Dr. Dobb's is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Channels ▼

Open Source

Open (Source) Season For Black Duck 6.0 Hunting

Open source software company Black Duck has released Export 6.0, a component of the full Black Duck automated code management suite. The new enhancement includes expanded functionality using Rapid ID code identification technology as well as an enhanced encryption bill of materials.

Due to the inclusion of Rapid ID, Black Duck explains that Export 6.0 enables developers and export managers to "teach" code IDs to the suite, thus (in theory) speeding the encryption analysis process to discover undetected encryption algorithms. Rapid ID speeds the analysis process by allowing development teams to automatically recognize and identify files with encryption algorithms.

NOTE: The company says that more than 20,000 open source projects include encryption algorithms strong enough to require filing with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) if the code is exported from the United States.

"Open source encourages and simplifies software reuse, which saves development cycles and speeds time-to-solution," said Bill McQuaide, executive VP at Black Duck Software. "However, companies may be unaware of encryption technology in their software products, especially in third-party and OSS code. Black Duck Export 6.0 provides new tools to detect encryption algorithms, enabling companies to easily and quickly comply with software export regulations."

Related Reading

More Insights

Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.