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Title IP Software Compliance Tools -- Who Needs Them and Why?
Now that Free and Open Source software has hit the mainstream of the enterprise, businesses need to be certain that they are not taking on legal liabilities with the code. There are many licenses, and making sure a company is abiding by them all is complex. That's one reason you are hearing so many voices calling for simplifying and settling on fewer licenses. But it goes deeper than that.
Title Black Duck Provides Open-Source Legal Tool
Article about Black Duck's
protexIP solution suite, protexIPTM/license management.
Title Palamida Accelerates Open Source Intellectual Property Compliance, backed by most complete code libr
Palamida(tm), a provider of software intellectual property (IP) solutions, today announced a significant expansion of its Compliance Library, the market's largest repository of open source code "fingerprints" and project information. The Compliance Library is key to the Palamida IP Amplifier software that helps companies securely accelerate the adoption of open source projects into their applications by providing complete visibility into the third-party components and associated licenses within their code bases.
Title Linux Patent Group Says Microsoft's Claims Are 'Baseless'
Article from shortly before filing date which indicates that at the time the invention was made, there was no known automated means for determining if a given portion of source code violates a patent.
Title The Black Duct protexIP(tm) Suite
Product description of protexIP which reviews software for open source copyright violations.