What You Don't Know Can Hurt You-Open Source License Compliance and M&A Activity

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Sam Quakenbush, Senior Director, Field Innovation & Strategy at Mend.io

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Spoiler alert: In 2022, audits found open source in 100% of our customer engagements. 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 aware 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. Join this webinar 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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