Thursday, August 04, 2005

Eclipse gains integrated license management tools



Black Duck Software is shipping an Eclipse plug-in aimed at integrating license compliance testing with software development practices. The ProtexIP Eclipse plug-in can increase open source code reuse, the company says, while decreasing licensing-related business risks. It should work with Eclipse-based IDEs from a variety of embedded Linux vendors.

Developer testing, and Eclipse

Legal due dilligence on embedded software is twice as likely to be performed by developers as by lawyers, according to's most recent reader survey. Yet, such diligence may be handled haphazardly, or happen too late to prevent time consuming product delays. Current developer testing trends call for programmers to test and validate code as they write it, a practice that Black Duck appears to be extending to include legal due diligence.

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