— Software Development Tool Made Available to Eclipse Community to Automate Pedigree Record Generation–
Ottawa, ON June 24, 2008 Protecode¥ Inc., today announced the general availability of its software development tool for governance and Intellectual Property (IP) management. The latest release enables commercial software developers and open source creators to accelerate managed adoption of open source code in a simple, painless process. Additionally, the software is now available to the Eclipse community for anyone working on an active Eclipse project. Protecode automatically generates records of software content, identifies and reports associated pedigree and licensing information by checking its properties and compliance against an organization’s policies, establishing IP ownership and creating a software Bill of Materials (BOM).
What we like about the tool is the way it brings forward the detection of license policy violations to the developers desktop, where they can be quickly addressed, before they get deeply embedded in the product, said Simon Redding, Vice President, R&D of Zeligsoft, a leading vendor of software development tools to the embedded computing industry. The Bill of Materials, containing the origin of all external, included and depended upon code, is kept up to date on an ongoing basis. The alternative of scanning all code at product release time can result in some nasty surprises and little time to address them.
The GA release provides features and functionality including:
X Support for multiple languages and infrastructures including Java, C/C++ and CVS/SVN code management systems.
X Support for Eclipse development environment and is ready for Ganymede (new Eclipse Release 3.4).
X Enterprise Adopter (EA) functionality a tool for analyzing existing software projects.
X Enhanced reporting format with interactive features.
X Administrator for registration and policies.
X High scalability, allowing usage by large and small enterprises, as well as individual developers in any stage of the software development process.
X Certified Ready for Rational with IBM’s Rational Application Developer products.
Today, software IP contamination is a significant threat to any commercial software development effort, said Mark Driver, Research Vice President at Gartner Research, a leading information technology research and advisory company. Automated, early, and unobtrusive identification of even small code segments would better allow developers to leverage open source software in a safe and controlled manner.
Pricing and Availability
A fully functional version of the Protecode solution is directly available at www.protecode.com for a 30-day complimentary evaluation period. The annual license fee is $250 per developer seat.
For anyone working on an active Eclipse project, the company is offering a complimentary, one year subscription. The Project Leader for any Eclipse project can become a Protecode Administrator and enable contributors in that project to participate. Please contact Protecode directly for activation.
Protecode Inc. delivers leading tools for software governance and Intellectual Property Management. Protecode solutions enable cost-effective, disciplined software development through automated detection, logging, identification, pedigree-tagging of software content, and provisioning of IP compliance reports and the associated software Bill of Materials (BOM). Seamlessly integrated with the leading software development environments, Protecode products enable enterprises and software developers worldwide to achieve mandated IP governance, increasing corporate and developer value and reducing costs. Protecode Inc. offers secure and accurate software development tools that are simple to adopt, easy to use, and scalable from a single creator to thousands of developers working in multiple sites on a project. Protecode has received Ready for IBM Rational Software integration validation with IBM Rational Application Developer. For more information, visit www.protecode.com.
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