Black Duck Software Partners with Paris-Based Systems Integrator CS to Deliver Open Source Solutions

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Partnership Signed at Paris Air Show Brings Industry's Most Comprehensive Open Source Management Suite to CS Clients

Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, and CS, a global systems integrator in France specializing in the aerospace and defense markets, today announced they have entered into a reseller agreement to expand the delivery of Black Duck services and software in France. The contract, signed at the Paris Air Show, is the latest demonstration of Black Duck's commitment to European customers including Airbus, SAP and Siemens.

CS technical expertise includes high performance computing, virtual reality, embedded systems, security, software validation, open source, and software and systems engineering. Under the terms of the agreement, CS will resell and provide training and consulting services for Black Duck's open source governance and management solution, the Black Duck® Suite.

"Open source software helps global enterprises increase innovation and gain development flexibility," said Phil Odence, VP, Black Duck. "CS's global reach and specialized knowledge of open source aligns perfectly with Black Duck's core mission to support and enable greater use of open source software among global enterprises."

"The Black Duck Suite offers sophisticated and proven open source software (OSS) management and process automation tools," said Agusti Canals, Deputy CTO, CS. "As a Black Duck partner, CS will be able to meet clients' open source management needs by leveraging the strategic benefits of OSS throughout the application development lifecycle."

About Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading provider of strategy, products and services for automating the management, governance and secure use of open source software, at enterprise scale, in a multi-source development process. For more information, visit

About CS Communication & Systemes

Designer, integrator and operator of turnkey systems offering both innovation and performance, CS has expertise in critical applications and systems, making it a partner of choice in space, defense and security, aeronautics, transportation and energy. Based in France, CS is a trusted provider, acknowledged for its innovation, expertise and commitment to service. For more information, visit

Source: Black Duck Software

Sarah Gerrol, Black Duck Software, +1-781-891-5100,; or Ann Dalrymple, TopazPartners, +1-781-404-2432,; or Barbara Goarant, CS Communication & Systemes, +33(0)1-41-28-46-94,

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