IT organizations are required to manage license obligations while utilizing software from a variety of sources, to minimize legal risk. In such cases, automated software license management solution always comes in handy. With the software-as-a-service (SaaS (News - Alert)) version of such software will enable organizations to have access to list of open source licenses and copyrights in software portfolios.
Protecode (News - Alert), an Ottawa, Canada-based provider of solutions for managing open source software licenses, is now offering a similar SaaS solution, ProtecodeCloud Complimentary, which is the free version of its hosted open source scanning and license management solution.
Announced at the recent CloudOpen conference held in San Diego, CA (News - Alert), the new ProtecodeCloud Complimentary is hosted SaaS code scanning tool that facilitates organizations to uncover open source and third party content in their code. As it is a hosted solution, there is no need for the users to install or update the software.
Capable of cost-effectively managing the lifecycle of open source licensing obligations, ProtecodeCloud Complimentary is ideal for any size organization, especially those that are already developing software in the cloud.
Interested organizations can sign up through the company’s secure website and get seven day access to ProtecodeCloud to scan their code and obtain a list of all open source licenses and copyrights in their code portfolio.
Protecode also offers on-demand and on-premises solutions that enable quick code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time to detect and report open source licenses relative to company-defined policies.
Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services, The Linux Foundation (News - Alert), said in a statement, “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.”
In addition, Protecode is a member of the SPDX work group, sponsored by the Linux Foundation. The company had announced support for the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) standard, version 1.1 across all of its products.
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