal risks of non-compliance
  • What is the role of open source license compliance?

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