Black Duck audit highlights risk of open-source security vulnerabilities

Black Duck, a company that serves up information about the latest security vulnerabilities on open source components, released its 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) today. The OSSRA revealed significant risks related to open-source vulnerabilities and license-compliance challenges, as well as high levels of risk in the retail and ecommerce industry. According to … continue reading

Visual Studio 2017 gets new integrations

Now that Visual Studio 2017 is officially generally available, companies are making sure they add to support to their existing solutions. JNBridge announced the release of JNBridgePro 8.1 to ensure compatibility with VS2017. JNBridge Pro connects any Java and .NET framework-based components so they work together, and delivers full access to .NET classes from Java … continue reading

Black Duck’s 2016 open-source rookies of the year

Every year new open-source software projects emerge, but only a few will have an impact on the developer community. To distinguish the interesting and innovative ones, Black Duck has announced its ninth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year list, designed to recognize last year’s top new open-source projects.   “This recognition is a tribute … continue reading

Black Duck creates Center for Open Source Research & Innovation

Black Duck announced today that it has created the Center for Open Source Research & Innovation (COSRI) as a way to give companies and researchers more information on the open-source ecosystem. Open-source components now comprise more than 50% of the average application, according to Black Duck’s director of strategic communications Brian Carter. The company found … continue reading

Black Duck updates its open-source security solution

Black Duck has announced version 3.0 of its open-source security solution, Hub, with increased code-scanning performance and new agile functionality. “Because of its widespread use, open source represents a large ‘attack surface’ where hackers can use (and reuse) vulnerabilities in open-source components to gain access to a large number of systems and sensitive data,” said … continue reading

Navigating through an open-source world

Open-source software is becoming the backbone of the software development industry, helping to spur innovation, reduce time to market and lower costs. According to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, almost every device or piece of software we use today contains some open-source code. “There are hundreds and thousands of products and services … continue reading


The open-source rookies of the year

Each year, hundreds of open-source projects get started, but only a handful are appealing, interesting or innovating enough to stay for years to come. In order to recognize those that demonstrate significant traction within the developer community, Black Duck has released its seventh annual open-source rookies of the year awards. “I’m always excited about publishing … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Coping with the data

Black Duck’s survery on open-source software adoption reveals some interesting attitudinal shifts … continue reading

JavaScript, mobile projects top Black Duck ‘Rookies’ list

Open-source projects reflect continuing trends in those areas … continue reading

Around the (Route 128) World in (About Two) Days

A tour of Boston’s high-tech corridor offers a snapshot of the application development market … continue reading

Open-source Rookies of the Year put in the spotlight

Gaming, social media apps and PaaS projects make Black Duck’s ‘Rookies of the Year’ list … continue reading

Black Duck Software Announces Support for SPDX Version 1.0

Integration supports open exchange of software license information, streamline supply chain collaboration … continue reading

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