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Open Source Licensing Detection Gets More Competitive

Dec 14, 2009, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to smk for this link. ]

"There are a few companies in the market today with solutions to help serve the need for open source license identification, including Black Duck, Palamida and now OpenLogic. The business itself is also evolving from just being about detecting licenses to becoming part of an entire open source software adoption lifecycle process.

""Open source has made its way into enterprises of all sorts, and because open source software is so pervasive now, it's critical for companies to look at how they comply with open source licenses," Kim Weins, senior vice president of products and marketing at OpenLogic, told InternetNews.com."Before they can comply with open source licenses, they need to know which open source licenses they are using. As much as you might think that's easy to track, it's not."

"OpenLogic is an open source stack and services support vendor. While it provides commercial support for open source software—most recently including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone, CentOS—OpenLogic's flagship service is OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), which enables enterprises to manage their open source usage."

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