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MontaVista Software

November 09, 2011 02:00 ET

MontaVista and Black Duck Announce Partnership to Provide Open Source Code Management Solutions to the Automotive Market

Integration of Black Duck Tools With MontaVista's Automotive Technology Platform Facilitates Open Source Code Management for Tier1s and OEMs

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 9, 2011) - MontaVista® Software, LLC, today announced a partnership with Black Duck Software to deliver tools to ease management of open source software and licensing compliance for the automotive industry. MontaVista has entered into this partnership with Black Duck to better automate the management, governance and secure use of open source software to provide a level of confidence unprecedented in the automotive industry.

As many automotive OEMs and Tier1s move to adopt open source Linux-based systems, there is a requirement to deliver complete code inventory and licensing reports. The combination of MontaVista's Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) and Black Duck tools enables companies developing solutions for the In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) market to shorten time-to-market and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, compliance and security challenges associated with open source software. A complete IVI solution is an intricate combination of components drawn from a multitude of vendors and open source projects. The integration of Black Duck tools into ATP allows MontaVista to deliver GENIVI-compliant solutions while allowing Tier1s and OEMs to maximize the use of open-source solutions with confidence throughout the product development lifecycle.

MontaVista's ATP enables companies to administer how software assets are created, managed and licensed. Fully integrated solutions provided by MontaVista combine customer proprietary components, GENIVI-compliant open source software and MontaVista's embedded platform and services. The ATP platform, integrated with Black Duck tools, simplifies the management of intellectual property (IP) rights in this sophisticated development environment.

With this partnership MontaVista removes a barrier to the transition from proprietary software environments to cost effective and standardized open source implementations that are delivering today's more consumer orientated IVI solutions.

"MontaVista offers the automotive electronics industry a great embedded platform, and is also providing advice and know-how on all aspects of software development," said Tim Yeaton, Black Duck Software President and CEO. "We are thrilled MontaVista is helping its customers manage the use of open source software in development with Black Duck tools."

"With the release of our latest version of MV Automotive Technology Platform, MontaVista added secure and powerful application oriented environments of HTML5 and Android," said Vincent Rerolle, President of MontaVista Software. "The addition of Black Duck tools takes MV ATP to the next level. We are enabling our customers to leverage open-source solutions while providing confidence in managing intellectual property rights and navigating the complexity of software licenses. Reducing the complexity surrounding open source code license management will result in faster adoption of Linux-based solutions in the automotive industry."

About Black Duck Software
Black Duck Software is the leading provider of strategy, 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-solution and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, compliance and security challenges associated with open source software. Black Duck Software powers Koders.com, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and Ohloh.net, the largest free public directory of open source software and a vibrant web community of free and open source software developers and users. Black Duck is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to Softwaremag.com. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

About MontaVista Software
MontaVista Software, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community. Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, more competitive device functionality, and lower total cost, more devices have been deployed with MontaVista than with any other Linux. To learn more, please visit www.mvista.com

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States and other countries. MontaVista is a registered trademark of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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