We have heard repeatedly over the last year that HP is about to announce a source code analysis tool that will be open sourced and given away for free. HP will open a Web site, a forge, where this tool will be offered. This tool is about to be announced, but no one outside of HP is sure when that will be.
As I have said before in this space, HP: We welcome you to the software compliance market! We think it's great that you are getting into our market. It’s a big, beautiful market with lots of enterprise, government and technology customers, and a free solution would be a great addition to Black Duck’s protexIP, exportIP and transactIP solutions. (One offering in our space is already offered on a practically free basis!)
Don’t fret, HP. Come on in. The water is fine.