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Thursday, February 16 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
How Open Source Can Get in the Way of an M&A Deal - Nithya Ruff, Comcast & Gil Yehuda, Yahoo

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When companies get acquired, few people think about open source until the deal is in process. During diligence, open source becomes a surprising priority raising issue that can impact the deal. We will discuss how companies prepare for code compliance and audits. We’ll cover auditing software, differing policies and tricks to reduce the risk of breaking a good deal. We’ll share plenty of examples of what you need to do before, during, and after the deal.

Speakers
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Nithya Ruff

Executive Director, Open Source Program Officer, Comcast & Chair, Board of Directors, The Linux Foundation
Nithya A. Ruff is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office. She is responsible for growing Open Source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently... Read More →
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Gil Yehuda

Sr. Director of Open Source, Yahoo Inc.
Gil Yehuda is the Sr. Director of Open Source and Standards at Yahoo Inc. where he manages the policies, processes, and relationships with organizations, foundations, and projects in the Open Source and Standards area. Prior to joining Yahoo, Gil was a Senior Analyst at Forrester... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm PST
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