[Update1] Breaking...In Play Geeknet (GKNT) announces sale of Ohloh.net to Black Duck Software
Breaking...In Play Geeknet announces sale of Ohloh.net to Black Duck Software .
"...Ohloh is the largest public source of data about open source software, and we know this data is valuable to the open source community," said Scott Collison, Chief Product Officer of Geeknet and an Ohloh founder. "SourceForge is in the forge business and not in the business of providing data on open source software use. We decided to sell Ohloh to the preeminent FOSS data company in the world, Black Duck Software. We've had a relationship with Black Duck for years, and we are confident Black Duck will be the best steward of Ohloh's data and community..."
- “The acquisition of Ohloh demonstrates once more the growing value of data. With Ohloh's database, Black Duck can ease the friction of commercial adoption of open source technologies by commercial organizations and provide developers with more and better intelligence about open source project health. This is a win for the company and communities alike.” -Stephen O'Grady, Industry Analyst with RedMonk
...Black Duck Software, the leading global provider of products and services for accelerating software development through the managed use of open source software, today announced that it has acquired Ohloh.net from Geeknet, Inc (NASDAQ: GKNT.) The transaction closed on September 30, 2010..." Source: Black Duck Software [Emphasis added]. Note This divestiture will be reflected in Geeknet's (GKNT) pending Q3 numbers ending September 30, 2010.
Q1: Shades of Linux.com? Q2: Why couldn't Scott Collison monetize Ohloh for Geeknet yet accepted $2.6M for SourceForge's acquisition of Ohloh in May 2009? And is now the VP Product for Geeknet's entire Open Source Media Assets? And who is located/domiciled in Seattle, Washington. (Geeknet is in the heart of Silicon Valley, Slashdot is in Dexter Michigan...Q3: Who is Geeknet's Zuckerberg?
(October 03, 2010) What is going down @Geeknet?
(October 5, 2010) Black Duck - Ohloh Acquisition, CEO Q&A (audio) Full Interview
wiith Tim Yeaton, CEO of Black Duck & Rich Sands, Independent Consultant for Developer Communities