SOURCE: OpenLogic, Inc.

January 22, 2008 07:00 ET

OpenLogic Recaps 2007 Open Source Trends

Enterprises Adopting More Open Source Software Packages

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced year-end statistics on enterprise open source adoption based on an analysis of OpenLogic's enterprise customers.

Key Trends for 2007:

Increased adoption of open source: On average, enterprises reported using 94 different open source packages, up 26% from 75 in 2006.

Apache license most common license in the enterprise: Breakdown of licenses for the top 25 packages found that Apache, not the GPL, is most common license in packages used in enterprises today. Sixty-two percent of the packages use Apache, 27% use some variant of GPL and 4% each use BSD, CPL, Eclipse, MPL and Perl licenses. Since packages may be released under two or more licenses, percentages total to more than 100%

Top 25 open source software packages (includes ties): OpenLogic ranked the most common 25 open source packages (plus ties), as reported by enterprises. Hibernate and Struts topped the list with more than 71% of customers using each. JasperReports is the only newcomer to the list this year over last year's report.

Hibernate
Struts
Xerces
Log4j
Ant
Jakarta Commons
JUnit
Axis
Spring Framework (Spring)
POI
Eclipse
Apache HTTP Server
Xalan
Tomcat
Velocity
Jakarta Taglibs (JSTL)
JDOM
Perl
JBoss Application Server
iText
dom4j
Regexp
MySQL Server
PHP
CVS
JasperReports

Top categories for open source software adoption: OpenLogic also ranked the top categories for open source packages based on enterprise adoption.

Libraries and Utilities
XML related
Application Frameworks
Development tools
Build and Source Code Management
Database and Database tools
Application and Web Server
Programming Languages
Web/HTTP tools
Security tools
Web services

Introduction of The Open Source Census

In 2008, OpenLogic plans to launch The Open Source Census, which will expand the statistics collected and reported on enterprise open source adoption. The Open Source Census, announced by OpenLogic in December 2007, is a collaborative initiative designed to provide enterprises a way to easily inventory the open source software installed on their machines, and anonymously submit that data to The Open Source Census. Data collected in The Open Source Census will be aggregated and shared publicly on the Internet and will also be available to the enterprises who contribute data.

For more information on The Open Source Census project or co-sponsor opportunities, please visit www.theopensourcecensus.org. Downloads for OSS Discovery, a tool used to inventory installed open source, and access to the community for OSS Discovery are at www.ossdiscovery.org.

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 www.openlogic.com.

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