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October 24, 2011

Black Duck Software's Opens up New Blog Site

Black Duck Software, a company specializing in offering strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, has inaugurated new Open Source Delivers blog at  

The main highlights of this new blog are the expert insights, trends and commentary by leading influencers and thought leaders from around the world who are enabling the adoption of open source software.

Tim Yeaton, Black Duck's president and CEO, in his inaugural post on Open Source (News - Alert) Delivers, said that their primary goal is to create an exciting and vibrant dialogue around the issues, trends and innovations enabling wider adoption of open source software by organizations, developers and their communities.

Reader and bloggers can get to read articles written by Claus von Riegen, SAP (News - Alert) AG; Gil Yehuda, Yahoo!; Ian Skerrett, Eclipse Foundation; Robert Blasi, Goodwin Procter LLP; Erynn Petersen, AOL; and Steve O'Grady, RedMonk, among others.

"We hope this site will serve as a hub of expert commentary for open source influencers dedicated to innovation in today's multi-source development environment," Yeaton added.

Black Duck is among the 400 largest software companies in the world, according to Its Software powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and, the largest free public directory of open source software and a vibrant web community of free and open source software developers and users.

The company recentlystated that it experienced the greatest growth in the third quarter of 2011 and was most visible in North America and Asia and enterprise sales grew by more than 35 percent when compared to 2010 quarterly and year-to-date sales.

Black Duck's growth also included several training and educational initiatives launched with the purpose of helping users manage Open Source Software. The Black Duck University Training & Certification program was expected to encourage users of the Black duck Suite to innovate, increase development speed and ensure compliance as they learned to manage Open Source.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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