Daily archives: December 21, 2010

Management of Open Source Software and Third Party Intellectual Property – London 25/01/11 1

Sean Egan, CTO, CM-Logic http://www.cm-logic.com/ will give a talk for the Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) about the Management of Open Source Software and Third Party Intellectual Property at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA (http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/london-office-guide.pdf)) on Tuesday 25th January 2011, from 1800 to 2100.

This bookable event is free and open to all with buffet and refreshments. To book a place to attend please contact Mark Elkins via mark_elkins@bcs.org

Many development teams have found that they can accelerate their development process by including components of open source and third party code as part of their overall solution. The use of open source and third party code creates licensing and security issues of its own. Unmanaged use of externally sourced code can compromise intellectual property rights, create unknown royalty obligations, and introduce hidden security risks.

If you manage software development, sell or export software products, or prepare to sell or buy companies with software assets, you can’t afford to be wrong about where your code originated and what licensing obligations it carries.

You are responsible for ensuring that software meets business requirements, so you need to have all the facts. This is increasingly difficult because, whether you know it or not, your software probably contains open source or third-party code components from around the world.

In a broad range of industries the need to rapidly deploy cost-effective software solutions has outstripped the capacity of traditional software development. To meet business goals, developers increasingly assemble software solutions by reusing open source and third party code.

CM-Logic services and solutions help organisations detect, track and manage the use of mixed-origin code.