SOURCE: OpenLogic

September 28, 2011 08:01 ET

OpenLogic Releases New Version of OLEX to Provide Industry-Leading Visibility Into Provenance of Open Source Code

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - OpenLogic, Inc., provider of enterprise open source solutions for the cloud and the data center, announced a new version of OLEX Enterprise Edition that enables companies to uncover the provenance of code within open source projects.

Organizations have become much more proactive in recent years in auditing their code at the end of the development process to ensure open source license compliance. Today, many leading enterprises are taking it a step further and moving to audit open source code when it first enters the development process. In addition, many enterprises are beginning to release their own code as an open source project. In both situations, enterprises need a way to quickly audit an open source project to determine the provenance of the code and all licenses involved.

OpenLogic's latest release of OLEX is a major step forward for organizations that require clear visibility into the provenance of open source code and components. It enables organizations to scan code in an open source project and identify only the code or components that originated elsewhere, thereby saving time in the scanning process. OLEX also ensures that any additional license requirements associated with code that is "foreign" to the project are uncovered and reported to the user.

"We repeatedly heard from our customers that other open source scanners do not provide the clarity required to quickly and accurately determine code provenance," said Kim Weins, senior vice president of Marketing at OpenLogic. "OpenLogic scanners now provide a complete picture of open source license requirements by unraveling the provenance of complex and intertwined open source components and projects."

Benefits of OLEX with Provenance
OLEX's advanced provenance capability will help companies using open source software, as well as companies releasing their own open source code, to meet licensing requirements.

For users of open source software, OLEX will:

  • ensure the identification of all of the bundled projects, licenses and obligations.
  • identify differences in obligations for different versions of OSS projects so they can select the appropriate versions.

For companies releasing code as an open source project, OLEX will:

  • find the provenance of all code contributed to the project.
  • ensure that contributed code matches the license for an OSS project

The new version of OLEX Enterprise Edition with provenance capability is available immediately. For more information, please visit http://www.openlogic.com/products/olex.php

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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