Ottawa, ON – June 6, 2011 – Protecode Inc., a leading provider of open source license management solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed “Ready for IBM Rational Software” technical validation for Build Analyzer™.
Protecode Build Analyzer, a component of Protecode’s System 4™ complete license management solution, now seamlessly integrates with Rational Team Concert. The easy-to-install integration provides IBM Rational development teams with an efficient, user-friendly and automated tool for managing open source and third party code throughout the increasingly collaborative software development cycle enabled by the Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management Solution (CLM).
“Development teams are evolving into workgroups. They are becoming more decentralized and use multiple platforms. Protecode Build Analyzer software license management capabilities, coupled with collaborative capabilities of Rational Team Concert now allows development teams to easily confirm compliance to open source licensing obligations before shipping their products,” said Kamal Hassin, Vice President of Product Management, Protecode.
“Compliance with open source licensing obligations is becoming increasingly important across industries,” said Mike Loria, Vice President, IBM Rational Business Development. “The Protecode Build Analyzer extends the processes of Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management to include License management, which is an integral part of software and systems development.”
Working closely with IBM Rational Team Concert, Build Analyzer ensures that unwanted open source or other third party code is not included in products that are shipped to customers. Build Analyzer monitors the build process tool (such as Apache’s Ant), and creates a list of files that are used during the build (after the pre-processing stage). It then analyzes the files that are used in the build process. Build Analyzer is light weight, making it easy to integrate into an already existing software development process.
Protecode provides a comprehensive solution for managing open source software licenses. Protecode System 4™ uses lightening fast code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time with code libraries, build processes and desktops to detect and report open source licenses relative to company-defined policies. Built for ease-of-use and minimal intrusion into existing development processes, Protecode cost-effectively manages the lifecycle of open source licensing obligations. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit
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