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OpenChain Webinar: Open Source Due Diligence for M&A

By legal, licensing, News, Webinar

This webinar features a speaker who has “been there” as we discuss best practices before, during, and after the due diligence phase to ensure post-close success. We cover:
(a) Why open source due diligence is key in tech transactions,
(b) Lessons learned on how to perform open source due diligence,
(c) How to leverage diligence findings in post-close integration.

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This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-06-17.

Webinar – OFE Briefing on the EU Product Liability Directive

By legal, News, Webinar

On the 11th of June 2024, 07:00 UTC there was a special briefing from OpenForum Europe (OFE) on the EU Product Liability Directive. It is part of a series provided by OFE on European policy matters that impact open source, business processes and risk management.

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“European Union reached provisional (political) agreement on the text for the proposed revision of the EU’s Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC (PLD). The PLD establishes a strict liability (i.e., no fault) regime to enable claimants to seek compensation for defective products across the EU, meaning claimants do not need to establish fault to claim successfully. As a result, it is the preferred way of making product liability claims in the EU. The revision is a significant development, as the PLD dates back to 1985 and has been virtually unchanged for nearly 40 years – with only very minor amendments in 1999.”
https://products.cooley.com/2023/12/21/new-product-liability-laws-one-step-closer-in-europe/

Our Speaker is Ciarán O’Riordan, Senior Policy Advisor at OpenForum Europe. His background is as a free software / open source software policy and communications expert.

OFE is a not-for-profit, Brussels-based independent think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved to also cover issues related to Open standards, Cybersecurity, Digital Government, Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Cloud Computing and Internet Policy.
https://openforumeurope.org/

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We held three special briefings from OFE for the OpenChain community from May to June 2024.

More About Our Webinars:

This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-06-11.

Webinar – OFE Briefing on the EU AI Act

By ai, Featured, legal, News, Webinar

On the 28th of May 2024, 07:00 UTC there was a special briefing from OpenForum Europe (OFE) on the EU AI Act. It is part of a series provided by OFE on European policy matters that impact open source, business processes and risk management.

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“The AI Act is the first-ever legal framework on AI, which addresses the risks of AI and positions Europe to play a leading role globally. The AI Act aims to provide AI developers and deployers with clear requirements and obligations regarding specific uses of AI. At the same time, the regulation seeks to reduce administrative and financial burdens for business, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).” 
https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/policies/regulatory-framework-ai

Our Speaker is Ciarán O’Riordan, Senior Policy Advisor at OpenForum Europe. His background is as a free software / open source software policy and communications expert.

OFE is a not-for-profit, Brussels-based independent think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved to also cover issues related to Open standards, Cybersecurity, Digital Government, Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Cloud Computing and Internet Policy.
https://openforumeurope.org/

More in the OFE Series

We held three special briefings from OFE for the OpenChain community from May to June 2024.

More About Our Webinars:

This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-05-28.

OpenChain Webinar: AboutCode and Beyond – End-to-End SCA

By automation, community, legal, licensing, News, security, Webinar

This OpenChain Webinar digs into open source tooling with open data for open source compliance.

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Ensuring software license and security compliance can be difficult. Managing open source components – especially their licensing, provenance, and vulnerability risk – is a critical part of Software Composition Analysis (SCA), which is now a prerequisite for modern organizations to comply with mandated SBOMs and other regulations.

Expensive, proprietary SCA solutions rely on proprietary data that can be outdated or just wrong. To make using open source easier for everyone, we need FOSS tools and open data for FOSS SCA. Philippe Ombredanne will explain how using 100% open source software and open data, the AboutCode stack offers a new approach for the practical management of open source software for licensing and vulnerability risks for organizations of all sizes.

Philippe will share how modular open source projects like ScanCode, VulnerableCode, and DejaCode fit together to identify components and their license, provenance, and known vulnerabilities, and aggregate this and SBOM data across products, teams, and organizations to address security, legal, and regulatory requirements for software license and security compliance in an integrated solution.

Philippe will also discuss exciting updates on new open source projects for better software supply chain integrity and security like CRAVEX, which delivers modern open source tools for developers to manage, triage, rate, review, and determine exploitability of package vulnerabilities in a package-centric world.

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This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-05-15.

Webinar: OFE Briefing on the Cyber Resilience Act

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This webinar is a special briefing lead by Ciarán O’Riordan, Senior Policy Advisor at OpenForum Europe (OFE), on European policy matters that impact open source, business processes and risk management. OFE is a not-for-profit, Brussels-based independent think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved to also cover issues related to Open standards, Cybersecurity, Digital Government, Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Cloud Computing and Internet Policy.

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“The proposal for a regulation on cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements, known as the Cyber Resilience Act, bolsters cybersecurity rules to ensure more secure hardware and software products. Hardware and software products are increasingly subject to successful cyberattacks, leading to an estimated global annual cost of cybercrime of €5.5 trillion by 2021.”
https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/library/cyber-resilience-act

Our Speaker is Ciarán O’Riordan, Senior Policy Advisor at OpenForum Europe. His background is as a free software / open source software policy and communications expert.

OFE is a not-for-profit, Brussels-based independent think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved to also cover issues related to Open standards, Cybersecurity, Digital Government, Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Cloud Computing and Internet Policy.
https://openforumeurope.org/

More in the OFE Series

We held three special briefings from OFE for the OpenChain community from May to June 2024.

More About Our Webinars:

This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-04-23.

Webinar: LF Management & Best Practices Portal

By automation, community, legal, licensing, News, security, standards, Webinar

This webinar by Hilary Carter, SVP Research at The Linux Foundation, unpacked LF Management & Best Practices, the digital home where communities of “best practice” converge. Here, you’ll be able to find the standards, reference material, courses, live events and webinars, research, project communities, and the automation tools to help you start your project or organization’s open source journey, and to keep it on track!

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This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-04-09.

OpenChain Webinar: Eclipse Apoapsis

By automation, community, News, Webinar

This webinar had Marcel Kurzmann from Robert Bosch GmbH present the Eclipse Apoapsis project in general with its process level idea of an abstraction layer concept and the ORT-server on a technical level. In the second part of the webinar, he gave an introduction of the abstraction layer concept with a generic process description, the generic architecture and templates.

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This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This OpenChain Webinar was broadcast on 2024-04-09.

Webinar: Universal CVSS Calculator

By automation, News, security, Webinar

This webinar discusses a Universal CVSS Calculator released by {metæffekt} GmbH. The open-source online tool is intended to support the assessment of vulnerabilities with their various CVSS scores from multiple authorities. It was created due to the lack of CVSS calculators which could ingest multiple vectors with different CVSS versions and compare the scores consistently.

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This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This is OpenChain Webinar #69, released on 2024-03-22.

Webinar: Understanding GitHub Copilot

By ai, News, Webinar

This OpenChain Webinar welcomes Jiyon Yun and T. Greg Doucette of the GitHub team to discuss GitHub Copilot from the perspective of engagement by users, especially business users considering cost/benefit and risk containment from a legal perspective.

More About Our Webinars:

This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This is OpenChain Webinar #61, released on 2024-03-14.

Webinar: SCANOSS Export Control

By automation, community, legal, News, Partner Webinar, Webinar

This time we had a special Webinar from Julian at SCANOSS to show us how they have collected and built solutions around managing open source and export control.

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This event is part of the overarching OpenChain Project Webinar Series. Our series highlights knowledge from throughout the global OpenChain eco-system. Participants are discussing approaches, processes and activities from their experience, providing a free service to increase shared knowledge in the supply chain. Our goal, as always, is to increase trust and therefore efficiency. No registration or costs involved. This is user companies producing great informative content for their peers.

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This is OpenChain Webinar #61, released on 2024-03-14.