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|| ||News Item: OpenLogic Launches Indemnification for its Certified Library of Open Source Products|
|| ||Mon, 16 Oct 2006 04:58:36 -0700 (PDT)|
OpenLogic Launches Indemnification for its Certified Library of Open Source Products
One-Stop Indemnification for the Broadest Library of Open Source Products in the Industry
BROOMFIELD, Colo. October 16, 2006 ÂOpenLogic, Inc., a leading provider of software, stacks, and
support that enable enterprises to easily deploy and manage customized open source environments,
today announced that it will now offer customers indemnification coverage for intellectual property
infringement on each of the more than 160 open source products included in OpenLogicÂs Certified
Library. Customers using OpenLogic Enterprise will now gain access to indemnification for the
broadest set of open source products in the industry.
ÂAlthough the benefits of using open source software are many, there can sometimes be lingering
legal concerns about around using open source software in the enterprise,Â said Andrew Aitken,
managing partner of Olliance Group. ÂOpenLogicÂs indemnification for such a broad set of open
source products goes a long way in giving enterprises peace of mind.Â
OpenLogicÂs indemnification offering is available to all customers who have purchased support
from OpenLogic. OpenLogic will provide indemnification for intellectual property infringements,
including defense of claims, repair and replacement of infringing software, and up to four times
the value of the contract for damage awards.
ÂOpen source software has made great headway into the enterprise,Â said Steven Grandchamp, CEO
of OpenLogic. ÂBut for enterprises to fully embrace a broad range of open source products, they
need to be able to deploy, manage and control their open source usage and limit their legal risk.
This is the first time that enterprises have been able to access indemnification coverage for such
a broad range of open source products from a single vendor.Â
Enterprise Control of Open Source Software
In June, 2006, OpenLogic launched OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0, a platform for managing open source
software within the enterprise. OpenLogic Enterprise 4.0 provides enterprises a central repository
of approved, certified open source products; allows enterprises to filter approved projects;
enables technical staff to automatically install, configure and integrate this software on remote
servers and desktops (using existing software deployment tools if they choose) and provides an
audit trail of open source software deployment.
Consolidated Enterprise-Grade Support for Open Source Software
In May, 2006, OpenLogic announced consolidated enterprise support for all of its certified open
source products. The open source development community backs OpenLogicÂs Enterprise Support
through OpenLogicÂs ÂExpert CommunityÂ program.
Flexible Stacks, Not Fixed
In addition to OpenLogicÂs extensive open source library that is a starting point for enterprise
developers to customize their own stacks, OpenLogic also enables enterprise developers to plug-in
additional open source, commercial or even proprietary applications and include those in their
stacks. OpenLogic Enterprise ensures that all of the components work together and deploy
OpenLogicÂs indemnification is subject to the terms and coverage of the OpenLogic Subscription
OpenLogic is a leading provider of software, stacks and support that enable enterprises to easily
customize, deploy and manage commercial-grade open source environments. OpenLogicÂs software
automates the integration and deployment of any combination of more than 160 pre-certified open
source packages along with proprietary or commercial solutions. The OpenLogic solution also
mitigates open source legal risks by enabling companies to manage and enforce open source
policies. OpenLogicÂs technical support and update services give enterprises the commercial-grade
reliability they demand. OpenLogic is currently used by 700 customers worldwide. For more on
OpenLogic, go to www.openlogic.com.
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