Protecode Joins Linux Foundation
IP management company to participate in Open Compliance Program
SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Protecode is its newest member.
Protecode is a provider of products and services for open source software licensing and copyright management, software Intellectual Property (IP) management, code portfolio mapping, and for carrying out IP due diligence of software companies. The company is joining The Linux Foundation to participate in the pan-industry initiative, the Open Compliance Program.
The Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program includes a set of tools, training curricula and Self-Assessment Checklist that allows companies to ensure compliance in a cost-effective and efficient manner. For more information, please visit: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/programs/legal/compliance .
“Companies today are building products with software code from multiple sources, which is creating advances in time-to-market and cost reduction but can also introduce licensing complexities,” said Kamal Hassin, director of product management, Protecode. “The Linux Foundation’s Open Compliance Program provides a critical and collaborative resource to address the maturing software development environment. We’re looking forward to being a part of this effort.”
“We are seeing an increasing demand for our Open Compliance Program resources and welcome Protecode’s expertise in open source license management,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “Protecode will provide invaluable contributions to The Linux Foundation and its Open Compliance Program.”
Protecode will also participate in The Linux Foundation’s technical and legal events, including the Linux Foundation Legal Summit and the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and LinuxCon events. Protecode was recognized as a 2010 Gartner “Cool Vendor in IP.”
Protecode, Inc. provides a complete solution for software governance and license management. Protecode’s System 4 includes Enterprise Analyzer, for bulk analysis and reporting of an existing code portfolio, Developer Assistant, a real-time license management solution, Library Auditor for analysis of code that is checked into the library, and Build Analyzer, for ensuring end products meet license obligations. Protecode also offers its IP Audit Service as an accurate, fast and efficient process to determine open source and other third party licensing obligations in anticipation of a commercial, financing or M&A event. Protecode products enable enterprises worldwide to achieve mandated license management and effective rationalization of their source code assets, increasing corporate value and reducing costs. For more information, visit www.protecode.com .
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