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Protecode Announces Free Cloud-Based Open Source License Management Solution

ProtecodeCloud Complimentary Enables Efficient Access to List of Open Source Licenses and Copyrights in Software Portfolios

OTTAWA, CANADA & SAN DIEGO, CA – August 29, 2012 – Protecode, a leading provider of open source compliance solutions, today announced a free version of its popular hosted open source scanning and license management solution at the inaugural CloudOpen conference, co-located with LinuxCon, August 29-31, in San Diego, CA.

ProtecodeCloud ComplimentaryTM is a Software as a Service (SaaS) code scanning tool that allows organizations to uncover open source and third party content in their code. Because it is a hosted solution, there is no software to install or update. ProtecodeCloud Complimentary is ideally suited to any size organization, especially those that are already developing software in the cloud.

Organizations can sign up through Protecode’s secure website at www.protecode.com, and will be given seven day access to ProtecodeCloud to scan their code and obtain a list of all open source licenses and copyrights in their code portfolio. Additional detailed reports can be obtained by signing up for one of the paid editions, ProtecodeCloud Professional or Premium.

“Linux and open source software components are pervasive in new product development across market segments. With many organizations now developing software for the cloud, it makes sense for them to be able to manage license compliance in the cloud as well,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services, The Linux Foundation.

Protecode also announced support for the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) standard, version 1.1 across all of its products. Protecode is a member of the SPDX work group, sponsored by the Linux Foundation, helping to drive innovation in open source compliance standards.

About Protecode

Protecode provides comprehensive solutions for managing open source software licenses. Protecode offers both on-demand and on-premises solutions that enable lightning fast code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time 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 www.protecode.com.

 

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