Black Duck Software Partners with credativ for OSSSupport Capabilities

Complementary offerings, global support and training speed deployment and integration of open source software

Nov 30, 2010, 09:30 ET from Black Duck Software

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- After two recent acquisitions, Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating application development through the managed use of open source software, today announced it continues to bolster its offerings by entering into a partnership with credativ, the largest independent provider of open source software consulting and services. Both companies have broad global presence and complementary offerings. Black Duck will help credativ reach new markets and customers, while credativ adds expert open source support to the services available to Black Duck customers.

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credativ, which has operations in the US, UK, Germany, and Canada, has deep expertise and experience across a wide range of open source projects. The growing 50-person consulting company specializes in support, consulting and training for open source software including development tools, operating systems, databases, middleware and applications.

"credativ's deep and broad expertise is all in-house, so they actually have the resources to deliver on Service Level Agreements and fully back up their reputation as Your One-Stop Shop for Open Source Support™. Their top-notch staff of developers contributes to all the major open source projects," said Phil Odence, VP Business Development, Black Duck Software. "The remarkable thing is they don't have a layer of customer service reps on the front line; when you need help, you are working directly with technical experts."

"It has become increasingly clear to us that Black Duck is, in every respect, the leader in open source management with offerings complementary to ours," said Joe Conway, CEO of credativ USA. "We are very pleased to be part of the team and combining forces with them will greatly contribute to our growth strategy."

Among the services available to Black Duck customers through the deal with credativ are break/fix support, performance analysis and tuning, architecture consulting, code-level debugging and enhancements and training.

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About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of 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 is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to The company is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, California, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. For more information, visit

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About credativ

Founded in 1999, credativ is an independent consulting and services company which operates from Germany, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.  With a large team of experts in open source software, credativ offers a vast knowledge base that can be tapped into by its clients. The company focuses on the service and support of open source software with a comprehensive range of services, including open source consulting, architectural and technical advice, open source software development, open source training, and personalized support. credativ is "Your One-Stop Shop for Open Source Support" TM. For more information see

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