Press for Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software has completed two recent acquisitions with the intent of making available more information about open-source software and promoting its use.

Black Duck Software said it has acquired the assets of SpikeSource, once a high-flyer in the VC-financed open source boom of the last decade.

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 has acquired the assets of privately-held SpikeSource, a provider of software tools and services to automate application component identification and assess security vulnerability. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sara Ford, former community manager for Microsoft’s Codeplex site, has been hired by Black Duck to do the same job for its Ohloh, which it bought last month from Geeknet.