"One thing's for sure: the announcement of the FOSSology and
FOSSbazaar projects has certainly done a lot to stir up the niche
market of open source search/governance firms that are out there.
In the last couple of weeks, I have gotten a real education in
who's doing what in this surprisingly competitive field.
"Let's recap: in the beginning, there was Black Duck, a company
dedicated to providing information and services to assist company
with license (open or otherwise) management. And it was good. About
a year later, Palamida came along and touted the same services. And
there was competition.
"But it's hasn't stayed with just two companies. This arena has
grown, and HP and partners' FOSSology entry has only served to
highlight who's who and who's doing what..."
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