Zarren and Pruger write article examining business and legal issues related to third-party intellectual property

Zarren and Pruger write article examining business and legal issues related to third-party intellectual property
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE: Buyer Beware of Custom Development and M&A Transaction Risks
Adam S. Zarren and Heather R. Pruger
Maryland Bar Journal

Adam S. Zarren and Heather R. Pruger wrote this article that provides an overview of the complex nature of open source software and the benefits and risks of incorporating open source software into a product.  The article covers how to manage those risks and how to prepare for a transaction involving open source software.

In conclusion, Mr. Zarren and Ms. Pruger say open source software has great advantages, but also potentially costly risks. Their advice? Do your research at the beginning of a transaction involving open source software.