New York, NY, July 27, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Jeff Luszcz, Founder and CTO, Palamida, Inc. will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Open Source Software & the Technical Due Diligence Process LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for July 28, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).
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About Jeff Luszcz
As the Founder & CTO of Palamida, a leading provider of Open Source discovery and vulnerability management tools, Jeff helps software companies understand how to best use open source while complying with their license obligations and staying on top of security issues. Jeff also leads the Professional Services team responsible for open source compliance and security audits. His team has performed reviews for some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. Jeff spent six years as a software engineer at NASA Ames Research Center where he implemented software for simulation and visualization of flat panel display technology and their related human factors. Jeff has been active in the Java, Macintosh and Open Source software communities and is the author of several well-known Macintosh software utilities and has served as a technical editor for Wrox Press.
About Palamida, Inc.
Palamida provides products and services for software composition analysis. Our customers identify and track open source and other externally-written software in their development projects in order to manage and secure their software against risks resulting from intellectual property infringement and security vulnerabilities. Palamida analysts have conducted thousands of audits projects (billions of lines of code) ranging from quick one-day inspections to comprehensive due diligence projects to multi-product internal baselines. In all cases, our analysts use Palamida Enterprise Edition software as well as extensive domain expertise to produce a highly readable and actionable report. Reports can be tailored to specific requirements and can include open source and commercial content, analysis of subcomponents, multi-media content, and cut-and-paste source code. Palamida Professional Services play a crucial role when time is tight and domain expertise is essential in auditing for open source use.
Open Source has eaten the software world. A typical company is made up of 50% Open Source Software, though companies’ ability to discover and track these packages has not kept up with the development practices. Companies who are targets in Mergers & Acquisitions are required to disclose their use of OSS/3P software and Palamida’s research shows the typical company is only aware of 2% of their aactual usage. This massive undercounting is affecting the ability of these organizations to have a successful exit. Additionally, those who do have a successful exit often require a large amount of remediation before close in order to come into compliance. In this webinar Palamida will discuss the modern technical due diligence process as it relates to Open Source and Third-Party Software, along with the steps that a target or acquirer will go through to validate the Third-Party list. Other topics include common reasons for no-go decisions, and remediation steps that you will have to go through before you sell or buy a company.
Key topics include:
- Open Source Software Legal Primer
- Preparing Yourself for An Acquisition As a Buyer
- Preparing Yourself for An Acquisition As a Seller
- Timetable of the Due Diligence Process
- Common Findings and Pitfalls
- Remediation Steps
- Effects on Valuation and Go/no-go Decisions
- Use for Integration with the Acquiring Company
About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/.