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Introducing Protecode - Continuous Management of Intellectual Property in Software
Protecode Incorporated is a technology company that provides solutions for software intellectual property determination and protection. Fully integrated with the leading software development environments, Protecode addresses IP integrity issues facing thousands of enterprises and millions of software developers world wide. Protecode is an Eclipse plug-in acting as a software developers’ assistant to help manage intellectual property (open source etc.) by detecting, logging, identifying and reporting external content in software development projects.
Protecode is an Eclipse plug-in acting as a software developers’ assistant that detects and identifies external content and manages intellectual property (IP) in software. It unobtrusively works to detect, log, identify and report on all external content introduced in the workspace. Protecode will detect and log 100% of external content introduced into the code. By communicating with a Global Intellectual Property Server (GIPS), Protecode identifies the origin, license and other information about the external content. A web-based administrative system allows capture of IP policies and behavior preferences for the organization. The Protecode Reporter creates software pedigree reports and software Bill of Materials (BOM) lists that can be used by various groups in a company – developers, management and legal counsels.
In today’s world of open-sourced, out-sourced, easily-searched and easily-copied software – understanding, managing and safeguarding intellectual property (IP) is critical. Intellectual property contamination or even perceived IP issues can delay projects, product sales cycles, or business transactions and even reduce the value of the software itself or the entire company. Protecode addresses this problem in a simple, but industry unique approach for policy driven continuous software intellectual property management. Protecode detects logs, identifies and reports on external software content. Develop software the safe way with Protecode and enable controllable use of Open Source Software.
- Simple – simple Eclipse plug-in developers’ assistant – download and start protecoding
- Painless – unobtrusive, five minutes to install and use, non-interfering – no change to day to day development process
- Reliable – detects 100% of external content
- Functional – detects, logs, identifies pedigree and licensing information associated with external content. Allows manual annotation and comments. Creates Reports (different types, nested IP, historical contamination)
- Integrated – securely integrated with code versioning system, bug support system, reporting system
- Proactive IP management – preventive as opposed to after-the-fact detection and correction ; continuous; takes place in the background – no specific actions required
- Simple Management – define,, policies and behavior on policy violation detection
- Secure – no code or other IP leaves customer premises; encrypted files, HTTPS communication – no one else sees customers’ internal operations
- Scalable – from one person operation to hundreds in a project; single site or multi-city; single organization or multi-organizational projects
- Enabling – frees developers from understanding open source rules and licenses – enables and encourages safe open source usage.
Richard deals with software intellectual property issues of software companies as Vice President of Marketing for Protecode. With over 20 years experience in datacom and optical networks in both startup and large corporate environments he offers a breadth of experience and understanding of customer and technology challenges in the telecommunications and IT sectors. Prior to joining Protecode, Richard led and successfully turned around a business unit at JDSU. He began his career at Nortel where he held increasingly senior roles in marketing, product management and sales including a 5 year international posting. Richard has a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.