Press for Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software (www.blackducksoftware.com), the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced the availability of a certification program for legal professionals with clients involved in acquiring technology companies. More than 40 attorneys worldwide and their firms have participated in the certification program, which trains legal professionals in best practices for introducing Black Duck code assessment services into a software IP transaction.

Black Duck Software, a leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced that SAP (NYSE: SAP) has selected to implement the Black Duck™ Suite. The comprehensive suite provides a platform for managing the use of open source software in a multi-source development process. It will help development teams at SAP improve productivity by further automating the company's open source approval processes. SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*).

Black Duck Software marked its second-best quarter ever, the company announced today, led by new client bookings, client renewals and growth across all business units, including services -- which saw 100 percent year-over-year growth -- and reseller partnerships. Second-quarter bookings grew 51 percent compared to the same period in 2009, reflecting increasing interest among enterprise IT managers in the management and control of open source as part of their multi-source development process. Black Duck products and services support the managed use of open source code at enterprise scale.

Black Duck Software says its software assessments for mergers doubled during the first quarter of 2010, from a year ago, and that figures for the second quarter look nearly as good.