OpenLogic Lists Top 10 Open Source Projects of 2010

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-02-01 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OpenLogic, a provider of enterprise open source software support, ranks the top 10 open source projects of 2010 based on demand for support.

OpenLogic, a provider of enterprise open-source software support, scanning and governance solutions, has released its list of the Top 10 open-source projects of 2010.

The provider of enterprise open-source software support also announced that the company saw record sales growth in 2010.  The economic recovery is accelerating enterprise investment in high-quality, low-cost open-source software, driving higher demand for OpenLogic products and services, company officials said.

According to OpenLogic's support requests, the Top 10 open-source projects for 2010 were:

??Ç         JBoss Application Server

??Ç         Tomcat

??Ç         Apache HTTP Server

??Ç         Hibernate Core

??Ç         Spring Framework

??Ç         Struts

??Ç         MySQL Community Server

??Ç         Subversion

??Ç         Ant

??Ç         Log4j 

OpenLogic officials said the company is able to observe trends in the popularity of the use of open-source projects in the enterprise. And this information goes beyond simple download statistics to include information about adoption and support.  In 2010, OpenLogic customers most frequently purchased support for the projects above.

Moreover, sales to new customers climbed 133 percent, with the strongest growth in the technology sector due to the uptake of OpenLogic's new source-code scanning solution, the company said. And existing customers expanded their use of OpenLogic products and services, resulting in a 68 percent rise in sales of add-on products.

OpenLogic now has more than 200 customers worldwide, the majority of which are large enterprises. In 2010, OpenLogic also saw strong growth among smaller enterprises, where sales increased 125 percent over 2009 figures. OpenLogic's top industries continue to be financial services and technology, with the biggest gains in 2010 coming from the technology sector due to the launch of OpenLogic's new source-code scanning solutions.

"2010 was OpenLogic's -Year of Scanning,'" said Steve Grandchamp, CEO of OpenLogic. "The successful launch of our Source-Code Scanning and License-Compliance solutions in early 2010 drove a record year for sales growth. Customers are hungry for scanning solutions that get accurate results quickly without having to manually comb through thousands of -false-positive' results. Large enterprises, from software providers to mobile handset manufacturers to large banks to health care companies, are now relying on OpenLogic to scan their software and ensure compliance with open-source licenses."

Moreover, in its "Year of Scanning," OpenLogic launched several new scanning products and services to help companies identify open-source code and comply with licenses. These included:

??Ç         OpenLogic's M&A Open-Source Audit service provides technical due diligence on software in order to identify any included open source and ensure that mergers and acquisitions move forward smoothly.

??Ç         The OSS Deep Discovery scanning tool quickly and easily scans source code and binaries in order to identify open-source code, even when the code has been copied or modified.

??Ç         The OLEX License-Compliance Module simplifies the compliance process by helping enterprises identify and report on open-source code and includes a consolidated list of license obligations based on the code analyzed.

??Ç         The OLEX App Store Edition helps application developers and application store proprietors easily identify and comply with open-source licenses.

Also during 2010, OpenLogic's tools were used to scan millions of files. OpenLogic's fingerprint library currently covers over 339,000 projects and 8 billion lines of code.

In addition, during 2010, OpenLogic added several new partners to expand its support offering, including Smile, the Linux Foundation, credativ, GroundWork and Talend.  OpenLogic also added support for the SPDX (Software Package Data Exchange) specification. OpenLogic provides consolidated support across more than 500 certified open-source packages. For more information, please visit http://www.openlogic.com/solutions/index.php

 

 


 
 
 
 
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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