Black Duck buys Ohloh.net open source project site

Site will combine Ohloh.net's open source software directory and Black Duck's metadata catalog about open source projects

Black Duck Software on Tuesday is announcing its acquisition of Ohloh.net, which features a free public directory of open source software.

Purchased for about $2.6 million from Geek.net, Ohloh.net will be combined with Black Duck's Koders.com code search site. The combo site will add data from the Black Duck's KnowledgeBase, which catalogs metadata about open source projects. The new site, which will keep the Ohloh.net name, will be launched in the first half of 2011.

[ Black Duck bought Koders in 2008. | Keep up with the latest open source trends and news in InfoWorld's Technology: Open Source newsletter. ]

"We're going to consolidate all that data into one platform and have it be a destination for developers," said Tim Yeaton, Black Duck president and CEO.

Ohloh's directory contains information aggregated from more than 250,000 code repositories, projects, and forums. Projects such as Eclipse and Apache are referenced. Also featured is a community of open source software developers.

Black Duck sells Black Duck Suite, a platform for automation, management, and governance of code brought into an organization, including open source code.

Black Duck closed its Ohloh.net transaction on 30 September. Ohloh.net was founded in 2006.

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