Tim Yeaton, CEO of Black Duck Software, Named Senior Advisor of China Open Source Software Promotion Union Think Tank

Joins Global Open Source Leaders to Promote Open Source Use in China

Oct 10, 2010, 21:00 ET from Black Duck Software

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced that CEO and President Tim Yeaton was inducted today as a Senior Advisor to the China Open Source Software Promotion Union (COPU) Think Tank. Yeaton joins more than a dozen open source leaders from around the world in the COPU Think Tank, formed to promote the adoption and use of Linux and open source software in China.

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Yeaton joins open source experts Jim Zemlin, Chairman, Linux Foundation; Andrew Morton, Linux 2.6 Kernel Maintainer; Brian Behlendorf, Apache founder; David Axmark, MySQL founder; Mark Shuttleworth, UBUNTU founder; Michael Tiemann, OSI Chairman; Larry Augustin, Source Forge founder; Eben Moglen, FSF; Dr. Daniel Frye, Director of Linux Foundation, VP IBM LTC; Dirk Hohndel, Director, Intel OTC; Marc Fleury, JBoss founder; Dave Neary, Chairman, Gnome Foundation; John Lilly, COO, Mozilla; Ram Peddibhotla, Director, Intel OTC; Louis Suarez-Potts, OpenOffice.org Senior Community Development; Brian Stevens, CTO,  Red Hat; Markus Rex, CTO, Novell; Simon Phipps, former Chief Open Source Officer, SUN; Jim Lacey, LPI Chairman; Thomas Li, CTO, IBM Greater China Area; Dr. Matthew Wang, IBM Global VP & GM China Development Center; Scott D Sandell, Partner, NEA VC; Chris DiBona, Google, and Wim Coekaerts, VP Oracle as advisors to the COPU Think Tank.

"Tim is recognized worldwide as a top open source thought leader, and we look forward to his participation in the COPU Think Tank," said Lu Shouqun, Chairman, COPU. "COPU seeks constructive advice, suggestions and assistance as we promote open source initiatives and development of open source software in China. We are honored that Tim will join us and share his advice and insight."

"COPU plays an important role in fostering the adoption of open source software in China and other ASIA-PAC countries," said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation. "It's gratifying to have Tim Yeaton join the open source veterans as an advisor to the COPU Think Tank. Tim's long history as an open source advocate will benefit COPU's efforts."

COPU, founded in 2004, is a non-government organization and a social alliance of enterprises, communities, colleges, research institutions, customers, industry organizations and agencies. The group promotes communication and cooperation on open source issues among organizations and customers in China, Japan and Korea.

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 Koders.com, the industry's leading code search engine for open source, and is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to Softwaremag.com. 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 www.blackducksoftware.com.

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