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IT-Analysis: Black Duck--But No SCO, Open Source V Cherokee...

Jul 12, 2005, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

"When Douglas Levin was a boy, he had a black duck as a pet. So when, in 2002, he founded a company to analyze source code and determine its origins, he chose to call it Black Duck. I like the name and, to be honest, I like the technology.

"What the technology does is analyze source code and 'finger print' it. (To be precise, it maps the pattern of the code, but it's easier to think of it as a fingerprint). It can then look at code and determine its origin, with some degree of certainty..."

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