Flashline Aims to Help Manage Open-Source Software
New tool will help enterprises manage and track open-source software use, say officials.Flashline Inc. has announced a new solution for managing and tracking the use of open-source software, FlashPack for Open Source. The Cleveland-based asset management software provider announced FlashPack for Open Source as an add-on to its Flashline Registry, a software asset management framework the company says will help enterprises keep track of their entire collection of software assetssuch as components, Web services, legacy software and open-source software. The new open-source management module enables users to assess whether an open-source component will work for the application they are creating, Flashline officials said. The new software also tracks services that can check open-source licenses and user licensing policies, the company said.
And the solution includes 20 open-source solutions in what Flashline calls its Open Source Technology Stack. The pre-installed solutions include operating systems, integrated development environments, applications servers, components and more, Flashline officials said.