Open source software gives enterprises high-quality, low-cost solutions with no vendor lock-in. However, the ability to freely download open source software from the Internet means that open source often bypasses normal procurement processes, approvals, and controls. In addition, open source projects are known for frequent releases and updates. This constant stream of new releases provides rapid access to new features and patches, but staying abreast of and assessing these releases can be a daunting task.
OpenLogic's open source povisioning solutions enable enterprises to preserve the flexibility and cost savings of open source software while ensuring it meets their needs and aligns with corporate policies.
OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) is a free web site that delivers on-demand access to downloads and information for more than 330,000 open source software packages. Over 500 of these open source software packages have been certified by OpenLogic for use in the enteprise, and this subset of packages comprises the OpenLogic Certified Library. The Certified Library gives enterprises a trusted source for researching, selecting, and obtaining open source software.
OLEX subscribers receive ongoing updates on new open source releases and security patches for the open source packages in the Certified Library through the OpenUpdate service.
In order to ensure that open source meets enterprise needs and doesn't pose undue risks, organizations need to validate that open source packages they select are viable, well supported and have well-understood licensing models.
OpenLogic's 42-point certification process reduces the risk associated with open source software by ensuring that each open source package in the Certified Library meets a rigorous set of enterprise criteria. When using open source software from the Certified Library, organizations can be assured that they have enterprise-ready open source software. Further, OpenLogic offers commercial-grade SLA support and indemnification for all certified packages, providing enterprises with the assurance they need to deploy open source in mission critical applications.
Each package in the OpenLogic Certified Library passes a rigorous 42-point certification process, ensuring that the software: