After two recent acquisitions, Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating application development through the managed use of open source software, today announced it continues to bolster its offerings by entering into a partnership with credativ, the largest independent provider of open source software consulting and services. Both companies have broad global presence and complementary offerings. Black Duck will help credativ reach new markets and customers, while credativ adds expert open source support to the services available to Black Duck customers.
credativ, which has operations in the US, UK, Germany, and Canada, has deep expertise and experience across a wide range of open source projects. The growing 50-person consulting company specializes in support, consulting and training for open source software including development tools, operating systems, databases, middleware and applications.

“credativ’s deep and broad expertise is all in-house, so they actually have the resources to deliver on Service Level Agreements and fully back up their reputation as Your One-Stop Shop for Open Source Support™. Their top-notch staff of developers contributes to all the major open source projects,” said Phil Odence, VP Business Development, Black Duck Software. “The remarkable thing is they don’t have a layer of customer service reps on the front line; when you need help, you are working directly with technical experts.”
“It has become increasingly clear to us that Black Duck is, in every respect, the leader in open source management with offerings complementary to ours,” said Joe Conway, CEO of credativ USA. “We are very pleased to be part of the team and combining forces with them will greatly contribute to our growth strategy.”

Among the services available to Black Duck customers through the deal with credativ are break/fix support, performance analysis and tuning, architecture consulting, code-level debugging and enhancements and training.

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