Software centralizes and manages open source software code.

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Powered by wiki engine, Open Source Management System resolves security, compliance, legal, and architectural concerns around usage of open source by centralizing distributions, providing platform for sharing information and enforcing policies, and delivering continuous updates on potential risk areas. By providing common solution for all stakeholders across enterprise, OSMS helps companies develop, implement, and succeed with pragmatic strategy for open source adoption.

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SourceLabs Enables Enterprises to Centralize and Manage Open Source Software

Open Source Management System Helps Control Legal, Security, and Operational Risks Associated with Open Source

SEATTLE, April 25 /-- SourceLabs, the provider of dependable open source systems and support to large enterprises, today unveiled Open Source Management System (OSMS), the first platform to centralize and manage open source software code, helping organizations realize the full benefits of open source while mitigating the risks. With OSMS, large enterprises can improve compliance, promote the prudent usage of open source, and realize the tremendous operational efficiencies of open source technologies.

"Open source has been widely adopted throughout large organizations organically, typically bypassing traditional controls. This exposes businesses to unknown and often unnecessary security, operational, and legal risks," said Byron Sebastian, CEO of SourceLabs. "We designed the Open Source Management System to make it easy for large companies to manage open source software usage in a way that fits in with their policies and best practices, while at the same time encouraging and promoting the sanctioned usage of open source."

SourceLabs works with customers who are using hundreds, or even thousands, of open source projects for applications running from internal datacenter tools. Gartner forecasts that Linux-based mission-critical IT data center deployments through 2009 will result in more than $2.2 billion of the $11 billion revenue from servers shipped.(1)

OSMS addresses this market with a solution that resolves security, compliance, legal, and architectural concerns around the usage of open source by centralizing distributions, providing a platform for sharing information and enforcing policies, and delivering continuous updates on potential risk areas. The system was developed in collaboration with large early-adopter institutions who are leaders in their vertical markets and addresses the concerns around open source software held by legal staff, architects, security officers, development managers, operations managers, and software engineers. By introducing a common solution for all stakeholders across the enterprise, OSMS helps companies develop, implement, and succeed with a coherent, pragmatic strategy for open source adoption.

"Open source development and production environments are a fast moving target, and with increasing strategic commitment to open source, enterprises will need lightweight management and reporting tools enabling collaboration between different stakeholders," said James Governor, Principal Analyst at RedMonk, "SourceLabs is targeting that opportunity with its Open Source Management System."

SourceLabs is helping Global 2000 companies to realize a complete open source strategy. The OSMS platform is further complimented by SourceLabs policy development, project assessments, Continuous Support System notifications for security and license issues as well as support and maintenance services for specific vertical markets. The OSMS platform is based on the powerful technology that runs SourceLabs' popular community that hosts over 1.2 million visits every month.

Complete System For Supporting The Open Source Enterprise

OSMS extends code management and policy enforcement capabilities to the large enterprise, making it easy to manage open source software as a safe and dependable alternative to expensive proprietary software. OSMS has the following features:

-- Powered by a wiki engine that lets users create aggregated dashboards of relevant information for each application and its FOSS (free open source software) dependencies. Based on, a SourceLabs project, the wiki technology can be used for collaboration, self-help, documentation, to facilitate the development and foster internal communities.
-- Enables teams to subscribe their application to FOSS updates and determine the impact and value of subscribing to software updates (e.g. a new security issue and patch), ensuring development teams are using "approved" software builds or releases.
-- Provides library management tools to enable the organization to manage its FOSS assets and updates. Workflow will integrate use cases such as requesting new FOSS artifact, verifying FOSS artifact integrity, and tracking FOSS artifact usage. This helps enforce and track exception processes and requests.
-- Integrates to SourceLabs' notifications for most all popular FOSS. Feeds are generated by the Open Source Intelligence Framework originated by SourceLabs. This mechanism helps software teams and the software librarian to stay apprised on critical issues, new releases, to make informed decisions.
-- Provides development team tools to integrate applications to approved FOSS using existing build/deploy processes and, where appropriate, compilation tools.
-- Proactive Diagnostics tools create customized feeds for tracking non-compliance with corporate FOSS policies and standards. Additionally, these tools provide tracking against run-time exceptions in production applications and exception logs are imported into the FOSS knowledge base to allow users to query for solutions, including patch updates and recommended workarounds. A source code repository is included for centralized distribution of open source software throughout the enterprise.

To learn more about the SourceLabs Open Source Management System please contact or call 206.973.3518. SourceLabs also provides comprehensive training, support and policy services to augment OSMS.

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1. Gartner, "Is Linux Mission-Critical? Wrong Question," 27 February 2007, George J. Weiss.

About SourceLabs:
SourceLabs, based in Seattle, Washington, provides the complete set of software integration, testing, support and maintenance solutions required to deliver dependable open source systems for large enterprises. The company's Dependable Open Source Systems vision proposes a new model for the software industry, one that frees software buyers from proprietary lock-in while delivering highly reliable software and support. For more information, please go to

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