Protecode Partners with Abilis Solutions to Expand Open Source License Compliance Services
OTTAWA, CANADA – February 21, 2013 – Protecode, an innovative provider of open source software license management solutions, today announced the expansion of its software code assessment and product support services through a partnership with Abilis Solutions. A leader in systems integration and the development of custom business software solutions, Abilis can now provide software license assessment services and support throughout the United States and Canada.
“Software development organizations today are leveraging open source code to speed up development, reduce costs, and remain competitive. Increasingly, these organizations want to make open source license management part of their governance and quality development processes,” said Éric Le Goff, president of Abilis Solutions. “We are proud to partner with Protecode to help further expand our service offerings to our U.S. and Canadian customers.”
Any technology transaction involving software requires representations and warrantees around the ownership of the Intellectual Property (IP) and compliance with third party license obligations. Since records of external code usage are not generally kept, uncertainties around IP ownership can arise, affecting time to market and negatively impacting technology transactions such as product launches and M&A.
Software code audits are used to detect all open source and other third party code within a software portfolio. The end result of the audit process is a report detailing all software components, their copyright and license obligations, and potential security vulnerabilities that are reported against those open source components. The combination of Abilis Solutions’ expertise in implementing complex software projects and Protecode’s automated license scanning tools will help organizations identify third party content in their software portfolios, and remove any uncertainties around IP ownership of software involved in a transaction.
“Abilis brings extensive knowledge of software development practices in diverse areas such as government, healthcare, finance, and energy, making them an ideal partner for Protecode. Their expertise and existing North American presence will help us meet the increased demand for software code assessment services,” said Mahshad Koohgoli, CEO, Protecode.
Additionally, open source software license audit services will be provided as part of Abilis’ software IT services, as well as in combination with Protecode’s winning System 4TM open source scanning and license management solutions.
Founded in 1996 by Eric Le Goff and Alain Elbaz, Abilis employs nearly 170 people. The company specializes in the design, development and implementation of business solutions in information technology. Our mission is to work with our clients to imagine, design, develop and implement innovative solutions. We strive in distinguishing ourselves from the competition by providing a fixed price approach and meeting deadlines, budgets and expectations. While 75% of its business is generated outside Quebec, (60% in the United States), 75% of its revenue is generated from its Innovation Center located in downtown Montreal. For more information, visit: www.abilis.ca
Protecode provides comprehensive solutions for managing open source software licenses. Protecode offers both on-demand and on-premises solutions that enable lightning fast code scanning that works behind the scenes in real-time to detect and report open source licenses relative to company-defined policies. Built for ease-of-use and minimal intrusion into existing development processes, Protecode cost-effectively manages the lifecycle of open source licensing obligations. Protecode is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.protecode.com.
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