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Black Duck Announces Open Source Think Tank Speakers, Sponsors

Black Duck Software, the trusted partner for open source software (OSS) adoption, management, and governance, today announced additional details for its ninth annual Open Source Think Tank 2014 event, taking place March 24-26 in Napa, California.

The invitation-only conference, focusing on the theme “Open Source – Engine of Innovation,” will feature a case study on the Internet of Things (IoT). Led by an executive panel, this years case study will take an in-depth look at the challenges of preserving openness in IoT. Panel members will include representatives from GE Software, Panasonic Automotive Systems America and Strongloop, among others.

In addition, Ruslan Meshenberg, director, cloud platform engineering at Netflix and Sean Roberts, infrastructure strategy at Yahoo! will provide updates to the Netflix and OpenStack case study presented at the 2013 Open Source Think Tank conference, which centered around open source as a competitive differentiator.

Black Duck also announced sponsors of the Open Source Think Tank:

"Adobe is excited to sponsor the Open Source Think Tank for the fourth consecutive year. The ability to discuss the most intriguing and innovative topics in an open environment make this a unique chance to gain insight into, and help shape the future of open source,” said Dave McAllister, director, open source, Adobe.

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For additional information about Open Source Think Tank, or to apply for an invitation, visit

About Black Duck Software

Black Duck is the partner of choice for open source software adoption, governance and management. Enterprises of every size depend on Black Duck to harness the power of open source technologies and methods. As part of the greater OSS community, Black Duck connects developers to comprehensive OSS resources through, and to the latest commentary from industry experts through the Open Source Delivers blog. Black Duck also hosts the Open Source Think Tank, an international event where thought leaders collaborate on the future of open source. Black Duck is headquartered near Boston and has offices in San Mateo, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information about how to leverage open source to deliver faster innovation, greater creativity and improved efficiency, visit and follow us at @black_duck_sw.

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