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Black Duck Software Acquire SpikeSource

Jessica Thornsby

Black Duck acquire SpikeSource, hot on the heels of their Ohlol.net acquisition.

Black Duck Software have announced they have acquired the assets of
SpikeSource. SpikeSource specialises in providing software tools
and services for automating application component identification
and assessing security vulnerabilities. The SpikeSource technology
includes cloud-based SpikeInsight, which offers automated
application component identification and security vulnerability
assessment, and a forge of open source projects, called SpikeForge.
It also acquired a group of forums associated with SpikeSource open
source projects. Black Duck plan to use the SpikeSource technology
in their Black Duck Suite for managing, compliance and security
challenges linked to FOSS usage.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition follows
Black Duck’s earlier acquisition of Ohloh.net, who provide a free
public directory of open source software.

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