Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software in multi-source development at enterprise scale. Black Duck enables companies to shorten time-to-solution and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, security and compliance challenges associated with using open source software. Black Duck Software powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and is among the 500 largest software companies in the world. The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices around the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has distribution partners throughout the world.

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Whitepaper: Assessing the Real Value of Strategic Use of Open Source: A New Approach to Valuation

by Black Duck SoftwareNov 07, 2012

For ISVs and enterprise IT organizations, the strategic use of open source components can substantially and rapidly improve the development process and boost developer productivity. As such, assessing the value of the strategic use of open source components is critically important.

This paper demonstrates how an organization can save $4-$5 million over five years with the implementation of strategic open source procedures, such as those provided by the Black Duck® Suite.

Whitepaper: The Impact of Open Source in Financial Services: A Chief Architect's Perspective

by Black Duck SoftwareOct 12, 2012

Black Duck seeks the insights of senior executives on open source software (OSS) trends and recently interviewed Eric Newcomer, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Eric was Chief Architect, Investment Banking IT for Credit Suisse, and he has also served as Chief Technical Officer of IONA Technologies. In this brief question-and answer interview he agreed to share his thoughts with the community on the use of open source in the financial services industry

Webcast: Webinar with Forrester: Mobility and the Open Web: Open Standards and Collaboration Redefine Enterprise IT

by Black Duck SoftwareMay 09, 2012

Mobility has redefined customers' interaction with a company's products and applications. To address this shift, organizations are leveraging open-source components, development frameworks, open-web technologies; and collaborating by creating developer ecosystems. Featuring Jeffrey Hammond, Forrester Research.

Whitepaper: Open Source Drives Innovation in Financial Services

by Black Duck SoftwareMay 08, 2012

The strategic use of open source software can enable a financial services organization to use up to 60-80% open source software in their enterprise and mobility applications so they can do more and develop less.

Yet according to Gartner, the average enterprise today uses only 29% open source code. When a financial services organization is able to put strategy, process and automation around finding, assessing, managing and scaling open source software reuse, it can revolutionize software development and increase innovation, flexibility and efficiency to gain a marketplace advantage.

Whitepaper: Open Source Governance in Highly Regulated Companies

by Black Duck SoftwareMay 08, 2012

Open source software can empower developers, increase innovation and improve competitiveness, and its popularity is growing tremendously. Open source now represents an average of 29% of the code deployed by IT and technology innovators are using 60%-80% of open source code, which can yield cost savings and free-up development resources to improve competitive differentiation.

And as open source becomes more common, the need for governance increases dramatically. Without proper controls and processes to ensure compliance and reduce exposure, organizations will be at risk from technical and operational, regulatory, security, legal and brand factors. It is more important than ever to ensure developers use approved and supported code.

Download this paper to learn how to manage the technical and operation risks associated with open source in highly regulated companies.

Whitepaper: Customer Success Story: Financial Services

by Black Duck SoftwareMay 08, 2012

A global financial services giant finds that the Black Duck Suite enables it to realize the compelling economics of open source software while solving the significant management, compliance and security challenges that weighed down productivity and exposed the organization to legal, operational and financial risk.

Webcast: Open Source as a Catalyst for Innovation and Cultural Change featuring Yahoo

by Black Duck SoftwareMar 04, 2012

Fact: Open source is a fundamental part of many of the world's leading development organizations, and is often credited with enabling and enhancing innovation. But how do open source and the community model of development impact organizational structure and culture?

Join us on this webinar to hear a senior executive from Yahoo! Share his experience and perspective on leveraging the positive business and network effects of open source while simultaneously managing some of the challenges it presents. Learn more about how the right support and boundaries can:

• Unleash innovation Increase developer productivity and satisfaction Help bridge the cultural, organizational and geographic boundaries of world-class organizations.


• Gil Yehuda is Director of Open Source at Yahoo! Inc. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Gil was a Senior Analyst at Forrester Research where he covered the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace and provided insight related to information management, knowledge management, and collaboration on the intranet. Gil is listed in the top 10 most influential bloggers in the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace by and in the top 33 blogs on Innovation and 2.0 by and is the author of "Framework for 2.0 Adoption in the Enterprise".

• Andrew Aitken is Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group, the leading open source management consultancy. He is an expert on strategies for the commercialization of open source and a leader in the open source community.

Whitepaper: Four Steps to Creating an Effective Open Source Policy

by Black Duck SoftwareMar 04, 2012

Creating an open source policy is not a trivial matter. OSS management spans multiple areas of responsibility, and the requirements and points-of-view of each of these areas must be included and reconciled if the policy is to be successful. As such, Olliance has identified four specific steps to creating an effective open source policy:

Identify key stakeholders

� Obtain an organizational commitment

� Draft the policy

� Review and approve the policy

Download this whitepaper to learn more about creating and implementing an open source policy.

Webcast: Governance Fast Start: 5 Keys to Effective Open Source Governance

by Black Duck SoftwareNov 15, 2011

Gartner predicts that through 2014, no more than 50% of open-source investments by mainstream IT organizations will yield consistent long term TCO advantages over alternatives. The reasons include the lack of a governance program to filter, audit, track and manage open source assets in the enterprise. In the same study they recommend -leveraging third-party commercial service and support to establish service-level agreements (SLAs) for OSS.

The credativ Group and Black Duck discuss these five key areas for effective governance:

� Policy - development and implementation of an open source policy

� Catalog - creation and management of a repository for open source components

� Acquisition - an automated approval/request process and workflow for acquisition of open source

� Compliance - automated checking and validation that only compliant code is used

� Support - commercial support of open source components

Make sure your company is part of the 50% that show long-term ROI and positive TCO impact with the use of OSS! Join Michael Meskes, President/Director of the credativ Group, and Peter Vescuso, EVP at Black Duck for a lively discussion.

Webcast: Open Source at AOL: Driving Innovation and Corporate Success

by Black Duck SoftwareNov 15, 2011

Open source has taken its place alongside many critical closed source technologies as a core piece of the global IT ecosystem. In addition to the traditional advantages of utilizing open source technologies, companies are gaining significant organizational benefits through its collaborative and transparent nature. Open source today is not just used as a way of "doing technology", but of developing core products and energizing customer, partner and employee relationships.

Join us on this webinar to hear a senior executive from AOL share her experience on the practical aspects of leveraging the business and network effects of open source. Discussions will include:

� AOL's open source strategy

� How open source impacts product development

� Lessons learned through the corporate use of open source at AOL

� A Q&A session with our speakers