SOURCE: Protecode

Protecode

September 01, 2009 08:59 ET

Protecode Launches Software Lifecycle IP Management

Software Portfolio Enables Workflow for Safe and Efficient Adoption of Open Source Software

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Protecode®, Inc. today launched its scalable portfolio of Software Lifecycle IP Management™ solutions, enabling safe and efficient adoption of open source and other 3rd party software for small, medium and large organizations. These solutions implement an open source adoption workflow consisting of a 5 stage process that gives developers forward freedom in selecting best open source solutions. Protecode's Open Source Adoption workflow process employs real-time techniques for checking legal obligations. It does not require any special training of software developers and does not disturb the existing development process.

"Managing and safeguarding intellectual property and copyright obligations has become a mandatory task in software development due to the intensive use of open source and outsourcing," said Robin Bloor, Partner, Hurwitz & Associates and Founder of Bloor Research. "While large corporations could avail of first generation tools for managed adoption of open source software, small and mid-sized companies could not afford automatic processes and had to rely on 'trust and luck' or the training of software developers on complex matters of licensing obligations. This is changing with the advent of 3rd generation products now coming to market."

"Intense R&D efforts have enabled Protecode to bring its portfolio of Software Lifecycle IP Management tools to a level of simplicity, scalability and performance that makes them affordable for even very small software organizations," said Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode. "Now, all software organizations, independent of size and location, can take advantage of open source software to accelerate their development, reduce their costs, and remain confident that all licensing and copyright obligations are understood and adhered to."

Protecode's Open Source Adoption workflow and Software Lifecycle IP Management solutions are easy to adopt, install and use. They are suited to single site or multisite teams, with software pedigree information accessable to authorized users across the entire organization.

The five stage Open Source Adoption process and corresponding tools are:

1. Central definition of an Intellectual Property (IP) and legal compliance policy acceptable to the organization project -- carried out by the development/business manager, together with legal counsel and captured in Protecode Policy Administrator™ .

2. Legal compliance analysis of legacy code, or code acquired from contractors or suppliers, and establishment of a code pedigree database -- automatically executed by the Enterprise IP Analyzer™.

3. Real-time and unobtrusive detection of legal obligations of any new code brought into the project. The developer will be alerted if there is a violation of an IP policy, for immediate correction or justification through Developer IP Assistant™.

4. Automatic analysis of any code that is checked into the organization's Source Control Management (SCM) library. IP attributes are checked against established IP policies through Protecode's repository plugins.

5. Build IP Analyzer™ will analyze the final product and provision a software Bill of Materials along with certification of compliance to legal obligations as per the established IP policy.

About Protecode

Protecode, Inc. delivers leading products and services for software governance and Intellectual Property (IP) management. Protecode IP Audit Service is an accurate, fast and efficient process to determine open source and other third party licensing obligations in a code portfolio.

Protecode's Software Lifecycle IP Management portfolio includes the Developer IP Assistant, the software industry's first real-time IP management solution, Enterprise IP Analyzer, for bulk analysis and reporting of existing code portfolio, repository plug-ins for analysis of code that is checked into the library, and Build IP Analyzer, for ensuring end products meet IP obligations. Protecode products enable enterprises worldwide to achieve mandated IP governance and effective rationalization of their source code assets, increasing corporate value and reducing costs. For more information, visit www.protecode.com.

Protecode is a registered trademark, and Software Lifecycle IP Management, Protecode Policy Administrator, Enterprise IP Analyzer, Developer IP Assistant, and Build IP Analyzer are trademarks of Protecode, Inc.

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