Protecode to Increase Open Source Use in Large Organizations
Protecode Announces First Preventive, Automated IP Management Solution
Ottawa, ON and Santa Clara, CA — March 17, 2008 — Protecode Inc., today announced the first automated preventive Intellectual Property (IP) management solution. Protecode plug-in is a software development tool that unobtrusively manages IP by detecting and logging 100% of content entering a software project. Protecode logs, identifies and reports pedigree and licensing information associated with external content in any stage of software development projects. Protecode automatically creates a software Bill of Materials (BOM), and manages compliance with organization’s IP policies, offering a clean pedigree that insures that developers/contributors are using licenses accurately. Protecoding (coding with Protecode plug-in as part of the development environment) frees developers from having to understand open source rules and licenses.
Protecoding will be a major breakthrough for open source development. “Any tool that allows software to be developed with clear pedigree records would assist open source contributors and adopters tremendously,” said Jon Arnold, Principal of J. Arnold & Associates and a partner at IP Communications Insights. “Large enterprises previously fearful of contaminated open source code can now be confident in the pedigree of the code being used, and in compliance with licenses.”
“Although there are many IP management solutions that are brought into a development project, they tend to be generally after-the-fact, costly and take a long time to integrate,” said Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode, Inc. “The Protecode plug-in makes external content detection, record keeping and IP compliance an integrated part of the day-to-day software development. It is truly an unobtrusive, plug-and-play installation. This means there is absolutely no change in the day-to-day development process.”
The Protecode plug-in solution is highly scalable and can be used by large and small enterprises, as well as individual developers. Initially launched for the Eclipse development community with Java and C/C++, protecoding will expand into multiple languages and infrastructures.
Pricing and Availability
Protecode software will be available through OEM partners and directly from the Protecode website at www.protecode.com, on a per-developer subscription basis.
Protecode will showcase the new technology at EclipseCon 2008 (pedestal #105) on March 17th-20th in Santa Clara, California.
Protecode Incorporated is a Canadian technology company that focuses on software Intellectual Property (IP) determination and software Bill of Materials (BOM) management. Fully integrated with the leading software development environments, Protecode Inc. is addressing IP integrity issues facing enterprises and software developers worldwide. Protecode is the innovator of the protecoding development methodology. For more information on Protecode, visit www.protecode.com.
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