Black Duck Adds New Community Choice Open Source Rookie Of The Year Award

Press Release | Black Duck Software | December 16, 2013

Community Invited to Nominate Best Open Source Project Created in 2013

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, today announced the addition of a Community Choice award to its open source new project recognition program, the Open Source Rookies of the Year.

This first-time award will highlight an open source project started in 2013 that developers are most excited about. Community members can vote for their favorite new open source project by visiting and entering the project's name and website (project site or Ohloh project page). Voting will close January 2, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET. The winning project will be announced in January 2014.

Black Duck's Open Source Rookies of the Year program, an annual program entering its sixth year, recognizes the best new projects in open source. Thousands of new open source projects are evaluated based on data gathered from and the Black Duck KnowledgeBase. Variables evaluated include project size and activity, pace of commits, and team attributes. Former Open Source Rookies winners include notable projects OpenStack, Twitter Bootstrap, Ansible and Salt Stack.

What:     Vote for the new Open Source Rookie – Community Choice Award 

Where:  To vote please visit and include the name and website (project site or Ohloh project page) of the open source project being nominated

Who:      Sponsored by Black Duck and

When:   Open now until January 2, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET

See the 2012 Rookies of the Year winners here:

About Black Duck Software
Offering award-winning software and consulting, 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, St. Louis, 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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