October 20, 2008
Thomson IP Management Services Deploys Black Duck Software’s Protex
Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced that Thomson IP Management Services, part of the Scientific business of Thomson Reuters, has deployed Black Duck(TM) Protex. Thomson IP Management Services uses Protex to increase the efficiency of its development process by ensuring that open source code is used appropriately in applications ultimately deployed by Thomson Reuters customers.
"Thomson IP Management Services recognizes software development using open source is a new style of development with enormous benefits and special requirements that Black Duck is uniquely qualified to meet," said Kurt Highducheck, director of product development, Thomson IP Management Services. "Protex plays an important role helping protect our customers' interests by providing our software developers with the tool to manage how open source code is included in our applications. Protex gives us a clear understanding of what is in our software code before our products go to market."
Thomson Reuters highlights a list of growing companies that recognize the need to actively manage and control use of open source code within software development and are relying on Black Duck's solutions for implementation. Black Duck's products and services ensure that open source code is used in accordance with corporate policies, without violating licensing requirements on the code and without introducing known security vulnerabilities.
"Open source use is an increasingly important and strategic decision as part of today's software development models," said Peter Vescuso, senior vice president of marketing at Black Duck Software. "Companies need to establish clear guidelines for developers with regard to open source code, and they need to establish processes and automated methods to make it easy for developers to follow those guidelines. Thomson IP Management Services satisfied these needs by making Protex a core part of its software development lifecycle."
About Thomson IP Management Services
Businesses and law firms at the forefront of intellectual asset management partner with Thomson IP Management Services. From ideation through prosecution and commercialization, Thomson IP Management Services helps you maximize the value of your portfolio, keep it aligned with your business strategy, and drive global competitiveness. Our solutions--Thomson IP Manager(SM), IP Payments and IP Rules--integrate state-of-the-art portfolio management technology, comprehensive services and a world-class IP rules collection to provide unparalleled support of your patents, trademarks, licenses and other intellectual assets. Headquartered in the United States, Thomson IP Management Services has offices around the globe. To find out more about how we can support your intellectual asset management efforts, please contact us at +1 248 352 5810 or [email protected] Or, visit our web site at www.thomsonipmanagement.com.
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI); Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI); London Stock Exchange (LSE: TRIL); and Nasdaq (NASDAQ: TRIN). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.
About Black Duck Software
Black Duck Software is the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code. Black Duck(TM) enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development and maintenance costs while mitigating the risks and challenges associated with open source reuse, including hidden license obligations, security vulnerabilities, unsupported open source and version proliferation. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, as well as distribution partners throughout the world. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com. Black Duck, Know Your Code, and the Black Duck logo are registered trademarks of Black Duck Software, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Koders is a trademark of Black Duck Software, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.