The Invisible Software Supply Chain and Open Source Compliance

Legal Webinar Provides CLE Credit to Attendees, Insight from Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart, Counsel for Linux Foundation and Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piper, General Counsel for Open Source Initiative

Jun 18, 2012, 11:29 ET from Black Duck Software

BURLINGTON, Mass., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Software is often "invisible," making it difficult to track and control, and is rarely subject to the rigorous supply chain management systems employed for hardware.  The lack of visibility and control, combined with the ease of embedding software components with a simple "copy and paste," presents significant challenges to ensuring compliance and creates management risks. In fact, Gartner Group reports that by 2014, 50% of Global 2000 organizations will experience technology and cost challenges due to a lack of open source governance. 

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Attendees of this webinar will learn about software supply chains, managing compliance with open source software,  and the role of standards like SPDX in compliance. 

Please join presenters Karen Copenhaver, Partner at Choate Hall & Stewart, and Counsel for the Linux Foundation, and Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piper and General Counsel for the Open Source Initiative (OSI) for an informative discussion on this important topic.

What: Webinar with Karen Copenhaver and Mark Radcliffe about open source compliance within the software supply chain.  CLE credit available to webinar attendees.

Who: Karen Copenhaver, Mark Radcliffe and Black Duck Software.

When: Tuesday, June 19 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Register at:

About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. Black Duck enables companies to shorten time-to-solution and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, compliance and security challenges associated with open source software. Black Duck Software powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and, the largest free public directory of open source software and a vibrant web community of free and open source software developers and users. For more information, visit and follow @black_duck_sw.

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