Virtually all software today has open source components, and open source software has been integrated into practically every sector and industry.
The use of open source software is now so widespread that many companies are unaware of how and where they are using it, and would be unable to identify all their open source code if asked to do so.
While this proliferation is a testament to open source’s success, it also gives rise to unique business and legal challenges, particularly in the area of intellectual property. If a company cannot even find all of its open source code or identify its open source dependencies, how are to ensure that they are remaining compliant with open source licenses and protecting themselves from business or reputational risk?
To address these unique and unprecedented IP challenges, we present a new white paper, A New Wave of IP Risk: How Open Source Software is Changing IP Risk in the Software Supply Chain.
In this paper, brought to you in partnership with our friends at FOSSA, we will examine the most common IP risks that arise from the use of open source software today, including:
Exposure of IP secrets
The impact on the partner/customer relationship
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