The Roadmap

Ep 10: Open source - audit, valuation and deals

March 01, 2023 Bristows
Ep 10: Open source - audit, valuation and deals
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The Roadmap
Ep 10: Open source - audit, valuation and deals
Mar 01, 2023
Bristows

In this episode of The Roadmap, our technology lawyers Anneke Pol and Toby Crick, discuss open source software and highlight the importance of being conscious of what open source software your business uses, and - crucially - how it's used.

This episode is aimed at those who would like to know:

  • Why is understanding open source so important in a corporate context?
  • What are the two main approaches to open source audits?
  • How can open-source software affect a business's valuation?
  • How is OSS addressed during the M&A processes?

Toby is one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the UK on open source, and a thought leader on the topic. He has written a chapter, “Corporate Concerns: Audit, Valuation, and Deals” in the leading book on the subject, “Open Source Law, Policy and Practice”. Keeping with the ethos of open source, the book is both published by Oxford University Press and available online for free here.

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Show Notes

In this episode of The Roadmap, our technology lawyers Anneke Pol and Toby Crick, discuss open source software and highlight the importance of being conscious of what open source software your business uses, and - crucially - how it's used.

This episode is aimed at those who would like to know:

  • Why is understanding open source so important in a corporate context?
  • What are the two main approaches to open source audits?
  • How can open-source software affect a business's valuation?
  • How is OSS addressed during the M&A processes?

Toby is one of the pre-eminent lawyers in the UK on open source, and a thought leader on the topic. He has written a chapter, “Corporate Concerns: Audit, Valuation, and Deals” in the leading book on the subject, “Open Source Law, Policy and Practice”. Keeping with the ethos of open source, the book is both published by Oxford University Press and available online for free here.

Thanks for listening!
If you have any feedback, questions or comments, please email us at theroadmap@bristows.com

Find all the episodes as we release them here, and don’t forget to subscribe! Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn using #TheRoadmapPod