Palamida Not Surprised by Black Duck's Purchase of Koders

Lora Bentley

Palamida says Black Duck Software's recent acquisition of Koders is "interesting but... [not] industry-shaping."


Tuesday, I asked Palamida executives for their reaction to the acquisition. In response, I received a written statement, which says, in part:

We find the acquisition of Koders interesting, but we don't feel that it is industry shaping. There are so many avenues to acquiring open source code -- literally thousands of places where OSS projects can be downloaded, including Koders... It would be nearly impossible for any one vendor to be the definitive source for OSS downloads unless you are a huge, robust engine like Google Code Search.
In early 2008, we predicted that consolidation would be a trend in OSS growth throughout the year, so we aren't surprised to see it happening as it's a necessary part of industry evolution...

Of course they're not surprised. They wouldn't admit it if they were. But continued consolidation in the space will undoubtedly have some effect, no matter who predicted it would happen.

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Apr 30, 2008 2:24 AM Melisa Melisa  says:
Thanks so much Lora for printing our response ad nauseum. I'd like address the end commnet of your piece. Consolidation will of course have an effect in that it will remove smaller, independent open source firms and either apend them onto bigger, more well-known organizations or absorb them altogether and roll them up into existing business models as a means to reach a new audience. Regardless, the space is still relatively intimate in that everyone knows everyone else. As Palamida has been firmly focused on application security since mid 2007, we take a long view of consolidation and how that will translate into security offerings over time. --best, Melisa LaBancz-Bleasdale Reply

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