Protecode Inc Joins Eclipse Foundation

Protecode® Inc., the innovator of protecoding and Intellectual Property (IP) management solutions, announced that they have joined the Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit, open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform that helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.

Protecode will launch the first preventative intellectual property management solution at the upcoming EclipseCon 2008 event on March 17 in Santa Clara, California. The solution will mark a major innovation in the world of software development. The world will be introduced to “protecoding”, a methodology to ensure software pedigree tracking.

“The Eclipse open development platform is perfectly suited to leverage the industry’s first proactive solution to dealing with their intellectual property,” said Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO of Protecode. “We expect to change the way developers track, monitor and log content in software. This is critical in open source environments where code pedigree has a direct impact on intellectual property ownership, and is especially well suited for software quality demands that are paramount to the Eclipse community.”

“Whenever members use our conferences to launch new innovative technology, it helps us draw more attention to Eclipse,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of Eclipse Foundation. “Protecode’s new product announcement is an important addition to the Eclipse ecosystem.”

About Protecode
Protecode Incorporated is a Canadian technology company that focuses on software Intellectual Property (IP) determination and software Bill-Of-Materials management. Fully integrated with the leading software development environments, Protecode Inc. is addressing IP integrity issues facing enterprises and software developers worldwide. Protecode is the innovator of the protecoding development methodology.

About the Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects.

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