Black Duck, Olliance Group and BearingPoint Introduce Governance Fast Start for GENIVI Members

Enables Open Source Management, Compliance for GENIVI Alliance Licensing Policy in the Automotive Industry

Apr 24, 2012, 08:00 ET from Black Duck Software

PARIS, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the GENIVI® Alliance All Members Meeting, Black Duck Software, Olliance Group and BearingPoint announced the Governance Fast Start™ for GENIVI Members, a package designed to speed and reduce the cost of development when building products based on GENIVI specifications. Governance Fast Start for GENIVI Members helps development organizations rapidly deploy the policies and processes required to efficiently meet legal requirements.  Developed for members of the Alliance, the Governance Fast Start for GENIVI Members is a joint offering from Black Duck, Olliance Group and BearingPoint.

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The package is a workshop-style consultative and advisory service designed for automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Created to accelerate the adoption of in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) platforms based on GENIVI specifications and address the specific needs of business executives, system architects and senior technical staff and developers, the program will enable participants to:

  • Enhance R&D capabilities
  • Shorten time-to-market
  • Reduce development costs
  • Maximize the value of FOSS assets

"Auto innovation is happening faster than ever – thanks, in part, to the use of open source software – so implementing strategic management and license compliance processes will be key to success," said Tim Yeaton, President and CEO, Black Duck Software. "Fast Start helps GENIVI Alliance members quickly create and implement these policies across supply chains, reducing the time and energy needed to develop license compliance programs and thus freeing up more time for the business of innovation."

The Governance Fast Start for GENIVI Members Program
The Governance Fast Start for GENIVI Members is a series of modules that can be delivered over a period of three-to-five days. The central module is the Open Source Management Assessment (OSMA) which provides a holistic evaluation of the participating organization's FOSS management infrastructure and identifies gaps based on GENIVI FOSS licensing policy. 

The program helps organizations create crucial FOSS policy and implementation roadmaps to ensure the proper management and compliance of open source obligations.  The policy and roadmaps are customized based on an organization's OSMA results, and the program also provides stakeholder-specific training and technical open source management education.

"The GENIVI Alliance is a perfect example of a new software development paradigm with companies across the automotive industry using an open source model to their mutual benefit," said Dr. Alexander Krzepinski, Head of Product Lifecycle Management at BearingPoint. "License compliance is critical to maintain this kind of cooperation. Black Duck, Olliance Group and BearingPoint's experience, as embodied in the Fast Start package, enables GENIVI members to implement the processes required to efficiently ensure license compliance."

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About the GENIVI Alliance
The GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit automotive and consumer electronics industry association that drives collaboration among vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to build open source infrastructure for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. IVI is a rapidly changing and expanding field within the automotive industry and includes many types of in-vehicle infotainment applications such as music, news and multimedia, navigation and location services, telephony, internet services and more. The Alliance aims to align requirements, deliver reference implementations, offer compliance programs, and foster a vibrant open source IVI community.

About Black Duck Software
Black Duck Software is the leading provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. Black Duck enables companies to shorten time-to-solution and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, compliance and security challenges associated with open source software. Black Duck Software powers, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and, the largest free public directory of open source software and a vibrant web community of free and open source software developers and users. Black Duck is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to For more information, visit

About Olliance Group
Olliance Group, a Black Duck company, is the leading open source business and strategy consulting firm. Our mission is to help clients capitalize on the strategic, technological, and financial benefits of open source software. Clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), start-up firms, venture capital groups and government entities. For more information, visit

About BearingPoint
BearingPoint delivers business consulting with management and technology capabilities. As an independent firm with European roots and global reach BearingPoint serves leading companies and public sector organizations world-wide to align and optimize processes, IT and operating models with business strategy. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create long-term partnerships, BearingPoint's consultants are committed to delivering excellence and value to their clients. The firm's approach to working with clients is highly collaborative and designed to improve business performance, from strategy through to execution. BearingPoint currently employs 3,200 people in 15 countries. For more information, please visit:


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