Friday, February 09, 2007

Open Logic - Open source Software Management for Enterprises

www.openlogic.com OpenLogic provides software, stacks and services that help enterprises to maximize the value of open-source software. With more than 700 customers in 25 countries, OpenLogic delivers a proven solution to manage open source deployments enabling companies to mitigate open source risks while reducing cost of ownership. OpenLogic solutions:

* ensure project quality - an up-to-date library of over 200 certified open source projects and stacks allows you to select proven and trusted content

* improve staff efficiency - a built-in expert knowledgebase accelerates the learning curve and a management suite automates deployment

* provide enterprise control - license and policy management tools let you determine how and where open source is used in your organization

ohloh - Open source directory

www.ohloh.net Mapping the open source world by collecting objective information on open source projects.

Mulesource - open source ESB SOA

www.mulesource.com The market for application, integration and messaging software is estimated at $8.5 billion with the market for the support and services of these software products valued at $132 billion (Gartner June 2006).

To date, these markets have largely been dominated by monolithic proprietary vendors who offer solutions that require considerable upfront licensing fees and professional services expenditures. We believe that open source creates better software, enabling enterprises to operate more effectively at a lower cost.

Founded in 2006 and backed by top-tier investors, MuleSource develops open source infrastructure and integration software and provides support and services to our users all over the world.

The Mule Open Source Project

The open source Mule project was founded in 2003 by Ross Mason, CTO of MuleSource Inc. Frustrated by integration "donkey work" Mason set out to create a new platform that emphasized ease of development and re-use of components. He started the Mule project to bring a modern approach, one of assembly, rather than repetitive coding, to developers worldwide.

Hundreds of thousands of downloads later Ross joined forces with Dave Rosenberg to found MuleSource Inc. and further the development of the product while supporting users worldwide.

MuleSource software is backed by the expertise, support and services of individuals who specialize in solving complex problems with open source solutions.

Laszlo Systems - Webtop - transforming the Web experience

www.laszlo.com Laszlo Systems was founded to advance today’s online experience by enabling developers and designers to build better, more rich and robust web applications. In 2002, the company released a proprietary server software technology called ‘Laszlo Presentation Server’ (LPS). The first rich Internet application (RIA) platform available at that time, it retains its status as an industry pioneer today.

Going Open Source

Following market trends and customer demand, Laszlo Systems took LPS open source under the business-friendly Common Public License (CPL) in 2004, renaming its flagship product OpenLaszlo. The platform remains committed to combining the usability of desktop software with the administrative advantages of server-based deployment – complete with a quick and easy learning curve for developers. The end result is a quicker, richer, smarter, and more fluid Internet.
Current Company Offerings

As a provider of open source technology Laszlo is dedicated to its community, and offers a number of support, training, and consulting services in order to make learning, developing, and deploying OpenLaszlo applications as simple as possible. In addition to helping others build on OpenLaszlo, Laszlo licenses its own sophisticated OpenLaszlo-based commercial applications, such as Laszlo Mail.
OpenLaszlo Adoption

The success of the company today is evidenced in the OpenLaszlo-based services and applications that are touching millions of consumers through companies such as IBM, Walmart.com, Barclays Global, Sears, AllState, Pandora, among many others. OpenLaszlo also boasts one of the largest and most active open source developer communities with contributors spanning the globe. Lastly, adoption of the platform can be witnessed across a wide range of industries, including consumer, enterprise, education, financial, healthcare and government.

Starting at its early beginnings with the launch of LPS, Laszlo continues be an industry pioneer in the Web 2.0 and Ajax communities, and is well positioned at the forefront of the current market’s evolution.

Laszlo Systems is privately held and headquartered in San Mateo, California.

KnowledgeTree - Open source Document Mgt

www.knowledgetree.com KnowledgeTree is a commercial open source document management system - a powerful tool that allows your organization to secure, share, track and manage the documents and records you depend on.

By leveraging an active and innovative open source community, KnowledgeTree provides an easy to use and production-ready enterprise document management solution for use by corporations, government institutions, medium to small business and many other organizations. KnowledgeTree’s open source architecture allows organizations to easily customise and integrate their document management system with their existing infrastructure, providing a more flexible, cost-effective alternative to proprietary applications.
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JamWarehouse delivers business process management and web-based document management solutions to world-class organizations. Our client list includes Tesco Stores Plc, Britvic Softdrinks Ltd, Foschini Group South Africa and Woolworths South Africa.

Our flagship commercial product, BrandDirector, is an enterprise software solution for automating marketing processes in large retail, FMCG, design and brand companies.

BrandDirector has assisted leading retailers, consumer goods and brand companies in Europe and South Africa to launch products faster, improve their promotions management and take control of their marketing assets including point of sale, packaging, and above the line marketing material.

Jaspersoft - Open source BI

www.jaspersoft.com JasperSoft is the leading supplier of commercial open source business intelligence solutions. Building on its earlier successful commercial and open source reporting solutions, JasperSoft has extended its reach into business intelligence, giving its customers the choice of a commercial or open source business intelligence suite. JasperSoft operational reporting products enable companies to place precise operational information into the hands of decision makers.

The JasperSoft reporting products have become the cornerstone of many mission critical application solutions in major market segments such as financial, retail and manufacturing, providing on-demand and real-time information delivery for critical applications such as auditing and reporting, customer self-service, compliance management and systems performance and tuning management.

JasperSoft is committed to commercial open source. Through its sponsorship of open source projects, JasperSoft is enhancing the open source offerings available to the world. By providing commercial support, it also offers its customers the comfort of technical support, and the project acceleration that comes from expert training and consulting services.

JasperSoft is privately held, and funded by leading venture firms Discovery Ventures (www.discoveryventures.com), Doll Capital Management (www.dcm.com), Morgenthaler Ventures (www.morgenthaler.com), and Partech International (www.partechvc.com).

Groundwork - open source IT management tools

www.groundwork.com Offers a wide range of support for operating systems (Linux, Unix, Windows, others), applications, and networked devices. Unifying leading open source software, such as Nagios®, RRDtool, SNMP TT, Syslog NG and others, GroundWork Monitor Open Source is a basic IT infrastructure monitoring software package available free for download, GroundWork Monitor Small Business is a fully-supported, IT monitoring and management software customized for businesses with less than 50 devices in their infrastructure, and GroundWork Monitor Professional is a fully-supported, enterprise-class IT infrastructure monitoring solution that includes comprehensive "best practices" configuration tools, integrated consoles, performance monitoring and SLA reporting capabilities.

# Flexibility and low cost of open source tools to achieve enterprise-level availability, performance and operational efficiency at a fraction of the cost of proprietary software

# Visibility into the availability and performance of your entire IT infrastructure - systems, network equipment and applications

# Proactive alarms and diagnostic tools that help you identify and fix problems before they affect your customers

Funambol - mobile open source

www.funambol.com Funambol (pronounced "foo-nahm'-ball") comes from the Latin words funis (rope) and ambulare (walking), meaning a tight-rope walker.

Being an open source company means walking on a rope every day. We must always keep a balance between the needs of the open source community and the business. Every step we take, we remember to keep our balance – keeping the community committed, but also keeping our commercial customers more than happy.

Funambol’s vision is to bring the customer benefits of open source software to the $300 billion global mobile market. Just as open standards and open source software helped spark the explosion of the Internet, so Funambol believes open source software can accelerate creativity, innovation, and a wide range of new content, services and choice for wireless customers.

The mobile computing market has been made real by shipments of over 1,000,000,000 wireless devices: phones, PDAs, tablet PCs, and dedicated devices. Over 80% of these devices will ship with Java, or have plug-ins for their C++ environments. This is the basis for the next wave of computing.

Funambol’s open source mobile application server is based on the Open Mobile Alliance Data Synchronization and Device Management standard (OMA DS/DM, popularly known as SyncML), that is supported by more than 75% of new mobile handsets. Funambol provides mobile push email, PIM synchronization and device management software that allows developers in carriers, enterprises and ISVs/ASPs to synchronize, provision and manage mobile devices. Funambol’s mobile application server is flexible and open, allowing the company and community to offer implementations of other leading synchronization and management protocols for the wireless market.

Started in 2001 as Sync4j, Funambol is the leading open source implementation of SyncML. With more than 40,000 software downloads per month, it is supported by one of the largest mobile developer communities in the world. It is also the world’s fastest growing middleware platform.

EnterpriseDB - Open Source database compatible with Oracle

www.enterprisedb.com EnterpriseDB produces the award-winning EnterpriseDB relational database management system (RDBMS). An enterprise-class RDBMS that is based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database, EnterpriseDB runs many Oracle applications unchanged, performs better than native PostgreSQL and is priced to reflect its open source heritage.

EnterpriseDB was founded in March, 2004 to bring the benefits of open source to enterprise databases. The company launched its first product in May, 2005 and has quickly become one of the most talked-about open source companies. Headquartered in New Jersey, EnterpriseDB has engineering and support centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. EnterpriseDB has received venture capital financing from Charles River Ventures, Valhalla Partners, Sony Online Entertainment and Fidelity Ventures.

db4Objects - Open Source Object database

www.db4o.com db4objects sponsors the development, commercially licenses and supports db4o, the open source object database.

Driven by the world's largest community of its kind, with 20,000 registered Java and .NET developers and counting, db4o offers the ultimate persistence solution to store objects of any complexity natively, with only one line of code. Development managers at the most innovative companies such as Boeing, Bosch, Intel, Ricoh and Seagate rely on db4o to increase developer productivity and bring differentiated products to market faster than their competition.

The full version of db4o is available under two licenses: the open source, GPL license, which enables easy download, evaluation, and use in GPL compliant projects; and an affordable commercial runtime license with support and indemnification from db4objects for product development companies that wish to embed db4o into their commercial, non-GPL products.

It is db4objects' mission to give developers a choice when it comes to object persistence and thus make their life a lot easier. To make db4o broadly available for free or at affordable prices, db4objects leverages the benefits of a world connected through the Internet to create a culture that is agile and collaborative, open and global -- unlike few other software companies.