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Black Duck buys Koders

Apr 28, 2008 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

A company providing software license compliance management tools has agreed to purchase a company providing online search tools aimed at helping developers find reusable ope- source software. Black Duck Software says its buy-out of Koders will bring improvements to the search technology in both companies' products.

Black Duck offers a ProtexIP product line aimed at helping corporate lawyers and developers understand and manage the license obligations associated with any open-source software that they may wish to reuse., meanwhile, is a web site where software developers can find reusable open-source code, methods, examples, algorithms, and solutions.

According to Black Duck, about 30,000 developers visit each day to search more than 766 million lines of code written in more than 30 languages and identified with 28 software licenses. Reusing open-source software frees developers from spending time “reinventing the wheel,” enabling them to complete projects faster, said Doug Levin, CEO of Black Duck.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. More details can be found in coverage at eWEEK.

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