Open source communities are known to "release early and often," and this agility allows for prompt redressal of bugs and security vulnerabilities. But while frequent releases are one of the benefits of open source software, it can be a challenge for enterprises to keep current with the most recent open source releases and security updates.
OpenLogic helps enterprises keep critical systems up-to-date, online, and secure through the OpenUpdate Notification, which provides timely information about the latest open source releases and security patches for the 600+ packages in the OpenLogic Certified Library of open source. OpenUpdate Notification newsletters are delivered to your inbox whenever there are updates to the OpenLogic Certified Library of open source software.
The OpenUpdate Notification is available in two editions:
We continually monitor open source communities for new versions and security updates. As soon an a new version or patch is released, we notify customers via the OpenUpdate Notification Premium Edition. Security issues are highlighted separately from normal open source version releases and link to information on any available patches or workarounds.
Meanwhile, our team of engineers reviews the new release or patch to determine whether or not it meets the criteria of our 42-point certification process for open source software. New versions and patches that pass certification are added to the OpenLogic Certified Library software repository on OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) — usually within a day or two — along with additional information on new features and security issues. Any changes in package licensing and dependences are also noted on the package details page within OLEX.
Every week we summarize the new versions and security updates from the previous seven days, compile the information in the OpenUpdate Notification Free Edition, and email it to Free Edition subscribers.