Black Duck Software Makes Open Source Adoption Easier for the Enterprise

Utilizing open source software for business purposes comes with a lot of benefits and can support everything from telephone systems to anything that uses the Internet. Adopting open source components can mean access to the best products without all of the licensing fees.Companies like Black Duck Software (NewsAlert) make it easier for businesses to take advantage of open source platforms. One of the hurdles businesses face when choosing to rely on open source codes is the mixing of code from multiple sources, which can lead to operational and security risks. While the open source community is vast and wide and beneficial, navigating the course can lead to some serious issues. Black Duck’s Code Center does away with those obstacles and helps developers do what they do best in the safest way possible.Benefits of open source include quality, auditability, lower total cost of ownership, flexibility, and accountability.By its very nature, open source software code is available to everyone, thus eliminating proprietary obstacles. Developers can build upon open source software, and it may be operated and maintained by multiple vendors, reducing both barriers to entry and exit.Black Duck Software was recently named to the SD Times 100 for the seventh consecutive year. According to the press statement, Black Duck’s OSS Logistics solutions help customers automate open source governance and compliance, continually monitoring for security vulnerabilities. The solution automates processes needed to manage the flow of open source throughout the enterprise, allowing companies to gain systematic control over how they acquire, approve, scan, monitor, secure, inventory, and deliver open source code.The open source model harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency to create high-quality, secure and easily integrated software at an accelerated pace and lower cost.Hear what Black Duck has been up to in the open source space and more about its solutions:

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