Press for Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software Inc. has acquired The Olliance Group LLC, a California-based consulting form that specializes in open source software for an undisclosed amount.

When Black Duck Software started in the early 2000s, its mission was to reassure companies that there was no real legal risk in using open-source software, despite SCO crying wolf. That was then. This is now. Today, Black Duck is becoming a one-stop, open-source business advisor for organizations, government bodies, and businesses. The company took a big step forward in doing this by acquiring The Olliance Group, a privately-held, open-source business and strategy consulting firm.

From a personally-controlled social network to a mobile application that lets aid workers collect, sort and share information about children in emergency situations, open source software is meeting the needs of today's application developers, according to Black Duck Software, which today announced its 2010 open source 'Rookies of the Year' list.

After two recent acquisitions, Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating application development through the managed use of open source software, today announced it continues to bolster its offerings by entering into a partnership with credativ, the largest independent provider of open source software consulting and services. Both companies have broad global presence and complementary offerings. Black Duck will help credativ reach new markets and customers, while credativ adds expert open source support to the services available to Black Duck customers.