Protecode Developer Assistant Real-time, Open Source License Management

Developer Assistant for real-time management of open source licensing and copyrights is now available to the developer community worldwide. Previously, Developer Assistant was for the Eclipse Integrated Development Platform (IDE). Developer Assistant is the only solution currently on the market to detect open source and other third party code in real-time. Detecting open source licenses as soon as the code is brought in or put together reduces cost and time associated with fixing related problems later down the road.

Protecode Developer Assistant Features

  • Industry’s first solution for real-time management of open source licensing and copyrights
  • Supports all operating systems and software development tools
  • Runs unobtrusively in the background and requires no training for the developer
  • Only real-time analysis solution that manages licensing and copyright obligations at the earliest point in a software development lifecycle
  • Operates directly at the developer workstation
  • Uses the code analysis services of Protecode’s Enterprise Server
  • Compares the code structure of a file to signatures of millions of files stored in Protecode Global IP Signatures (GIPS)
  • Identifies the licensing and copyright obligations of the file and provides instant feedback to the developer as the code is put together or brought in
  • Only solution currently on the market to detect open source and other third party code in real-time
  • Runs in concert with other components of Protecode’s System 4 solution
  • Enables developers to manage external content based on corporate license policies
  • Developers are immediately notified if a software file contains unacceptable open source or other third party content
  • Developers can fix the problem on the spot, choose to ignore the warning, or attach a comment to the violating software file
  • System 4 stores and manages all comments against the files and project (maintains a record trail of the events)

More info: Protecode