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April 27, 2010 08:02 ET

Black Duck Software Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor" Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - April 27, 2010) -  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 it has been included in the prestigious "Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2010" report by Gartner, Inc.1 Black Duck enables increased productivity and faster innovation in multi-source development with open source software while controlling its use, managing the associated risks, and ensuring compliance.

"Multi-source development with open-source software (OSS) has become virtually ubiquitous among mainstream IT organizations. Whether they know it or not, 80 percent or more of Global 2000 IT organizations use open source technologies today," said Tim Yeaton, president and CEO, Black Duck Software. "Strategic use of open source offers savvy development organizations opportunities to speed time-to-solution and increase business value while reducing costs."

The vendors evaluated by Gartner in this report show how they are delivering next-generation capabilities in several key areas of the application development life cycle. Black Duck was one of five companies identified as a "Cool Vendor" in the application development space.

Black Duck's flagship offering, the Black Duck Suite, is a comprehensive management platform that automates the discovery, analysis and governance of software assets. Organizations using Black Duck are able to identify, adopt and manage open source code to speed the development process while addressing management, compliance and security challenges commonly associated with open source use. A foundation element of the Suite is the Black Duck KnowledgeBase, the industry's most comprehensive database of open source software and associated license and other information, including over 230,000 projects from more than 4,700 sites. Black Duck also maintains the free open source search engine, used by tens of thousands of developers daily to search billions of lines of code written in over 30 languages and identified with 29 software licenses.

For more information about Black Duck's solutions and services that support application development, visit

About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

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, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, California, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. For more information, visit

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.

1 Gartner "Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2010" by Thomas E. Murphy, Mark Driver, David Norton, 21 April 2010

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