Evaluating Open Source Content in Software Assets in M&A Due Diligence

Most companies involved with technology M&A understand the importance of open source risks in software. Today’s software contains significant amounts of open source, on average more than 50%, according to a 2018 Synopsys study.

There are several ways to assess and manage open source risk in a transaction, with some more effective than others. Similarly, there are several approaches to open source due diligence and varying degrees of depth of analysis. This guidebook provides an overview of those approaches and their respective benefits.


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