Open Source License Management Becomes Seamless Part of the Software Development Process
Ottawa, ON and Alameda, CA â€“ March 8, 2011 â€“ Protecode Inc., an innovative provider of open source license management solutions, today announced its participation in Perforce Softwareâ€™s integration partner program. Seamless integration with Protecodeâ€™s Library Auditorâ„¢ will enable Perforce users to manage and comply with open source and 3rd party licenses in their software libraries, which will reduce costs and legal risks. The robust and flexible Library Auditor fits any team’s traditional or agile workflow, increases productivity and improves software quality.
â€œThrough Protecodeâ€™s Partner Program we are developing strong relationships with companies who are leaders in their respective markets and who share our commitment to strong customer satisfaction,â€? said Kamal Hassin, Protecodeâ€™s Vice President of Product Management. â€œBy participating in an integration partnership with Perforce Software, we can profitably address the market demand for open source and license compliance through third party software integration in software-based organizations.â€?
Perforce and Library Auditor work together seamlessly and without disruption to existing development practices. Anytime any content is checked into specific branches of the Perforce library, analysis is performed. If code is in violation of the established licensing policy, a notification is sent to an administrator.
â€œThe addition of code scanning and open source license management to Perforce SCM functions allows the development community to take controlled advantage of open source software in their projects,â€? said Randy DeFauw, Technical Marketing Manager at Perforce Software. â€œPerforce is pleased to welcome Protecode into its integration partner program, as part of its goal to integrate with best-of-breed solutions in every category.â€?
Library Auditor is part of Protecodeâ€™s System 4â„¢ open source license management product line, ensuring legal compliance with open source licensing obligations at different stages of a quality product development process. Library Auditor ensures that all files committed to a code repository are compliant with an organizationâ€™s open source licensing policy. It is lightweight, easy to deploy, and works with all other reporting and management capabilities of Protecode System 4 components.
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Protecode provides a comprehensive solution for managing open source software licenses. Protecode System 4â„¢ 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 a Gartner 2010 Cool Vendor headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit
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