November 12, 2008

OpenLogic Debuts OLEX Wazi—New Web Site Aggregates Articles, Research and Advice From Industry’s Preeminent Open Source Thought Leaders

Current, Timely Content Tracks Hot Issues To Maximize Open Sourceââ¬â¢s Value

BROOMFIELD, Colo. November 11, 2008ââ¬âOpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, recently launched OLEX Wazi, a new web site featuring fresh, original, in-depth content from the industryââ¬â¢s foremost open source leaders. OLEX Wazi can be found at:

Named after the Swahili word for ââ¬Åopen,ââ¬Â OLEX Wazi is an extension of OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site that enables companies to find, research and download hundreds of open source packages on demand.

ââ¬ÅOLEX Wazi is a clearinghouse for the timeliest commentary on open source,ââ¬Â said Kim Weins, senior vice president of marketing at OpenLogic. ââ¬ÅIt features innovative content from the best thinkers in open source today. Weââ¬â¢re looking for ongoing contributions from a range of experts and will collaborate with the best technical, legal and business minds in the field.ââ¬Â

OLEX Wazi addresses all aspects of open source ranging from comparisons of different open source options, technical tips on integrating and using open source and articles on licensing and legal issues.

For example, this article tackles how to figure out the specific licensing of an open source projectââ¬âan often unknowingly complex exercise with legal implications (click here to view article:

The site debuts with content from OpenLogic experts and also features:

ââ¬Â¢ How various open source projects compare to others in their genre;
ââ¬Â¢ How open source licenses compare to one another and what sorts of issues typically arise around licensing:
ââ¬Â¢ Best practices in open source usage for companies; and
ââ¬Â¢ Tutorials and tips & tricks from open source experts.

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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 via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate 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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