Software Magazine Ranks Black Duck Software as one of the World’s Largest Software Companies

OSS Logistics solutions provider ranked among World’s largest software companies for seven consecutive years

Burlington, MA – November 10, 2014 – Black Duck Software, the leading OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the deployment and management of open source software (OSS), today announced its inclusion in Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers, now in its 32nd year. The company ranked 352, up from 477 in its first year listed in 2008.

“Organizations use OSS code to improve productivity and code security, save time, and reduce costs. Reaping these benefits requires solving an enormous set of logistical challenges, from the how to choose open source to how to secure it,” said Lou Shipley, president and CEO of Black Duck Software. “We have been recognized by Software Magazine for our OSS Logistics solution, which helps customers automate the management of open source code from the point it enters the organization, throughout the development process, and across the supply chain. Open source management, coupled with enterprise usage of open source code, leaves us positioned for tremendous growth.”

“The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners,” says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine. “It is a quick reference of vendor viability. And the online version, posted at, is searchable by category, making it what we call the online catalog to enterprise software.”

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and services suppliers, targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers, and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. The full Software 500 list is available here:

About the Leading OSS Logistics Provider

Black Duck Software provides the world’s only end-to-end OSS Logistics solution, enabling enterprises of every size to solve the logistical challenges and optimize the opportunities that come with open source adoption and management. As part of the greater open source community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through The Black Duck Open Hub (formerly Ohloh) and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck is headquartered in Boston and has offices in San Mateo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity, and improved efficiency, visit and follow the company at @black_duck_sw.

About Software Magazine and Rockport Custom Publishing

Software Magazine has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for more than 38 years., its Web counterpart, is the online guide to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and services companies. Software Magazine and are owned and operated by Rockport Custom Publishing. Rockport Custom Publishing is a leading integrated media company focusing on technology. For more information, visit:

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Black Duck Software