Palamida Simplifies Open Source Adoption with Borland® Gauntlet™ Continuous Build Technology Solution
Integration Advances End-to-End Visibility and Control Throughout Software Delivery Lifecycle
San Francisco, CA - February 5, 2007 -
Palamida™, the leader in software intellectual property management solutions and audit services, today announced the integration of Palamida's software code audit functionality with Borland Gauntlet — allowing enterprises to more confidently adopt open source technologies while respecting intellectual property (IP) rights.
Borland Gauntlet is an innovative continuous build and test automation solution that advances software delivery by instituting visibility and quality controls within existing version control processes. The integration with Palamida's software code audit functionality enables organizations to further improve software visibility and consistency by proactively tracking the use of third-party code in the development lifecycle.
"By 2010, open source products will be well established in 75% or more of mainstream enterprises. Mitigating the legal risks associated with the improper use of third party code requires proactive management of the code base," said Mark Driver, Research VP at Gartner.
Palamida's IP Amplifier offers a fast, intelligent method for evaluating and protecting software assets by scanning an organization's existing code base, uncovering and cataloging third-party software components, and associating those components with licenses and in-house policies. Drawing on the industry's largest and most comprehensive library of its type, IP Amplifier provides detailed information on over 750,000 projects and can now be used in conjunction with the Borland Gauntlet solution to accurately assess the origin of each client's software code. Gauntlet users also have the option of conducting a full scale audit of their entire code base to mitigate risk of IP infringement and enforce in-house third-party code use compliance. Together, Palamida and Borland allow development teams to identify and isolate problems early in the application lifecycle — minimizing their impact.
"With the growing complexity of multi-source development environments, creation and implementation of policy relating to the use and re-use of third-party code is an important component of risk mitigation," said Mark Tolliver, CEO of Palamida. "Palamida's integration with Gauntlet provides organizations with the transparency they require in the software development process, allowing them to leverage the power of open source with the confidence that they are compliant with existing intellectual property laws."
"Adopting a well-defined, proactive, and enforced compliance policy is critical to effectively managing third party code," Driver explained. "Organizations must understand where and how they are using OSS and what rights are associated with its use. This can be accomplished by conducting a comprehensive audit of all software assets used throughout the enterprise."
Founded in 2003, Palamida answers the question, "What's in your code?" By providing an unprecedented level of software transparency, customers are empowered with in depth information about the use and development of software assets in their organizations. Palamida software intellectual property (IP) management solutions and audit services offer a fast, intelligent method for on-going testing against IP policy during application development, evaluating and protecting software assets during mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and providing proactive governance and risk mitigation for organizations utilizing custom built software applications including: financial services, insurance, telecom and government. Palamida's customers include Avaya, Cisco Systems, EMC, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, among others. Read Palamida's blog at www.palamida.com/blog or for more information visit www.palamida.com.
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