OpenLogic Launches OpenLogic Exchange

Free Site Offers Web Access to OpenLogic's Certified Library

Sep 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from OpenLogic, Inc.

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenLogic, Inc., a provider
 of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open
 source packages, today announced the launch of OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) --
 a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified,
 enterprise-ready open source packages.
     OpenLogic Exchange is designed for enterprises that want to use open
 source software. Today, enterprise developers must comb through massive
 repositories trying to find the short list of open source products that are
 viable and appropriate for their enterprise needs. Standard rating schemes
 used on most sites can be vulnerable to "ballet box stuffing" by project
 proponents or competitors.
     "Enterprises need a trusted, objective resource for certified,
 enterprise-ready open source packages," said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of
 OpenLogic. "OLEX is a comprehensive portal that provides free access to the
 information that enterprises need to select and download open source
 software. For companies that require enterprise-grade support and
 indemnification on any of the software packages available on OLEX,
 OpenLogic sells those services as well."
     OLEX Features
     The OLEX web site will offer developers the ability to:
     -- Research and download enterprise-grade open source software: OLEX
        provides access to 300+ updated open source software packages that have
        been vetted with OpenLogic's rigorous 42-point certification process.
        Enterprises can anonymously browse, search and download certified open
        source packages.  An extensive knowledgebase for each package provides
        information on OpenLogic's certification scores, as well as licenses
        and dependencies between open source packages.  OLEX provides source
        and binary downloads for Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms.
     -- Keep up to date: Users can access the latest news, surveys and
        statistics that are relevant to open source in the enterprise.
     -- Improve governance of open source in the enterprise: OLEX provides
        tools and information on open source policies, licenses, and best
     -- Buy open source support, update and indemnification services: OpenLogic
        sells enterprise-grade support, ongoing automatic updates and
        indemnification on all open source packages in the library.
     Selecting and Certifying Open Source Packages
     OpenLogic identifies packages to certify based on appropriateness for
 the enterprise; market adoption and momentum; customer requests; and the
 need to provide alternatives within a particular category.
     Once identified, OpenLogic employs a rigorous 42-point certification
 process before including open source packages in the library. Approximately
 one-third of packages identified for certification fail the certification
     OLEX provides visibility into this objective certification process, by
 providing several OpenLogic Certification Scores. These scores are
 calculated based on a five-star scale in several categories.
     -- Adoption: The adoption score is calculated on several factors that
        predict how widely the software is used in the enterprise.  Factors
        include statistics such as the number of downloads over the past year
        and the number of OpenLogic enterprise customers using the package.
     -- Community: The community score is based on factors such as how long the
        project has existed, the size of the developer community and various
        activity metrics including the number of code commits, bug fixes, and
        forum posts.
     -- Licensing: This score is based on the number of licenses, the types of
        licenses, license conflicts and any history of legal actions.
     These three scores are also averaged to create the Overall score.
     OLEX provides access to more than 300 open source packages that are in
 the OpenLogic Certified Library, including AJAX tools, web servers,
 application servers, databases, frameworks, development tools and testing
 tools. It is available at
     About OpenLogic
     OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable
 enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software.
 OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source
 software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source
 packages. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic
 offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support
 backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. The OpenLogic solution also
 enforces open source policies and automates the integration and deployment
 of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost
 savings associated with using open source software. For more on OpenLogic,
 go to
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