SOURCE: Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software

March 25, 2010 09:32 ET

Black Duck Software Forms Strategic Partnership With Olliance Group to Develop and Deliver IP Management Services Offering

Agreement Will Provide End-to-End Open Source IP Management

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - March 25, 2010) - Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, has entered into a partnership agreement to develop and deliver IP Management Consulting Services with Olliance Group, the leading open source business and strategy consulting firm and creator of the Open Source Think Tank.

Building on the Black Duck Suite, a software platform for automating the use and management of open source software in multi-source development environments, the companies will jointly develop a consulting offering that will help customers accelerate the implementation of industry best practices for open source IP management and compliance policy and process. Customers of the consulting service will be able to accelerate their software development while efficiently managing the operational and legal challenges of multi-source development.

The Olliance Group's IP Management and Compliance practice includes consulting engagements and workshops on key topics including Open Source Management Strategy, Policy and Process Development and a Compliance Training Program, all of which are customized to take full advantage of the Black Duck Suite.

"Our customers tell us that the strategic use of open source in multi-source development environments provides them with market advantage," said Peter Vescuso, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Black Duck Software. "The Black Duck Suite, with its enterprise-class tools for the management and use of open source across the application development lifecycle, is a natural fit with Olliance Group's IP Management offerings."

"Olliance Group chose to partner with Black Duck because the completeness and maturity of the Black Duck Suite is a perfect complement to our IP Management offerings," said Andrew Aitken, Managing Partner of Olliance. "This partnership gives development an end-to-end solution with tools and services to ensure IP management in multi-source development environments that make strategic use of open source software."

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 Mateo, California, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Tokyo. 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.

About Olliance Group
Olliance Group is the leading independent open source business and strategy consulting firm. Our mission is to help clients capitalize on the strategic, technological, and financial benefits of open source software. Clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, Independent Software Vendors (ISV's), start-up firms, venture capital groups and government entities. www.olliancegroup.com 

Additionally, Olliance Group is the founder of the Open Source Think Tank, the industry's most unique event for thought leaders from around the world to gather and discuss the future of commercial open source. http://thinktank.olliancegroup.com 

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