Enabling the Safe and Efficient Adoption of Open Source Software
Protecode, Inc. today launched Release 3.0 of its Software Lifecycle IP Management solutions, enabling organizations to safely adopt and utilize the most appropriate open source software for their projects. Protecode’s software portfolio covers the spectrum of activities necessary to ensure proper software governance and legal compliance with licensing obligations. Protecode’s Software Lifecycle IP Management tools are easy to install, use and maintain, ensuring secure operation and offering accurate and flexible IP licensing reporting options.
“Worldwide availability and use of open source software has reduced software development times and costs significantly, while creating a need for efficient tools that streamline open source software adoption and help manage complex sourcing,” says Melinda Ballou, program director for the Application Life-Cycle Management and IT Executive Strategies services at IDC, a leading industry research firm headquartered in Framingham, Mass. “This is imperative for small to mid-size organizations that need efficient and affordable development tools to implement software IP governance that are easy to adopt, integrate into the normal development process and do not require additional training.”
“Deep understanding of customers’ development processes and their critical efficiency factors has enabled us to construct a portfolio of software governance tools that cover all aspects of development activities and achieve unequalled functionality/performance/cost attributes,” said Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode.
Release 3.0 includes capabilities such as platform-independent operation of Developer IP Assistant, fast and rich analysis of software including code in archives, interactive reports that allow quick access to pertinent information, source-code similarity analysis to help with legal litigation cases, and direct repository support for automatic analysis of files on check-in.
Protecode Software Lifecycle IP Management components include:
- Enterprise IP Analyzer analyzes existing source code or code received from contractors or outsourcers;
- Repository IP Checker verifies source code entered into the repository satisfies established IP policies;
- Developer IP Assistant provides real-time unobtrusive analyses of assembled source code at the developer workstation;
- The Build IP Analyzer provides software Bill of Materials and verifies the source code consumed in a build process satisfies required obligations.
Protecode is a Sponsor of the OpenWorld Forum (October 1-2nd) in Paris, France. Protecode has organized and will speak at the “Managing Open Source and Legal Pitfalls” associated conference on October 2nd in the Paris conference hall. Protecode’s products and services will be showcased in the exhibition hall.
Protecode, Inc. delivers leading products and services for software governance and Intellectual Property (IP) management. Protecode’s Software Lifecycle IP Management portfolio includes the Developer IP Assistant real-time IP management solution, Enterprise IP Analyzer for bulk analysis and reporting of existing code portfolio, The Repository IP Checker for analysis of code that is checked into the library, and Build IP Analyzer for ensuring end products meet IP obligations. Protecode also offers its IP Audit Service as an accurate, fast and efficient process to determine open source and other third party licensing obligations in anticipation of a commercial, financing or M&A event. Protecode products enable enterprises worldwide to achieve mandated IP governance and effective rationalization of their source code assets, increasing corporate value and reducing costs.