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Open-Source Software: Risks and Rewards

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September 23, 2015

08:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT

For companies that develop software, whether for use on internal servers, as part of a cloud-based business model, or shipping to end users, open-source software offers some compelling advantages, including low cost and wide availability. However, before committing to any open-source software solution (especially in a mission-critical role), a business needs to ask whether the benefits justify the risks.

Join us for breakfast to learn about some of those risks—including the risks inherent in trusting business functions to public code and in mixing open-source software with company code—and about a process for avoiding the unintended and unwelcome consequences of an ill-considered commitment to a particular open-source software solution.

8:30 - 9:00 AM \ Breakfast and registration
9:00 -10:30 AM \ Program

Please contact Melissa Frost at or +1.650.843.7808. 

CLE credit: CA MCLE credit is currently pending approval for 1.50 hours.