Companies that distribute software containing open source often struggle to comply with open source licenses. (See latest lawsuit by Artifex against Palm).
Most companies that violate open source licenses do so because they haven't properly tracked the open source software they used or what open source licenses apply. The use of code from outsourcers and the nesting of open source projects creates additional complexities for companies' compliance efforts.
Today at OpenLogic we announced a new source code scanning and license compliance solution to help companies accurately identify the open source in their code. Scanning solutions to identify open source code have been around for several years. However, as we used a variety of scanners to audit customer's applications, we found that these existing solutions have significant limitations. We developed OSS Deep Discovery and the OLEX License Compliance module to address these issues. The OpenLogic solutions provides:
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