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System and Method to Mitigate Code Contamination Possibilities within Development Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202358D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-14
Document File: 3 page(s) / 122K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for mitigating code contamination possibilities with development environment.

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System and Method to Mitigate Code Contamination Possibilities within Development Environment

Software (source code) is a user designed algorithms or programs or set of routines that is played in a computer system. Like any other form of expression, source code is governed by copyright laws. In these days of competing vendors and services, a solution/product is build using several components originated from diverse sources OSS components, and Proprietary components.

Given the ease at which an engineer (and hence the product/solution s/he works for) can be contaminated with a competitor's IP, IT Organizations enforce highly stringent measures. By implication, Copyright Infringement violations/litigation proves costly to organizations and transitively to their customers.

Any step in enabling the engineers to avoid copyright avenues should be of good use to engineers and organizations.

In accordance with the method and system disclosed herein, a set of rules are set up defining access/permission for using various IP protected patterns.

A sample format of access rules is shown in table 1:

Pattern Access Rule

Sun Microsystem Copyright Pattern

Deny

Hewlett Packard Copyright Pattern

Deny

 IBM Copyright Pattern Allow Apache Commons Pattern Allow Eclipse Foundation Pattern Allow

Others/Default Warn, Highlight

Table 1

Note: "Pattern" could be a string or a regular expression that evaluates to true when the given copyright is input

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