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SCO Begets New Industry

SCO Begets New Industry

Looks like SCO has managed to sire a whole new sub-industry.

Besides the start-ups Black Duck and Open Source Risk Management, LogicLibrary has come up with an Logidex Open Source Compliance Module to track and manage open source components throughout the application development lifecycle, determine any open source licensing issues and set best practices.

The company, a provider of software asset management tools, says its software will store, track and manage metadata including a compliance checklist for open source components through reuse, web services and SOA initiatives. It supposedly helps sensitize operations to the compliance issues associated with open source software.

LogicLibrary claims "unique" open source license compliance capabilities and says it's the only show in town offering federated library support, model-based searching, out-of-the-box assets, measurements and metrics. It says its widgetry is tightly integrated with Visual Studio.NET, Eclipse, WebSphere Studio and the Rational XDE.

The company said it worked closely with the law firm of Rivkin Radler to develop the open source license module.

The module, which will sell for $5,000 when it becomes available in two weeks, requires that developers use the rest of the Logidex suite, which runs 10 grand a server and a thousand bucks a seat before any volume discounts.

LogicLibrary thinks its stuff complements Black Duck's widgetry and sees its software being used at the design stage and Black Duck's at the production stage.

Logidex requires that developers fill out forms. So far it covers 10 open source licenses including the GPL, Lesser GPL, the two Mozilla licenses, MIT, BSD, IBM and two Sun licenses. LogicLibrary intends to add more, but thinks that these 10 cover 80% of the work being done.

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