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A Better Grip on Open Source Projects?

Feb 18, 2009, 12:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"In the collaborative environment that under-girds open source software development, getting a grip on the project's architecture -- or tracking who has the grip -- can be contentious, to put it mildly. Enter code scanning vendor Coverity, which is introducing service that maps open source code architecture.

"Today, the company announced that it published the software architecture maps of 2,500 open source projects in a bid to help developers optimize their code. Coverity also released the architecture mapping tool that it uses to build those maps.

"The new mapping effort comes at an opportune time for Coverity, which just completed a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to improve open source code security. With the publication of the open source software architectures, Coverity is aiming to further improve open source code development."

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