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Black Duck Software Acquire SpikeSource

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.

Jessica Thornsby

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