SOURCE: OpenLogic

OpenLogic

May 25, 2011 08:30 ET

OpenLogic Launches Collaborative Open Source Compliance Solution

SaaS Solution Enables Collaboration Across the Enterprise and the Software Supply Chain

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - OpenLogic, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise opensourcesoftwaresupport, scanning andgovernancesolutions today announced that OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for comprehensive governance and provisioning of open source software, now enables collaboration on open source compliance across the enterprise and the software supply chain.

OpenLogic's new collaborative compliance solution provides ways to track activities and share information among developers, legal and business staff within the enterprise. In addition, enterprises can collaborate with supply chain partners on compliance activities.

"Open source compliance is an activity that requires input from technical, legal and business staff, as well as supply chain partners. Our SaaS solution for open source compliance is well-suited for this collaboration among stakeholders," said Kim Weins, senior vice president of OpenLogic. "With this new version of OLEX, many different participants can efficiently work together to determine what open source is present, what licenses are relevant, and what compliance actions are required."

New collaboration functionality in OpenLogic OLEX includes:

  • Audit History: This provides a complete history of each action in the compliance process, who did it and when it was done.
  • Audit Notes: All stakeholders can share real time comments and notes to communicate issues and document decisions made during the compliance process.
  • Collaborative Workflows: Enterprises can create custom approval workflows for approving internal uses of open source or approving incoming code from vendors.
  • Usage Worksheet: Developers and legal staff can collaborate in determining which open source license obligations apply based on how open source software is linked and used.
  • Compliance Report: In addition to the intuitive web interface, OLEX generates compliance reports in spreadsheet format for easy sharing among stakeholders.

About OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX)
OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for comprehensive governance and provisioning of open source software. OLEX delivers free access to information and downloads for over 330,000 open source software packages, including hundreds that have been certified by OpenLogic for use in the enterprise. OLEX is also available in commercial editions that extend its library of open source software with online tools for tracking, managing, and auditing open source usage.

OLEX is available in a free edition as well as three editions for the enterprise and one edition for app stores that extend the OpenLogic library of open source software with online tools for tracking, managing, and auditing open source usage.

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 scanning and governance -- 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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