Rugby, 6 December 2010 - credativ Ltd and Black Duck Software Inc. have announced an international partnership to help further the deployment and integration of Open Source Software.
The OSSC (Open Source Support Centre) run by credativ in the UK, US, Germany and Canada will now also be providing support for customers of Black Duck Software Inc.
Black Duck Software is a worldwide provider of “managed software component reuse” solutions; they support businesses and organisations who use Open Source and third party source code in adhering to relevant licensing obligations, thereby reducing the associated business risks.
Through this partnership with credativ, Black Duck can now also offer comprehensive technical support for the many free software projects which are developed through extensive developer communities rather than through an organisation. This service guarantees Black Duck customers additional security for complex Open Source services and provides an alternative which is comparable to the manufacturer's support available with proprietary software.
Mr. Chris Halls, Managing Director of credativ Ltd in the UK, explains:
“We are delighted about the partnership with Black Duck. We hope that combining our competencies will enable us to cover all the requirements for safe operation of Open Source software. Our partnership is a good basis for further international expansion - our Open Source Support Centres will be enhancing Black Duck's service offering, not only for the US but also the European market.”
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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.
The Open Source Support Centre (OSSC) offers support for the following:
Debian, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Xandros, SUSE, Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Linspire, Mandriva, Slackware, Open BSD, Gnome, KDE, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, Slony, Zarafa, eGroupware, Kolab Groupware, Scalix, SugarCRM, vtiger, CITADEL, Mozilla-Firefox, Mozilla-Suite, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Wine, Apache, Asterisk, OpenSER, OpenPBX, CallWeaver, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, OpenLDAP, OTRS, RT, Samba, Cyrus, Dovecot, Exim, Postfix, sendmail, Amanda, Bacula, DRBD, Heartbeat, Keepalived, Nagios, Open Security Filter, Ferm, FAI, Squid, XEN, VirtualBox.
For further information please contact:
36 Regent Street,
Tel: +44 (0) 1788 298150
Fax: +44 (0) 1788 298159
About Black Duck Software Inc
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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