Open Source Software is now broadly used in the development of software applications. The ability to reuse components of code already created allows development teams to create more code, with more functionality, faster. It also promotes the adoption of standards and makes applications more interoperable.
With the increasing adoption of open source software in software development there is an increasing need for organisations to understand free and open source software licensing obligations and compliance issues.
PatSnap will be joined by Martin Callinan, Founder of Source Code Control. Martin has over 20 years’ experience providing organisations with strategies to manage business risks associated with open source software such as IP compliance, security vulnerability management and procurement. He is actively involved in the open source software industry to help create best practices and industry standards for the adoption and management of open source based software through organisations such as TechUK and OpenUK.
Gone are the days when proprietary hardware was our only option in the data center. As companies seek technologies that would make use of their existing infrastructure, Open Source quickly became the staple solution for innovation and flexibility within the data center. If you’re looking ways to explore an open source strategy for the first time, or to take your existing strategy to the next level, this webinar is for you!
Join Nithya Ruff, Director of Open Source Office and board member at the Linux Foundation, as she shares why you need an open source strategy, and how you can grow your own. We look forward to collaborating with you!
As data continues to grow exponentially, datacenters are challenged with how to manage the increase in data complexity with on-demand access. When there isn’t a good solution to meet the need, Open Source and Flash are at the heart of solving these challenges by enabling companies to create scalable, agile and cost-effective datacenters. Join SanDisk’s Nithya Ruff, Open Source Strategy Director, as she outlines the use-cases for Open Source, and how to leverage the powerful combination of Open Source and flash technology to enable easy scaling, fast deployment of new services and improved user experiences and QoS.Read more >
Our bi-weekly webinar series will each focus on a few of the key benefits of open source software for enterprise.
Adoption of open source software (OSS) at the enterprise level has flourished, as more businesses discover the considerable advantages that open source solutions hold over their proprietary counterparts, and as the enterprise mentality around open source continues to shift.
In this three part series you will discover:
- How to make smart use of open source software
- Why Cassandra is a smart business decision
- How to ensure your applications run smoothly on Cassandra
- Why open source is the new norm
- How to leverage the power of the open source community
Cybersecurity has become one of the areas where substantive diligence should be conducted not as an afterthought but as an integral part of the M&A process for any deal, particularly those that involve targets with any kind of online presence. The continued growth in the use of open source software underscores the importance of thorough software due diligence. This webinar examines key open source software-related issues and deal points in M&A, licensing and other transactions. Understanding these key legal and technical risks, as well as strategies for mitigating them, will help you speed and smooth negotiations, avoid protracted due diligence and get better deal terms.Read more >
There’s a lot of buzz about blockchain technology, with the revolutionary possibilities of blockchain being compared to the early days of the Internet, promising to transform the ways in which people and businesses cooperate. The second generation of open source blockchain projects such as Openchain, Ethereum and the Hyperledger Project illustrate how open source platforms are evolving in different directions to support distributed transactions and contracts of all types.
With an eye to keeping the hype factor to a minimum, this webinar will explore the promise and potential of blockchain and look at some of the many exciting open source blockchain projects being implemented today.
WhiteSource Bolt is an integrated product within the Visual studio team services product. It automatically detects all open source components in your build and alerts on vulnerable open source components, outdated libraries, and licenses compliance issues.
WhiteSource integrates with your Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or Team Foundation Server (TFS) continuous integration servers and detects all open source components in your software, without ever scanning your code. It provides you with real-time alerts on vulnerable and outdated open source components and generates comprehensive up-to-date inventory, licenses and security reports with only one click.
More and more innovation in the healthcare industry is powered by open source software, whether it’s for a new pacemaker or the latest Electronic Medical Records (EMR) platform.
A recent study of more than 1,000 commercial software applications found that open source components comprised 46% of the code in commercial applications for healthcare-related industries. But with innovation comes risk. The same research uncovered high-risk open source security vulnerabilities in 47% of the healthcare applications studied.
A focused approach to managing open source risk is essential as HIPAA and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) put new pressures on healthcare providers and technology companies to protect patient data privacy and security.
If you're concerned with healthcare application security, learn why open source management is essential for your overall security strategy.
Your developers love open source. It saves coding. It saves time. It makes software better, faster. But, it comes with responsibility; like licenses to track, updates to make and security to protect. This means your team spends valuable time tracking every module; manually…via emails…and spreadsheets, while key dependencies, new versions and worse get missed. This, your developers do not love. Those security and licenses risks are exactly the reason we created WhiteSource
WhiteSource integrates with any build tool, running in the background as part of your continuous integration environment.When it comes time to release, you have a full status report of all your open source at your fingertips…And no surprises. WhiteSource makes meticulously managing open source effortless. Your developers will love that.So will your sales team.Which is why you are really going to love WhiteSource!
In this webinar we learn how to address any open source security concerns within your organization, understand the difference between securing your open source components and your proprietary code, learn how you can automatically detect vulnerable open source components, and discover ways to avoid the pitfalls of un-managed open source usage.Read more >
Legislators in Europe continue to expand the scope of the laws governing information security and personal data protection. As a result, organizations serving consumers and businesses in the region need to understand the implications these laws will have on their use of open source to build software applications.
During this educational webinar led by Dan Hedley, Partner, IT and Commercial from Irwin Mitchell, we’ll provide guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and why a comprehensive approach to open source security management is essential for GDPR observance. In addition, we’ll review open source management best practices in context of other industry-specific developments like the Network and Information Services Directive and the Electronic Identification Regulation.
Today, open source drives technology and development, and its worldwide adoption ranges from companies with a single employee to large corporations like Microsoft and Apple. All of these organizations rely on open source to innovate, reduce development costs, and speed time to market. Recent research reports point out that open source comprises 80% to 90% of the code in a typical application. Our Open Source 360° survey provides an update on the rapid evolution of open source development, use and management.
The 2017 Open Source 360° survey was conducted through Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research & Innovation (COSRI), focusing on four important areas of open source – usage, risk, contributions and governance/policies. Our respondents include input from new players, established leaders, and influencers across vertical markets and communities. This range of respondents drives broad industry awareness and discussions of these key issues.
Please join Technology Evangelist Tim Mackey (@timintech) and CMO Bob Canaway (@bobcanaway) to review the results from the Open Source 360 Survey. Please bring your questions!
Follow the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #OSS360.
This webinar provides a detailed comparison between open source Apache Cassandra managed by Instaclustr and proprietary technologies such as DataStax Enterprise. The aim is to highlight the operational and cost benefits associated with deploying open source Apache Cassandra and other data management technologies including Apache Spark. This webinar will also discuss the modern business approach to open source and enterprise software deployment and the pitfalls associated with technology lock in.Read more >
Open source components are the foundation of today’s applications. Ineffective security and management of open source is pervasive.
That stark contrast marks Black Duck’s recently released 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA), which is based on code audits of more than 1000 applications. Not surprisingly, 97% of the audited applications contained open source. Disturbingly, 67% of the applications contained known open source vulnerabilities.
In this webinar, Black Duck VP of Security Strategy Mike Pittenger will review the audit findings in depth and discuss strategies companies can use to minimize open source security risk while maximizing the economic and productivity value open source provides.
Open source software use is ubiquitous worldwide, increasing the importance that M&A professionals understand the potential security, license compliance, and operational risks open source represents in today’s transactions.
This webinar will detail findings in a recent report issued by Black Duck’s Center for Open Source Research and Innovation (COSRI) showing that most M&A target organizations are not effective in securing and managing their open source.
Black Duck On-Demand audits hundreds of commercial code bases each year. The Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) will provide insight and results from over 1000 audits performed in 2016, including:
- The number, age and severity of vulnerabilities in the open source components
- The gap between the number of open source components used versus what the target company thought it was using
- The prevalence of open source components using licenses that could put IP at risk
Today’s rapidly changing technologies, including the proliferation of open source and the accelerating shift to the cloud, are increasing the use of outside experts for both application development and IT solutions. At the same time, IP security is top of mind worldwide. This presentation will look at ways organizations can outsource to meet their development needs and also address open source security and management risks before giving contractors access to their valuable technologies.
Jim Markwith is an experienced technology and corporate transactions attorney with over 20 years of experience. His clients range from start-ups to fortune 50 technology leaders, including computer software, on-line retail, and Healthcare IT product and service developers. Prior to private practice, Jim held Executive and Senior in-house legal positions with Microsoft, Adobe Systems, and Allscripts Healthcare. Jim received his J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and is a member of the California, Washington, DC, and Washington State Bar Associations.
For more information on Jim, please click http://symonsmarkwith.com/jim-markwith. For questions about this presentation, or for more information on available legal support, please contact Jim at email@example.com.
The next wave of open source compliance challenges is upon us. Historically, enforcement has been a community based effort with an emphasis on “doing the right thing”. In recent years, however, we have seen the emergence of private enforcement and enforcement driven by entities and individuals for purposes of economic gain. In some cases these actions are to enforce legitimate interests arising from, for instance, dual licensing models. In other cases, copyright “trolls” are pressing an agenda. In this webinar, Mark Radcliffe and Bernd Siebers will review some of the current litigation trends, evaluate how the different elements of the open source community are reacting to these trends and offer insights and strategies for avoiding the cross-hairs. This includes taking a closer look at open source cases litigated in 2016 in Germany, including the following questions:
- Are we experiencing a shift in jurisprudence?
- What should users and developers of open source software do to protect themselves?
- What's the contribution of the open source community?
Companies are constantly seeking ways to ensure their application code is secure and effectively managed. For example, M&A acquirers conduct one-time code audits on companies they are buying to avoid legal, operational or security pitfalls. Other organizations are proactive, using an ongoing solution to make sure their application code is secure and well managed on a day-to-day basis. Increasingly, many companies are opting to use both approaches.
Join Bob Genshaft, Director Strategic Programs at Wolters Kluwer, and Black Duck's VP and General Manager On-Demand Audits Phil Odence for a discussion that will address key open source security and management questions:
· When is it appropriate to conduct an audit?
· When should your company consider an ongoing solution?
· What are the benefits of doing both?
Increasingly, organizations worldwide are implementing open source security and license risk assessment capabilities early in the software development lifecycle when the cost to remediate issues is lowest. This webinar will demonstrate Black Duck Hub’s effectiveness in providing comprehensive risk assessments when used in combination with our Eclipse IDE plugin, Build Tool, and CI Tool integrations. Additionally, we'll review valuable new features in Black Duck Hub 3.5.
You’ll also learn:
- How to improve the accuracy of your open source inventory by leverage open source dependency discovery techniques for build tools and package managers
- Options for incorporating Hub scanning into your Continuous Integration environments
- How to track remediation tasks using the Hub-Jira integration
- How to streamline your component review process
- Use cases for scanning binary repositories such as Artifactory
This annual review will highlight the most significant legal developments related to open source software in 2016, including:
- Current litigation
- An open source security update
- Companies open sourcing their own code
- FCC banning open source in routers
Gain insights into these important legal developments from two of the leading open source legal experts, 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.
Increase security effectiveness and maintain dev agility
Three certainties in 2017: organizations worldwide will continue to increase their use of open source software; new open source security vulnerabilities will be discovered; exploits of open source vulnerabilities will occur.
With dev teams under constant pressure to accelerate application delivery and with security resources often scarce, organizations need more effective ways to determine which open source vulnerabilities to fix first and the options available to reduce risk during remediation.
Join Black Duck VP of Security Strategy Mike Pittenger as he discusses strategies and emerging best practices for risk-ranking open source vulnerabilities. He will cover:
- the most important considerations in prioritizing open source security issues
- ways to determine the risk associated with a discovered open source vulnerability
- options for dealing with open source security vulnerabilities beyond simply replacing the component
Did you know that nearly all product documentation at SUSE is published under an open document license, such as the GNU Free Documentation License, or Creative Commons? And did you know that we use mainly open source tools during the processes for the creation of our guides, quick starts, best practices? If you are curious to hear more about these tools and processes, just join the talk, and discover how you can influence quality and output of the SUSE documentation work.Read more >
Open Source software is the foundation for application development today and its use is growing rapidly worldwide because of the development cost reductions and innovation it enables. Black Duck discovers open source in every application it analyzes and finds finds that 35% of the average commercial software application is open source. Home-grown applications typically contain 50% or more open source.
The dramatic growth in open source use has been accompanied by an array of security and management challenges related to a lack of visibility into and control of the open source in use. Leading organizations are aggressively pursuing ways to continue to increase their use of open source and do so without compromising effective security or management.
This webinar will present findings from Black Duck's Center for Open Source Research examining open source use, risks, and benefits. Black Duck CMO Bob Canaway will discuss the latest open source threats, usage patterns, governance, and the changing security and management needs as open source expands across the cloud, the Internet of Things, and the digital landscape.
Despite open source software's long history - Linux just turned 25 - legal and risk questions about open source use still abound. Black Duck On-Demand Vice President & General Manager Phil Odence regularly fields open source-related questions as he speaks with tech executives and their counsel. Listen in as Phil goes through some of the most frequently asked questions and gets expert answers from Attorneys Karen Copenhaver and Mark Radcliffe. Both are well versed in the legal nuances of open source, and are able to turn their expertise into practical, actionable advice as they ably demonstrate in this webinar.Read more >
During our next customer webinar, we’ll share expert tips and best practices on how to extract maximum value from the latest features available in Black Duck Hub. The new integrations and features help improve both open source security and compliance. You’ll learn how to:
•Track remediation tasks using the new Hub-Jira integration
•Leverage new open source discovery techniques for Ruby Gems and Node.js as well as build integrations for Maven/Gradle to improve the accuracy of your open source inventory
•Customize your notices file so that all open source is properly attributed
•Leverage the new Hub-Email Extension to push notifications via email
•Incorporate Hub scanning into your Jenkins pipeline projects