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Openlogic's certified OS library reaches 400, adds comparison matrix

Open Source Specialist OpenLogic has announced that the number of certified open source packages available in the OpenLogic Certified Library surpassed 400.

In addition, OpenLogic broadened functionality of OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) Enterprise Edition, the industry's first Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for comprehensive sourcing and governance of open source in the enterprise.

OpenLogic's Certified Library is a collection of certified and indemnified open source packages that are supported by OpenLogic, as well as through the OpenLogic Expert Community.

The OpenLogic Certified Library is freely available through the OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) at olex.openlogic.com and now includes more than 400 open source packages and more than 1,800 distributions that represent unique platforms and versions.

Each open source package in the Certified Library has passed OpenLogic's rigorous 42-point certification process. Projects added in 2008 include Mule, Nant, Apache Tuscany, Tea Trove, WebWork and DotNet Nuke.

OpenLogic has also expanded their open source knowledgebase by launching an Open Source Comparison Matrix that provides side-by-side comparisons of open source packages within a particular category.

Comparisons help developers determine when an open source package is appropriate and choose the software that best meets their needs.

OpenLogic solicited data from the open source community to help create the Comparison Matrix, which initially covers three categories: Application Servers, Relational Databases and Web Application Frameworks.

The Comparison Matrix is now available at OLEX and In addition to the expanded Certified Library, OpenLogic is also announcing new functionality of OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) Enterprise Edition, the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution designed to help enterprise procure, manage and govern open source software.

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