Open Source Community Partners

In order to encourage the strategic use of open source software in application development, Black Duck participates in and supports these OSS industry groups.


credativ is an industry leader in the provision of services for free software. Their technical team is one of the largest among independent open source support companies with more than 60 open source consultants; many of these are Debian and PostgreSQL developers and actively involved in contributing to free software projects worldwide. They have experience in both large scale projects and niche implementations. They support all major projects and Linux distributions and offer a full range of services including consulting, technical advice, qualified training and personalized support.

credativ and Black Duck are allied to bring customers the full ranges of products and services that companies need to manage their use of open source software.

Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse is an open source community, whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects and helps cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services.

The foundation uses Black Duck products to ensure the originality of committed code. Black Duck had developed an Eclipse plug-in for its Ohloh Code open source search engine.


FOSSBazaar is an open community of technology and industry leaders who are collaborating to accelerate adoption of free and open source software in the enterprise. Specifically, FOSSBazaar aims to: Expand upon the open source value proposition for a richer, safer, less expensive, better overall IT experience. Focus on free and open source software governance best practices, education and tools.


GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform. The alliance aims to align requirements, deliver reference implementations, offer certification programs, and foster a vibrant open-source IVI community.

Black Duck is an associate member of the GENIVI Alliance helping to provide open source compliance strategy, program development and training to Alliance members, which include top automakers and automotive software suppliers.

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the non-profit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world.

Black Duck sponsors and speaks at Linux Foundation events and is one of the major supporters of the foundation’s Software Package Data Exchange® (or SPDX®) initiative.

Open Solutions Alliance

The Open Solutions Alliance consists of leading companies dedicated to making enterprise-class open software solutions work together. We help customers put open solutions to work by enabling application integration, certifying quality solutions, and promoting cooperation among open solutions developers.

Open Source for America

Open Source for America (OSFA) is an effort to raise awareness in the U.S. Federal Government about the benefits of open source software. We hope to encourage the government's utilization of open source software participation in open source software projects, and incorporation of open source community dynamics to enable transparency.

Open Source Software Institute

The Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization comprising corporate, government, academic and Open Source Community representatives whose mission is to promote the development and implementation of open-source software solutions within U.S. federal, state and municipal government agencies and academic entities. 


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