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Black Duck Software

Developing an Open Source Strategy to Accelerate Software Development 
Presenters: Mark Driver, Gartner and Bill McQuaide, Black Duck Software

We're entering the open source era where the use of open source code throughout the enterprise is exploding.  Today there are billions of lines of open source freely available for download off the Internet, and developers are especially good at finding code to reuse. However, unmanaged open source can introduce security vulnerabilities, licensing issues and other business risks.  Watch this on demand, rich media presentation and discover how to use open source code in your organization to boost developer productivity and cut project costs. 

In this program, industry experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and thought leader Black Duck Software discuss best practices on how to develop an open source strategy that maximizes the benefits of using open source code while effectively managing issues and risks. 

Additional topics addressed in this program include:

  • Utilizing open source and third party software as a strategic asset
  • Real world examples of risks and issues
  • Avoiding unmanaged and over-managed software development
  • Best practices in leveraging open source code  

Hybrid Development Impacts the Software Industry 
Presenters: Vishwanath Venugopalan and Jay Lyman, Enterprise Software Analysts, The 451 Group

The maturity and ubiquity of open source code has driven the software industry to embrace hybrid development. Hybrid software development involves the combination of internally developed code with external code from vendors, partners and especially, the open source community. In a recent study by the 451 Group, half of open source software vendors engage in hybrid development. This has tremendous implications for software business models, software development governance and M&A technical due diligence. Join Vishwanath Venugopalan and Jay Lyman, Enterprise Software Analysts, The 451 Group, in this webcast, sponsored by Black Duck Software, as they discuss how businesses can create value and manage risk in the open source era.

Creating an Open Source Policy
Presenter: Bernard Golden, CEO of Navica

This presentation covers a five step process detailing how companies can implement an open source policy in their own environment. We discuss how to mitigate risk in the implementation process, an overview of how companies save money through accelerating a product's time to market and how to implement higher-quality software solutions through the use of open source.

Driving Business Agility via a Software Supply Chain
Presenter: Melinda-Carol Ballou, Program Director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management practice

Join guest speaker Melinda-Carol Ballou, Program Director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management practice, in this Black Duck sponsored webcast, which highlights software development "supply chain" strategies, to nurture community culture, and discusses techniques to improve code usage as software creation evolves toward greater complexity. The software supply chain enables developers to leverage software from multiple sources - internal, external, and open source - and to coordinate them effectively.

Managing Open Source: Best Practices

A recent increase in legal actions has raised industry awareness that open source code must be managed in compliance with applicable software licenses. Leading development organizations are establishing policies around open source usage and implementing engineering development processes which insure that software products remain in compliance. Join Black Duck Software for a review of industry best practices around the managed use of open source code.

How to Increase Velocity and Value with Agile Development using Open Source

This whitepaper explains the advantages of reusing open source components in projects implemented by agile development teams, discusses the issues and risks that must be managed and highlights the benefits organizations can receive by leveraging open source components. It concludes with a brief case study that demonstrates the productivity gains that can be swiftly realized by integrating agile development and open source software.

Best Practices for Managing Software Intellectual Property in an Open Source World

This whitepaper draws on the experiences of the Black Duck Software team, our customers, and other industry experts to propose new approaches to managing intellectual property in this new world. It describes a set of Best Practices that companies can use to avoid the risks and gain the benefits of this promising new approach to software development.

GPLv3 Summary

In June 2008 the Free Software Foundation announced the release of GPL (General Public License), version 3. This much anticipated version is the sequel to the commonly used GPL v2.

This paper offers a summary of the most significant terms of the GPLv3 license.

Creating and Implementing An Open Source Policy: Five Steps to Success
Presenter: Bernard Golden, Chief Executive Officer, Navica

Golden presents a five phase process which provides companies a way to implement their own Open Source Policy.

Software Encryption Export Considerations
Presenter: Ben Flowe, who leads the export/import compliance team at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP in Washington, DC

Lowe explains how to approach classification of products with encryption functions by applying the current Export Administration Regulations (EAR) provisions, from the least restrictive through the most restrictive controls.

Driving Business Agility via a Software Supply Chain (from IDC)

Written by Market Intelligence firm IDC and sponsored by Black Duck, the purpose of this white paper is to lay out software development "supply chain" strategies, to nurture community culture, and to discuss techniques to improve code usage as software creation evolves toward greater complexity. The software supply chain enables developers to leverage software from multiple sources - internal, external, and open source - and to coordinate them effectively.

The New Due Diligence: Assessing and Protecting Your Software Asset Value in Mergers, Acquisitions and Financing Rounds

The goal of this whitepaper is to make all parties involved in technology Merger & Acquisition (M&A) or funding events aware of software compliance management solutions, and how they can help organizations achieve their business goals.


ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION: Making Technology Serve The Business

No organization with a past exists in an IT vacuum. Whatever its size, it already has in place an array of legacy applications. These applications need to communicate and exchange information with one another, to prevent systemic inefficiencies and ill-informed business decisions. To make the best decisions and operate efficiently and effectively, an organization needs to gather complete information in realtime, and to share and collaborate internally. To do this, it needs an integrated information architecture across all of its business processes and data. Whatever form this new architecture takes, however, it must leverage the organization’s past IT investments.

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Striking the Right Commercial and Open Source Solutions Balance

There is a new business imperative within IT departments. IT has always been expected to “do more with less,” but in the past it has been more of a goal than a reality. Typically, projects would absorb six and seven-figure price tags by completion. Integration with existing infrastructure was never a priority like today; this is now a must-have for business and IT, not only due to wide-spread cost cutting, but also to address applications’ time-to-market requirements.

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Computer Science Corporation

The Leading Edge Forum Presents: Open Source: Open for Business

"Open source is a movement that is technical, political and sociological," says the report, the most recent in a series of annual Leading Edge Forum publications that detail technology with the potential to disrupt the business world. Open source software such as the Linux operating system places the scarce resource of software in everybody's hands. The open, collaborative approach levels the playing field, enabling anyone to contribute and defying the big hand of the corporation.


How to Use Open Source SOA Safely in the Enterprise – Guide to using open source technology safely in an enterprise environment. Paper explores productized releases, qualities of service (QoS), licensing of open source technology, enterprise support and professional services and extensibility, and how to get the most out of the cost savings, vendor neutrality and innovation of open source.


Enabling Initeroperability of Enterprise Data and Applications Using the Open Source Ingres Database

IDC has called open source the most significant all-encompassing and long-term trend that the soft ware industry has seen since the early 1980s.” Strong annual growth of revenue from standalone open source soft ware (OSS) is compelling evidence: Worldwide revenue reached $1.8 billion in 2006 and is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2011 -- an impressive compound annual growth rate of more than 26%.1 Despite strong growth, a number of factors prevent pervasive adoption of OSS today. Chief among these are interoperability issues such as centralized identity management, data integration, portability, and compatibility with other products. However, the introduction of the Ingres Database into the open source arena helps close the interoperability gap and provides enterprise-class data management capabilities to the open source community.

6 Myths About Open Source

In every poker game, there comes a moment of truth - when one opponent calls another's bluff. Everyone lays down their hand and a winner is declared based on the cards they hold.Well, we think it is time now to call the bluff on closed-source vendors, which have long argued that open source is a niche IT option, unable to support mission-critical applications, and that any update to the code is unregulated. It is time to tell the truth about today’s open source software.

Dollars and Sense: Lower TCO and Increase ROI UsIng Ingres Database

Forrester Research estimates that 80% of application requirements can be met using only 25% of the features and functionality that closed source database applications offer; while the Gartner Group states that open source technologies provide significant opportunities to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase Return on Investment (ROI). Adding open source software to the data center has become an increasingly strategic way for CIOs to reduce the total cost of their systems infrastructure, with TCO savings in excess of 75% or more. Gartner identifies Ingres Database as an exceptional open source database that has the necessary functionality to support mission-critical systems, such as rollback, redo, database mirroring and more. Ingres has helped thousands of enterprises worldwide reduce TCO and increase ROI by eliminating database license costs; minimizing system downtime; reducing hardware expenditures; lowering administration, engineering, and support costs; and providing a single platform for development, proof of concepts, and production.

Why Commercial Open Source?

Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions provide visibility into a corporation's investments of human and material resources. They supply the information necessary to invest a corporation’s capital into projects that provide the best return on their investment. By increasing the efficiency of a corporation’s resources, PPM solutions provide a strategic tool for creating a competitive advantage in this increasingly global business environment.

Other Resources

Open Source Index -- an interactive map and study measuring open source activity in 75 countries. Research produced by Georgia Tech. Sponsored by Red Hat.