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OpenLogic Launches Open Source Scanning and Governance for Agile Development
BROOMFIELD, Colo. December 8, 2010 - OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software support and open source governance solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced new features in OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) that enable agile development organizations to effectively track open source usage and ensure compliance with open source licenses. OLEX is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for comprehensive provisioning, governance, scanning and compliance for open source software.
"Companies distributing software need to understand what open source they are using at the time it is introduced into the codebase," said Rod Cope, co-founder and CTO of OpenLogic. "This way issues around open source licensing and compliance can be addressed immediately instead of waiting till a product is ready to ship. With the widespread use of agile development methodologies that result in fast release cycles, companies can't afford delays in finding out about open source usage."
The new OLEX functionality enables agile organization to use more open source while ensuring compliance with internal polices and open source licenses. OLEX now includes:
Command line scanning: Command line interface allows developers to automaticalkly kick off OpenLogic's OSS Deep Discovery scanner when code is built or on the completion of a sprint or interation.
Automatic delta scanning: Delta scanning capabilities enable developers to focus in on open source in only code that is new or changed since the last scan. This reduces the time needed to review and analyze results.
Alert options: OLEX automatically alerts developers on new open source found so that they can quickly respond and ensure the project stays on schedule.
The new agile functionality for OLEX is available now and is included for customers using OLEX's License Compliance module.
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.