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Webinar: The 2017 Open Source Year in Review

Event, Jan. 17, 11:30 a.m. EST
Black Duck will present a complimentary webinar reviewing the past year’s legal developments in open source software on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

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Be Wary of Certain ISV and Embedded Software Agreements

Be Wary of Certain ISV and Embedded Software Agreements

Article
Vendors considering royalty ISV or other embedding agreements need to scrutinize the terms of such agreements and carefully consider whether they are willing and capable of satisfying all of the obligations those agreements typically entail.

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Even in The Cloud – Keep an Eye on Software Licensing

Article
Even though some of the more technical requirements may no longer be the company’s contractual obligation, the vendor’s failure to adhere to them can cause trouble.

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CIO’s Guide to Creating Sound Software Contracts

Article
It’s important to start the procurement process by outlining the desired features of a software system in a requirements document.

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Arguments Against IBM License Metric Tool – What Does and Doesn’t Work?

Article
Each of the major software publishers has one or two tricks up its sleeve – tricks that often are missed by licensees – affecting how its server products may be used in virtualized environments.

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Black Friday for Software Copyright Infringement Settlements

Black Friday for Software Copyright Infringement Settlements

Article
Many software publishers and trade associations with calendar year accounting are resolving as many outstanding software audits as possible. Companies currently engaged in a software audit may be able to negotiate favorable resolutions.

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Beware Audit Terms in Microsoft’s New MPSA

White Paper
Microsoft is transitioning many of its volume-licensing customers from the Select Plus Agreement to the new Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). Unfortunately, audit terms contained in the MPSA are significantly more onerous and markedly less reasonable.

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