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Palamida Expands Open Source Reach
Company Joins Eclipse Foundation and Teams with SourceForge.net

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) -- Palamida(TM) today announced alliances with two major open source organizations, Eclipse Foundation, Inc. and SourceForge.net. In addition to extending the reach of its software intellectual property compliance solution, IP Amplifier, the new relationships will also ease open source developers' concerns about the utilization of their custom-created intellectual property, and allow organizations to be more confident in their use of open source software.

Palamida has joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Add-In Provider and will work with the Eclipse community to increase adoption of IP compliance as an element of the software development process. Using its range of source and binary detection techniques via an add-in to the Eclipse environment, the Palamida IP Amplifier will make it easier and more productive for Eclipse developers to accelerate their adoption of open source technology with confidence.

Separately, the company has teamed with SourceForge.net to more tightly couple the SourceForge.net site with its IP Amplifier product, ensuring that Palamida can provide an immensely comprehensive and up to date library of open source projects.

"Hosting more than one hundred thousand projects, with over one million registered users, we are proud of the success SourceForge has achieved in serving the open source development community," said Colin Bodell, CTO of VA Software Corporation, SourceForge.net's parent company. "Effective intellectual property compliance is an important factor in the ongoing success of open source, so we are pleased to have Palamida contributing a solution to our community."

"Eclipse and Palamida share a commitment to the ongoing growth and health of the open source community," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director, Eclipse Foundation, Inc. "As open source software has matured into a critical component of corporate software infrastructure, there is a need for solutions that address its business and legal aspects. We look forward to working closely with Palamida to ensure that developers have that solution."

"We're pleased to be working with these two important organizations to bring IP integrity further into the mainstream of software development and usage," said Mark Tolliver, CEO, Palamida. "Together we will create better awareness, education and tools for intellectual property management, and compliance for developers and users worldwide."

About Palamida IP Amplifier

Palamida IP Amplifier offers a groundbreaking approach to managing corporate software IP databases. It consists of two key modules -- the Compliance Library and the Detector. Using an advanced, automated collection system, the Compliance Library contains billions of source code snippets and millions of files of the most commonly used open source products found in the market. Both the Detector and Compliance Library modules rely on CodeRank(TM) technology. CodeRank combats false-positive identifications through advanced logic that identifies and prioritizes code matches from terabytes of the most commonly used components on the market.

Pricing and Availability

Palamida IP Amplifier is licensed on an annual subscription basis for an unlimited number of users at prices ranging from USD $5,000 to $250,000, depending on the size of the organization. As with anti-virus programs, customers receive periodic updates of the Compliance Library in order to track new components.

About Eclipse

Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse Platform.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at http://www.eclipse.org/.

About SourceForge.net

SourceForge.net, the world's largest collaborative development site, is part of the OSTG technology network -- the cornerstone of the Open Source movement and the leading online network for IT managers and development professionals. OSTG sites, including Slashdot, Linux.com, ITManagersJournal, freshmeat.net, and NewsForge, serve more than 290 million page views and nearly 19 million unique visitors a month. OSTG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp. . VA Software is the creator of SourceForge, including SourceForge.net, and the SourceForge Enterprise Edition used to manage and optimize distributed development across the enterprise. For company information, visit http://www.vasoftware.com/.

About Palamida, Inc.

San Francisco-based Palamida is breaking new ground in software compliance and license management, accelerating developers' ability to innovate based on open source and reusable software components. With the industry's fastest search and reporting against the world's largest database of open source and third-party software code, Palamida's innovative search technology can reduce software compliance efforts from weeks to hours. Founded in 2003, Palamida is led by industry veterans and backed by leading venture capital firms. Investors include Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, WaldenVC and Stanford University. Read Palamida's blog at http://www.palamida.blogs.com/ or for more information visit http://www.palamida.com/.

Palamida is a trademark of Palamida, Inc.

Slashdot, freshmeat and SouceForge.net are registered trademarks of OSTG, Inc., in the United States and other countries. VA Software, OSTG, and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners.

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Palamida announced alliances with two major open source organizations, Eclipse Foundation, Inc. and SourceForge.net. In addition to extending the reach of its software intellectual property compliance solution, IP Amplifier, the new relationships will also ease open source developers' concerns about the utilization of their custom-created intellectual property, and allow organizations to be more confident in their use of open source software.

Palamida Expands Open Source Reach


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