Open Source Audits in Merger and Acquisition Transactions

The Basics You Must Know

The software due diligence process is becoming a standard part of any merger or acquisition. During this process, it’s common to encounter open source software, which presents a set of verification challenges different from proprietary software.

Written by Ibrahim Haddad, Vice President of R&D, and the Head of the Open Source Group at Samsung Research America, this ebook provides an overview and practical guide to open source audits in merger and acquisition transactions, and offers basic guidelines to improve open source compliance preparedness.

You’ll learn about:

  • Common open source usage scenarios
  • When to commission an open source audit
  • Common audit methods
  • Open source compliance process
  • Compliance-related best practices