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Black Duck Software

December 15, 2009 09:44 ET

Black Duck Software Announces Enterprise Code Search Initiative for the Black Duck Suite

Details Rollout for Enterprise Code Search

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - 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 Black Duck Code Sight™ as part of its Code Search Initiative designed to empower developers and enterprises by providing comprehensive code search capability as part of the Black Duck Suite. The search technology comes from Black Duck Koders.com, the leading open source code search site.

The code search initiative has three phases: expansion of open source code available at Koders.com; release of Black Duck Code Sight Enterprise Edition and Free Edition for enterprise code search, and an open integration framework initiative for community expansion of integrations with source code management systems.

Available today, Koders.com, the free code search web site serving tens of thousands of unique visitors per day, has been expanded to now access over 2.5 billion lines of open source code. Black Duck has increased the code freely available via Koders.com by 400 percent since acquiring the site in 2008.

The company also plans a Q1 2010 addition to its Black Duck Suite: Black Duck Code Sight, an enterprise code search capability. Based on the proven scalable search technology behind Koders.com, Code Sight powers a number of public sites including the corporate developer network of one of the largest technology companies in the world. Code Sight expands the current capability of the Black Duck Suite beyond searching metadata associated with open source projects, with the addition of source code search to greatly enhance developer productivity and code quality.

Code Sight will index and make software searchable across multiple source code repositories for local or geographically distributed development teams. With this addition, the Black Duck Suite will provide comprehensive code search -- open source component metadata as well as an organization's internal source code -- that can increase developer productivity by finding code quickly, locating and tracking down bugs faster, and reducing redundant development. Code Sight will integrate securely and seamlessly with a customer's existing source code management systems and developer workflows.

"With the addition of Code Sight, the Black Duck Suite will help developers realize even greater productivity gains and further accelerate software development," said Tim Yeaton, CEO and President, Black Duck Software. "By enabling the search of both metadata and source code, we are giving developers more powerful ways to find the code they need, when they need it, in compliance with company policies, all the while giving them up-to-date version, license and security data about that code. It's a powerful suite of tools that will enable developers to be more agile and productive, and provide competitive advantage to their companies."

Also in Q1, Black Duck will release Code Sight Free Edition, a free version of the enterprise code search product designed to be used by teams of developers and community projects. Code Sight Free Edition will be fully functional with capacity for up to five million lines of code. Code Sight Free Edition can be upgraded to Code Sight Enterprise Edition. Developers interested in being notified about the availability of the free or enterprise version can register at: www.blackducksoftware.com/code-sight

To enrich its code search offerings, in Q1 Black Duck will launch an open integration framework initiative to enable customers and partners to expand source code repository integration with Code Sight. Code Sight comes with built-in integration for IBM Rational ClearCase, Subversion, Git, Microsoft Team Foundation Server and other open source and commercial source code management systems. The addition of the open framework initiative will enable community-led expansion of additional source code repositories.

For more information on Black Duck software see www.blackducksoftware.com. Visit Black Duck's free open source search engine at www.koders.com. To sign up for Code Sight Free Edition, register at: www.blackducksoftware.com/code-sight

About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, security and compliance challenges associated with open source software. Black Duck Software powers Koders.com, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to Softwaremag.com. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo 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.

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