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June 22, 2009 10:05 ET

Independent Analyst Firm voke Names Black Duck a 2009 voke Innovator

Recognized for Helping Developers Use Open Source Code Across the Software Lifecycle

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software (OSS), today announced that it has been named a 2009 voke Innovator, joining an elite group of companies transforming the application lifecycle through innovation.

Black Duck was recognized by independent analyst firm voke for providing products and services that help developers find, select and use open source components to speed development, reduce costs and manage the risks associated with the use of open source.

"Open source software is transforming the application development lifecycle by providing code that delivers immediate and practical value to software developers," said Timothy Yeaton, president and CEO of Black Duck Software. "As development managers search for more ways to accelerate development, the multi-source development model -- which integrates open and closed source code -- is gaining acceptance. Black Duck increases efficiencies within the application lifecycle by helping developers find code that meets requirements while eliminating the need to re-invent the wheel. We're honored to be named a 2009 voke Innovator."

"Black Duck products and services leverage open source to transform and improve the application lifecycle, enabling companies to remain competitive, reduce and manage costs, and improve efficiency," said Theresa Lanowitz, founder and lead analyst of voke, inc. "As a 2009 voke Innovator, Black Duck delivers strategic value and enables its clients to improve their application lifecycle efficiency to achieve competitive success."

A voke Innovator demonstrates significant and profound market impact while advancing innovation and transforming the global software lifecycle. Market impact and innovation is determined by acceptance, usefulness, and creativity of the solution. Lifecycle transformation is determined by ongoing communication, collaboration, and connectivity across constituents within the global lifecycle.

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About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source and third-party code. Black Duck™ enables companies to shorten time-to-market and reduce development and maintenance costs while mitigating the risks and challenges associated with open source reuse, including hidden license obligations, security vulnerabilities, unsupported open source and version proliferation. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Francisco, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Hong Kong, as well as distribution partners throughout the world. For more information, visit

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voke, founded in 2006, is a modern analyst firm focused on the edge of innovation. voke's primary coverage area is the application lifecycle and its global transformation, including virtualization, cloud computing, embedded systems and device software.

voke provides in-depth coverage of core vendors and innovators in the application lifecycle market. Companies of all sizes, financial firms, and venture capital organizations turn to voke to harness strategic marketing, independent and impartial market observations and analysis to move markets beyond the status quo.

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