open source software

What You’re Missing When You Skimp on Tech Diligence Part II: Open Source Software

most software contains a large portion of open source code

“He who sells what isn’t his’n, Must buy it back or go to prison.”
Daniel Drew, 19th Century American Financier

In Part I of this series, we covered several ways in which tech diligence identifies technical debt and other risks that can lead to unexpected costs and value impairment. In Part II, we explore other technical and legal IP issues that could require unplanned work, delay shipment, or, in the worst case, land an acquirer in a lawsuit over licensing that exposes proprietary intellectual property.