Sharon Smith writes "OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4 Automates Proactive Open Source Governance
Sixty new open source software products added to Certified Library
BROOMFIELD, COLO. April 2, 2007 –OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4, with new Enterprise Policy Management functionality designed to help enterprises proactively control the use of open source within their organization. OpenLogic has also added more than 60 new open source products to the OpenLogic Certified Library.
OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4 provides improved enterprise-wide management of open source policies across the enterprise. The new functionality includes:
• Centralized policy management: Enables legal and compliance staff to define and enforce open source policies by open source package, license, user, group or system.
• Proactive filtering: Based on policies enterprises can filter what open source packages individual users can see and can install from the OpenLogic Certified Library.
• Tailored group policies: Enterprises can apply specific policies to a team of developers working on a particular application.
“Enterprises are very concerned about ensuring compliance with open source policies and open source licenses,” said Steven Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. “This requires diligent governance of the usage of open source packages. OpenLogic Enterprise 4.4 provides a proactive approach to open source governance by enforcing policies at the point when IT and developers uptake open source software.”
Having passed OpenLogic’s rigorous 42-point certification process, more than 60 new open source software packages are included in version 4.4 including Jaxen, Jaxp, JavaGen Ant Modules (JAM), Java Data Objects (JDO) and nHibernate. The OpenLogic Enterprise Certified Library now contains more than 260 certified open source packages.
Earlier in March, OpenLogic announced the addition of more than 60 Solaris open source products to its certified open source library. OpenLogic Enterprise users can now access and manage open source products for Solaris 10 as well as Linux and Windows.
“The key to open source adoption is assurance that the solutions are legitimate alternatives to their proprietary counterparts – with the same services and guarantees that large enterprises are accustomed to,” said Andrew Aitken, managing partner of Olliance Group. "OpenLogic Enterprise augments the integrity of a large swath of open source projects, helping manage corporate open source policies, automating open source software configuration and integration across multiple platforms, and providing a level of universal support you’d expect from large legacy vendors.”
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. OpenLogic is currently used by more than 30 large enterprises and 700 customers worldwide. For more on OpenLogic, go to www.openlogic.com ."