Black Duck Software and Softworx Partner to Deliver Open Source Governance Solutions in Canada

    Partnership Extends Availability of Industry's Most Comprehensive Open
    Source Management Solution to Softworx Clients


WALTHAM, Mass., May 11, 2011 /CNW/ -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, today announced it has entered into a partnership agreement with Toronto-based Softworx Technology Group to expand the delivery of its software and services in Canada.


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Softworx, a provider of ALM development tools and platforms designed to increase developer productivity, provides products and services that speed collaborative development in multi-source development environments. Under terms of the agreement, Softworx will offer products and services for open source governance and management with the Black Duck® Suite.

"The strategic use of open source software is fast becoming a measure of development competency," said Phil Odence, vice president of business development, Black Duck. "We are pleased to add Softworx, a leader in delivering ALM products and services, as a partner as we expand our offerings to Softworx customers in Canada."

Black Duck recently announced the availability of the Black Duck Suite 6, the company's enterprise-class management and governance platform, which enables enterprises to realize the compelling benefits of free and open source software (FOSS) use in development. The Black Duck Suite 6 mitigates the challenges and complexity associated with enterprise-scale multi-source development via "learned" code matching and automated identification of FOSS, among many other features.

"The Black Duck Suite will be an excellent fit for our existing ALM product offerings in Canada," said Robert Ashall, partner at Softworx. "Our customers have been increasing their pace of innovation and development flexibility by capitalizing on the significant strategic, technological and financial benefits of FOSS components and implementation best practices. The Black Duck Suite automates key processes related to open source code management over the application development life cycle, which will benefit Softworx customers in the financial services, Telco and government sectors."


    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 400 largest software companies in the world, according to For more information, visit


    About Softworx Technology Group

Softworx provides a suite of ALM technology and services to help organizations modernize their application development and adapt to the collaborative and distributed environments that today's projects demand. Softworx provides the application management tools from best-in-class vendors to manage, build, test and monitor your systems. By optimizing and automating the software development process, Softworx benefits organizations using Agile, SOA or other development models to dramatically improve the overall management of their application development, accelerate their throughput and release higher quality software.

Softworx's customer list includes the largest companies and government agencies in Canada. Softworx has been focused on software development and delivery since 2002. It is a privately held Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario. For more information on the company and the products it represents, please visit



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