Black Duck Names Open-Source Rookies of the Year

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2016-03-17 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    The 2015 Open-Source Rookies class reflects three technologies shaping the future of open-source software: Docker containers, open collaboration and AI.
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Black Duck, which provides automated solutions for securing and managing open-source software, has announced its annual Open Source Rookies of the Year awards, recognizing the top new open-source projects initiated in 2015. Patrick Carey, Black Duck's director of product management, who headed the selection process, said the chosen projects show how diverse and ambitious open-source software development has become. "This year's Rookies are impressive examples of how far open source has come, with start-ups like Mattermost and Glucosio as well as big players like Google, Facebook and Red Hat leveraging the open-source community to help drive innovation in everything from DevOps and Docker container solutions to diabetes monitoring and real-time communication," he said. The 2015 Rookies class reflects three hot technologies shaping the future of open-source software: Docker containers, open collaboration and artificial intelligence. In 2014, a number of Docker ecosystem players emerged, and the trend continued into 2015 with several, including projects sponsored by Red Hat and Capital One. This eWEEK slide show looks at the winners and honorable mentions of the 2015 Black Duck Rookie of the Year awards.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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