From the post:
Black Duck Software, the leader in open source software knowledge, adoption and governance, today announced it has joined the GENIVI Alliance as an Associate Member. Black Duck will work with the GENIVI Alliance to provide open source compliance strategy, program development and training to Alliance members, which include top automakers and automotive software suppliers.
The GENIVI Alliance is an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) reference platform. Among the Alliance’s goals are the delivery of a reusable, open source IVI platform consisting of Linux-based core services, middleware and open application layer interfaces; development and support of an open source community of IVI developers; and training and support programs to help software developers create compliant IVI applications.
I would think that infotainment for vehicles would need topic maps as much as any other information stream.
Not to mention that getting on the inside track with someone like Black Duck could not hurt topic maps.
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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. Black Duck enables companies to shorten time-to-solution and reduce development costs while mitigating the management, compliance and security challenges associated with open source software. Black Duck Software powers Koders.com, the industry’s leading code search engine for open source, and Ohloh.net, the largest free public directory of open source software and a vibrant web community of free and open source software developers and users. Black Duck is among the 500 largest software companies in the world, according to Softwaremag.com. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.
About GENIVI Alliance
GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI’s work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software. GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif. www.genivi.org.
Do bear in mind that koders.com searches about 3.3+ billion lines of open source code. I am sure you can think of ways topic maps could improve that search experience.