OpenLogic Ramps Open Source Compliance Efforts

Broomfield, Colorado-based OpenLogic, a developer of software used by companies to audit and manage the use of open source software in their projects, is ramping up its compliance efforts today. According to the firm, it has rolled out a new offering, the Open Source Fulfillment Center, to specifically help companies avoid lawsuits over open source licenses. The firm said the new offering provides advisory and planning services, audit and license analysis, and fulfillment of open source licensing requirements. The new service was launched on the heels of a lawsuit over GPLv2 usage by fourteen consumer electronics manufacturers by the Software Freedom Law Center. In that case, filed Monday, Best Buy, Samsung, and other HDTV manufacturers were sued over their use of the open source BusyBox software, a GNU GPLv2 software product which provides Unix command line utilities for developers.