OpenLogic Hires Open Source Expert Stormy Peters as Director of Product Management
Broomfield, COLO December 7, 2005 ? OpenLogic, Inc., the leading provider of software and services which enable enterprises to easily create and manage their own integrated, commercial-grade open source environments, announced today that Stormy Peters has joined the company as Director of Product Management. She will have responsibility for developing product strategy and managing the expansion of OpenLogic?s flagship product, BlueGlue, into the corporate enterprise.
Stormy Peters' Background
Stormy Peters joins OpenLogic from Hewlett-Packard (HP) where she founded and managed the Open Source Program Office. Ms. Peters was responsible for HP's open source strategy, policy and business practices. She was also a founding member of HP's Linux Division. Ms. Peters is a frequent keynote speaker on business aspects of Open Source Software at major conferences such as the Open Source Business Conference and the OReilly conferences. She has addressed the United Nations, European Union and various U.S. state governments on open source software. Ms. Peters is a co-founder of the non-profit GNOME Foundation and member of its Advisory Board. The foundation is based on open source principles to encourage the development of a computing platform, comprised of free software, for use by the general public. Ms. Peters joined HP ten years ago as a software engineer in the Unix Development Lab after graduating from Rice University with a B.A. in Computer Science.
"OpenLogic is making it easier for the enterprise to integrate open source and commercial software in customer-specific stacks in today's mixed development environments," said Steve Grandchamp, Openlogic's President and CEO. "Stormy's experience with Global 2000 companies will help OpenLogic to expand its visibility at the enterprise level. As an influencer and software developer herself, Stormy is highly respected in the open source community. She's worked tirelessly and successfully to encourage the use of open source in the enterprise. Stormy shares OpenLogic's commitment to help corporations preserve the benefits of open source by reducing the risks and complexities."
"OpenLogic represents a very exciting opportunity to show corporations how open source can satisfy enterprise requirements and be deployed with greater IP protection," said Stormy Peters. "By offering more than 150 supported open source projects and the tools to manage Open Source in an enterprise environment, BlueGlue removes the barrier to entry for corporate development and IT organizations. Im looking forward to helping OpenLogic change the way the software industry works."
The BlueGlue Open Source Infrastructure Management Suite is used by hundreds of clients ranging from small development shops to Fortune 500 enterprises. It is sold by annual subscription for $399 per user. Enterprise pricing is also available. By using BlueGlue, enterprises get the latest stable Open Source project versions, including the latest bug fixes and security patches. OpenLogic's multi-phase testing and integration process ensures that customer-specified combinations of projects can be automatically installed and integrated in minutes.