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17 November 2010, 16:20

Black Duck Software acquires SpikeSource

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Black Duck Software Logo Open source specialist Black Duck Software has announced that it has acquired SpikeSource, an application development software tools and services provider. Black Duck's third acquisition, the second in three months, comes just over a month after the purchase of open source software directory. Under the terms of the deal, Black Duck now owns all the assets of the privately-held SpikeSource.

Black Duck says that it's latest acquisition is an important move as it includes a number of significant technologies that will compliment its Black Duck Suite. Discussing the announcement, Black Duck Software CEO and President Tim Yeaton said, "Our growth enables us to make acquisitions that increase the value of our offerings to our customers, while benefiting the FOSS community by making it easier for developers to find and use open source," adding that, "Both the SpikeSource and Ohloh acquisitions continue our transformation from compliance tool provider to full life-cycle open source enabler, community participant and FOSS advocate".

SpikeSource says that its open source projects, such as the extremely popular testgen4web testing tool, will be migrated to other forges and it encourages members of the DeveloperZone to join The SpikeSource web site and Developer Zone will reportedly be shut down before the end of the year.

Further information about the acquisition can be found in the official press release. Additional details of the acquisition, including the financial terms of the deal, were not disclosed.

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