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."
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
-- 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 https://olex.openlogic.com.
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 http://www.openlogic.com
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