Press for Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software (www.blackducksoftware.com), a leading provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software (OSS), today released a white paper discussing opportunities the Android platform has created for mobile device manufacturers, carriers and software developers. The paper reviews challenges presented by Android's complexity and details how to take advantage of Android's abundance while following best practices for open source software use, management and license compliance

When Alan Shimel reported on the recent court decision against Westinghouse Digital in the BusyBox suit, he talked of the GPL having teeth. Think about the teeth of a saw. Very useful, but requiring understanding and care. It's surprising how misunderstood the license is, especially given its popularity.

Open source projects are proliferating in the cloud, growing 70% from 2008 to 2009, according to an analysis made public Monday by Black Duck Software.  Aimed at enabling enterprise IT application development for cloud computing, some 400 projects specifically associated with cloud computing were found in Black Duck’s study. The firm provides products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software.

Open source projects aimed at enabling enterprise IT application development for cloud computing are proliferating, according to an analysis by Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software.