Black Duck Software has acquired Ohloh.net
In the past Open Forges Summit Scott Collison told us that he saw Ohloh as a failure project and foresaw news about the platform. Here you are the news.
The following message have been sent to the ohloh users:
Dear Ohloh Community Member,
I’m Andi Zink, head of development at Black Duck Software. We’ve got some exciting news for you today, which we hope will get you as fired up as it has us! Black Duck Software has acquired Ohloh.net from Geeknet.
Ohloh has been built for you, the developer community, and our vision for Ohloh carries on this mission! We have big plans for improving and expanding the site, bringing you even more useful capabilities and information about the world of FOSS, and we will keep it free and open.
So, who is Black Duck Software? We’ve been around since 2003, and have been involved with the FOSS world since our inception. Black Duck develops a suite of applications and services that companies use to speed up and manage their use of open source software. We’ve compiled a KnowledgeBase of FOSS project information that we believe is the industry’s most comprehensive. We also have a free developer website for code search called Koders.com where we index billions of lines of open source code from projects in our KnowledgeBase. We will combine Koders.com and our KnowledgeBase with the project and people data on Ohloh. That together with new more powerful search, selection, and usage tools will make it much easier for developers to find, select and use FOSS.
We know the site could use some love and a shot of investment. We’ve seen the enhancements and feature requests posted on the Ohloh forums. We’ll address some of these requests right away. Ohloh has always been built, guided by the use and feedback of its users. This won’t change! We promise to listen, engage with you, and give you plenty of opportunity to help us turn Ohloh into the most useful center of FOSS knowledge with the biggest, most innovative and engaged developer community. Ohloh is YOUR site, and we’re committed to making it into what YOU need to accelerate your use of FOSS, and make your projects even more relevant, dynamic, and successful.
Lots of information about the announcement can be found on the “Ohnouncement” page. Visit the Ohloh forums and join the discussion. Tell us what you want and need from an enhanced Ohloh. We care about what you care about: FOSS adoption, great tools, and collaborative communities. Let us know what you think, ask any questions, participate, and help us make this initiative take off!
Thank you for your support and loyalty toward Ohloh. We’re excited about collaborating with you and building what we hope will continue to be your go-to destination and trusted source of FOSS knowledge.
So .. finally ohloh will be improved. Let’s see what they can do 🙂