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Podcast Episode 75: “Open Source software, International Standards, and beer”

I sat down with Paul McAdam, Director of Source Code Control, to talk about Open Source security, licensing, and asset management. What is it, why should it be on your ITAM radar, and what can be done about it?

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Topics include:

  • The potential risks of Open Source?
  • Maturity of the market
  • International standards for Open Source
  • Digital supply chain
  • Security and Audits
  • Heartbleed vulnerability
  • Bill of Materials
  • Homebrew beer
  • Open Source in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Who is responsible for the risk?

Also, will one of us start singing? Listen and find out!


Head to for more information on the international standards.
More info on the Heartbleed vulnerability can be found here –

About Rich Gibbons

Rich has been in the world of IT and software licensing since 2003, having been a software sales manager for a VAR, a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer, and now an ITAM analyst looking at software licensing and cloud.

A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a big Hip-Hop head, and loves travel, football in general (specifically MUFC), baseball, Marvel, and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine all of these with ITAM & software licensing is always fun!

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One Comment

  1. Paul McAdam says:

    A thorough interrogation

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