Black Duck Software Joins GENIVI Alliance

Leading Provider of Open Source Management Solutions Brings Open Source Governance Expertise to Automotive Industry Alliance

Nov 17, 2011, 09:10 ET from Black Duck Software

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the leader in open source software knowledge, adoption and governance, today announced it has joined the GENIVI Alliance as an Associate Member.  Black Duck will work with the GENIVI Alliance to provide open source compliance strategy, program development and training to Alliance members, which include top automakers and automotive software suppliers.

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The GENIVI Alliance is an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) reference platform. Among the Alliance's goals are the delivery of a reusable, open source IVI platform consisting of Linux-based core services, middleware and open application layer interfaces; development and support of an open source community of IVI developers; and training and support programs to help software developers create compliant IVI applications.

"The automotive industry is in a perfect position to leverage the cooperative open source development approach with GENIVI," said Tim Yeaton, President and CEO, Black Duck Software. "With our expertise in helping developers find, select and use open source code components, Black Duck is already an active member of the Alliance, supporting both automotive manufacturers (OEMs) and software developers in their efforts to develop and deliver open, compliant IVI systems."

Recently, Black Duck partnered with fellow GENIVI-member MontaVista, developer of the MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform (ATP), an embedded Linux-based development platform used by Tier 1 automotive software suppliers. Tier 1 suppliers, which work directly with leading OEMs to deliver in-vehicle infotainment systems, use the MontaVista ATP embedded platform to integrate OEM proprietary components and third-party open source software into comprehensive, GENIVI-compliant IVI solutions.

"We are pleased to welcome Black Duck as a member of the GENIVI Alliance," said Steve Crumb, Executive Director, GENIVI Alliance. "We look forward to Black Duck teaming with other GENIVI members to help the Alliance and its members enhance open source scanning and license compliance policies to ensure code contributed to the Alliance meets open source licensing requirements."

Black Duck's flagship product, the Black Duck® Suite™, enables the enterprise-scale use and management of open source software (OSS) in software development. Black Duck tools help companies and software developers effectively acquire, manage and govern the use of OSS in software development, improving development ROI, accelerating time-to-solution and concentrating effort and investment on creating business value in their software. Many of the largest companies in the world, including leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, use Black Duck software daily to help improve the effectiveness of their software development initiatives via expanded use of OSS.

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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 GENIVI Alliance

GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform.  GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI's work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software.  GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif.

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