Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View more information about Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place February 14-16, 2017 in Lake Tahoe. 
View analytic
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

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

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
avatar for Nithya Ruff

Nithya Ruff

Director, Open Source Strategy Office, Comcast
Nithya A. Ruff is the Senior Director for Comcast’s Open Source Strategy Practice. Most recently, she founded and managed Western Digital’s Open Source Office. Nithya’s also held leadership positions at Wind River (an Intel Company), Synopsys, Avaya, Tripwire and Eastman Kodak. At Wind River, she led a team of product managers in managing a world class embedded Linux distribution and was a key member of the Yocto Project advocacy team on... Read More →
avatar for Gil Yehuda

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 Research where he covered the social-enterprise marketplace and provided insight services related to information management, knowledge management, and collaboration... Read More →



Thursday February 16, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Monument Peak

Attendees (28)