Listing of enterprise-ready open source packages
OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced the launch of OpenLogic Exchange – a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages.
OpenLogic Exchange is designed for enterprises that want to use open source software. Today, enterprise developers must comb through massive repositories trying to find the short list of open source products that are viable and appropriate for their enterprise needs. Standard rating schemes used on most sites can be vulnerable to “ballet box stuffing” by project proponents or competitors.
“Enterprises need a trusted, objective resource for certified, enterprise-ready open source packages,” said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. “OLEX is a comprehensive portal that provides free access to the information that enterprises need to select and download open source software. For companies that require enterprise-grade support and indemnification on any of the software packages available on OLEX, OpenLogic sells those services as well.”
The OLEX web site will offer developers the ability to:
Research and download enterprise-grade open source software: OLEX provides access to 300+ updated open source software packages that have been vetted with OpenLogic's rigorous 42-point certification process. Enterprises can anonymously browse, search and download certified open source packages. An extensive knowledgebase for each package provides information on OpenLogic’s certification scores, as well as licenses and dependencies between open source packages. OLEX provides source and binary downloads for Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms.
Keep up to date: Users can access the latest news, surveys and statistics that are relevant to open source in the enterprise.
Improve governance of open source in the enterprise: OLEX provides tools and information on open source policies, licenses, and best practices.
Buy open source support, update and indemnification services: OpenLogic sells enterprise-grade support, ongoing automatic updates and indemnification on all open source packages in the library.
Selecting and Certifying Open Source Packages
OpenLogic identifies packages to certify based on appropriateness for the enterprise; market adoption and momentum; customer requests; and the need to provide alternatives within a particular category.
Once identified, OpenLogic employs a rigorous 42-point certification process before including open source packages in the library. Approximately one-third of packages identified for certification fail the certification process.
OLEX provides visibility into this objective certification process, by providing several OpenLogic Certification Scores. These scores are calculated based on a five-star scale in several categories.
The adoption score is calculated on several factors that predict how widely the software is used in the enterprise. Factors include statistics such as the number of downloads over the past year and the number of OpenLogic enterprise customers using the package.
- Community: The community score is based on factors such as how long the project has existed, the size of the developer community and various activity metrics including the number of code commits, bug fixes, and forum posts.
- Licensing: This score is based on the number of licenses, the types of licenses, license conflicts and any history of legal actions.
These three scores are also averaged to create the Overall score.
OLEX provides access to more than 300 open source packages that are in the OpenLogic Certified Library, including AJAX tools, web servers, application servers, databases, frameworks, development tools and testing tools. It is available at https://olex.openlogic.com.