BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, today announced the full integration of the Olliance Group – now known as Black Duck Consulting – into the company. The leading open source business and strategy consulting firm and creator of the Open Source Think Tank was acquired by Black Duck in 2010.
"Olliance's acquisition in 2010 began a path to offer Black Duck's customers a complete, integrated open source enablement solution," said Andrew Aitken, Olliance Group founder. "As organizations seek to understand and realize the potential of open source methods and technologies, we want them to know there is one brand to which they can turn: Black Duck."
Aitken, who takes on the title of Managing Director of Black Duck Consulting, will continue to lead Black Duck's consulting practice with responsibility for ensuring the group delivers its knowledge and experience of open source technologies, best practices, and Black Duck solutions. In addition, Aitken and Black Duck Consulting will continue to host the Open Source Think Tank, the industry's premier C-level open source conference. This year's event will take a deeper look into how social development methods create economic value.
"As development becomes more social and organizations better understand the value of both open source methods and technologies, having a fully integrated consulting capability will enable Black Duck to provide world-class software, solutions, and consulting to all our customers at every stage of their open source adoption processes," said Tim Yeaton, President and CEO. "From open source governance to community engagement, we help companies build better software faster, now more than ever."
About Black Duck Software Offering award-winning software and consulting, Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods. As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through Ohloh.net, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, St. Louis, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit www.blackducksoftware.com and follow us at @black_duck_sw.