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Open Source Acquisitions: How a Caterpillar turns into a Butterfly

open source caterpillarBlack Duck has changed a lot over the last years – recent acquisitions include SpikeSource, Ohloh and today Olliance – and its offer now goes definitely beyond the legal landscape.

One of the first Commercial Open Source entries enlisted Black Duck among open source players taking advantage of the absence of a corporate actor to develop and offer new services not coding related.

Black Duck was an intellectual property management firm, OSRM was providing warranty services, SpikeSource was offering software dependability services and OpenLogic was providing support for a number of open source packages. Continue reading

Open Source Think Tank 2010: Registrations are Open!

Olliance Group, the open source strategy firm, is organizing the 5th Annual Think Tank that will be held at the Meritage Resort in Napa (California) on April 15-17.

If you never got a chance to join the Open Source Think Tank, the leading invitation-only commercial open source brainstorm and networking conference, get a gist of what you can hear, below an excerpt of my notes from the 4th Open Source Think Tank.

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