Black Duck Buys Ohloh

10/6/10Follow @gthuang

Waltham, MA-based Black Duck Software, an open source software firm, said yesterday it has acquired Ohloh.net from Geeknet (NASDAQ: GKNT). Financial terms weren’t given. Ohloh, founded in 2006, is a free public directory of open source software and hosts a Web community of software developers. Black Duck says it will maintain and enhance the Ohloh website and brand as it integrates the directory with its code search site Koders.com. Black Duck is backed by Flagship Ventures, General Catalyst, Red Hat, Intel Capital, and other investors. The company was founded in 2002 and has expanded its business in recent years to focus on accelerating software development.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com. Follow @gthuang

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