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Center for Open Source
Research & Innovation

COSRI's cutting-edge research, innovation, information and education in open source helps ensure a vibrant open source ecosystem. Working closely with the open source community, our COSRI groups’ research reports and recommendations keep the pulse on open source’s rapid growth and development into new areas. Open source development and adoption continues to accelerate because of the compelling economic and productivity benefits open source provides.

Research Teams

Black Duck Security Research Group

Security Research Group

The Security Research Group analyzes security issues and attack patterns in open source components, providing meaningful context on vulnerabilities, corrective actions to reduce risk, and strategies for effective open source use.

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Black Duck Advanced Tech Group

Advanced Technology Group

The Advanced Technology Group conducts applied research in data mining, machine learning, natural language processing, big data management and software engineering, to facilitate secure open source consumption.

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Black Duck KnowledgeBase™


Our KnowledgeBase™ is the world’s most complete, current and accurate repository of open source software, associated licenses and other critical information, including known security vulnerabilities.

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Black Duck OpenHub


Open Hub is an online community and public directory of free and open source software (FOSS) offering analytics and search services for discovery, evaluation, and comparison of open source code and projects. 

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