Palamida Announces the Addition of the GPL v3 Analyzer Functionality and Online GPL Resource Center

Enhanced GPL License Detection and Use Information Provides Comprehensive

Support for GPL v3

Jun 28, 2007, 01:00 ET from Palamida

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Palamida(TM), the leader in
 software risk management solutions for open source, today announced that it
 has enhanced IP Amplifier, the company's flagship intellectual property
 detection and reporting solution, with the addition of the GPL v3 analyzer
 functionality. Further expanding their solutions and services, Palamida has
 also created a comprehensive GPL v3 online educational resource repository,, to assist organizations looking to implement
 software licensed under GPL v3.
     The analyzer functionality gives IP Amplifier customers the ability to
 quickly identify products in their code base that are using, or have
 indicated their intention to use, the new license. As products and
 organizations make the switch to GPL v3, IP Amplifier's in-depth compliance
 library will be updated to reflect the additions, providing timely updates
 to organizations actively scanning for evidence of the new GPL and related
 OSS license concerns. By providing a comprehensive IP Ingredients(TM)
 report of all open source software and known vulnerabilities, IP Amplifier
 offers an in-depth code base inventory, allowing organizations to
 proactively address intellectual property concerns and remediate a broad
 range of business and security issues.
     "The GPL license has been the enabler of fifteen years of innovation in
 open source, and version 3 is equally important for the next decade or
 more. Managing open source licenses and their use is becoming a standard
 part of the development and deployment processes at many companies," said
 Mark Tolliver, CEO of Palamida, "As the broad-based and lengthy review
 process of the GPL comes to an end, the focus moves to practical decisions
 around its use. We are pleased to be able to offer the services and
 expertise of our team of license experts to create a unified source of
 GPLv3 information that provides both project teams and enterprise open
 source software users a centralized, online location representing the most
 up to date information available."
     Convenient, Comprehensive GPL v3 Resource Center
     In addition to adding the analyzer functionality to IP Amplifier,
 Palamida has created an online resource center at
 to assist organizations in understanding and tracking the progression of
 use toward the GPL v3. The site, available to all at no charge, will
 feature daily updates of information about the transition to the new
 license and will serve as a one-stop-shop for the most recent status
 summary of open source software projects that have adopted, or have
 indicated their intent to adopt, the new license. Comprised of a broad
 selection of coverage, Palamida's license experts provide a well-edited,
 relevant, and wide range of information from a variety of sources combined
 into a singular, easy-to-use resource.
     About IP Amplifier
     IP Amplifier's in-depth compliance library contains over 140,000 OSS
 projects, 780,000 versions of OSS projects, 7 billion source code snippets,
 10 million Java namespaces, 500 million binary file IDs, and Java, C/C++,
 Perl, Python, PHP, C#, and VB signatures among other components.
     IP Amplifier offers the Vulnerability Reporting Solution (VRS), a
 feature within Amplifier that provides timely information on open source
 vulnerabilities by leveraging proprietary information and data gathered
 from multiple repositories such as the National Vulnerability Database
 (NVD), a comprehensive cyber security database sponsored by the Department
 of Homeland Security (DHS). The NVD is run by the National Institute of
 Standards and Technology (NIST), with Common Vulnerability and Exposure
 (CVE) data from The MITRE Corporation.
     About Palamida
     Palamida enables organizations to manage the growing complexity of
 multi-source development environments by answering the question, "What's in
 your code?" Through detailed analysis of the code base customers gain
 insight into their code inventory -- a critical component of quality
 control, risk mitigation, and vulnerability assessment.
     Palamida was founded in 2003, offering market leading solutions and
 services that accelerate the adoption of open source within the enterprise
 environment by eliminating legal and vulnerability concerns associated with
 its use. Customers include Avaya, Cisco Systems, EMC, Microsoft and Sun
 Microsystems, among others. Read Palamida's blog at or for more information visit

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