OpenLogic Open-Source Services Vendor Gets Acquired
Leading provider of open-source support and tools is acquired by Rogue Wave Software. What does it mean for enterprise software development and support?Privately held open-source services and support vendor OpenLogic is being acquired by software services development firm Rogue Wave Software. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, though OpenLogic CEO Steven Grandchamp told eWEEK that all existing staff are set to be retained. The acquisition of OpenLogic could serve as a catalyst that will enable its suite of open-source support and development technology to find a broader audience. "The open-source expertise that OpenLogic brings to the market is a key ingredient for the continued success of the combined companies," Grandchamp said. "I am currently involved working directly with the Rogue Wave team in the integration of the two companies; we are focused on ensuring the continuity of the business as well as growth opportunities." Scott Lasica, vice president of Product Management and Marketing at Rogue Wave, explained to eWEEK that his company specializes in development tools and components. While Rogue Wave has had some limited open-source community involvement, the acquisition of OpenLogic is specifically intended to help jump-start its open-source solution set.
OpenLogic currently provides commercial support for more than 600 open-source projects, one of the key projects being the CentOS Linux distribution. CentOS is a clone of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system platform.