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LinuxDevices: Search Tool Aims to Speed Open Source Due Dilligence

May 10, 2005, 22:45 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Another company has joined the nascent market for open source software due diligence research tools. San Francisco-based startup Palamida is now shipping its 'IP Amplifer' software, which the company says can help companies understand the origins of the open source code they use, as well as their license obligations.

"Previously, in May of 2004, Black Duck began offering similar open source due diligence research services aimed at developers and IP lawyers. Black Duck's 'protex/IP' services were soon contracted by Red Hat, and the startup was able to hire Larry Rosen as senior advisor. Black Duck raised $5M in funding in July of 2004..."

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