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Sponsors of The Open Source Census

Sponsors of The Open Source Census are committed to advancing the use of open source software in the enterprise. Current sponsors are listed below.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please write to


  • Jim Jagielski, Chairman of Apache Software Foundation
  • Tony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon West

Founding Sponsor

OpenLogic is a leading provider of open source solutions that enable enterprises to safely acquire, support, and control open source software. OpenLogic provides enterprises with a certified library of open source software that encompasses hundreds of the most popular open source packages via OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX), a free web site where companies can find, research, and download certified, enterprise-ready open source packages on demand. With the broadest open source coverage in the industry, OpenLogic offers indemnification; updates; and enterprise-grade technical support backed by the OpenLogic Expert Community. OpenLogic also provides solutions for open source governance and to automate the integration and deployment of open source components -- reducing the risk and maximizing the cost savings associated with using open source software.

Analyst Sponsor

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

Platinum Sponsor

Microsoft is a platform company committed to building technologies that empower communities of developers and partners to deliver compelling software solutions to customers. This approach is reflected in the size and health of the technology ecosystem in which Microsoft participates:

  • 750,000 partner businesses around the world that, according to the findings of a global study of 22,000 technology companies, earn an average of $8 in revenue for every $1 earned by Microsoft.
  • 5,000,000 developers around the world who have created a vast array of applications using Microsoft platform technologies such as Microsoft Windows, Windows Live, Microsoft Office, .NET platform, Microsoft Windows Server, and Microsoft Xbox.

The Microsoft open source strategy is focused on helping customers and partners be successful in today's heterogeneous technology world. This includes increasing opportunities for business partners regardless of the underlying development model. In addition, it includes increasing opportunities for developers to learn and create by combining community-oriented open source with traditional commercial approaches to software development.

Silver Sponsors

CollabNet is the most widely used collaborative development environment with more than 1.5 million developers and IT projects managers collaborating on-line through CollabNet. Our solutions transform the way software is being developed by enabling any organization to leverage global development talents to deliver better products and innovate faster. Using CollabNet Enterprise Edition, project members can work as one team throughout the lifecycle of a software project, regardless of their location.

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP is a law firm with more than 260 attorneys in offices in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. With a strong commitment to its legal work and to client service, HRO represents companies of all sizes and industries across the United States and around the world in high profile business transactions and disputes.

Navica clients have saved millions of dollars, brought products to market more quickly, and implemented higher-quality software solutions -- all through the use of open source software. Navica offers services in open source governance, strategy, product selection, and ROI assessment. Navica’s CEO, Bernard Golden, is a recognized authority on open source. He is the author of the best-selling Succeeding with Open Source (Addison-Wesley, 2005).

Olliance is the recognized leader in open source strategy and business consulting. Our unique and central position in the Open Source ecosystem allows us to capture, analyze, and disseminate information from many disparate sources and provide unbiased and timely Open Source strategies to our clients. Since 2001, Olliance's depth and breadth of business management and open source knowledge has helped clients ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to software startups to venture capital firms overcome challenges, and create and sustain value from the Open Source revolution.

Unisys is a $6.0 billion worldwide technology services and solutions company supporting clients in over 100 countries. Unisys consultants apply expertise in Open Source solutions and methodologies, Solution Oriented Architecture (SOA), assessment and modeling tools, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients deploy secure enterprise wide Open Source Solutions integrated with their legacy systems. The Unisys approach helps clients reduce cost and improve the flexibility of business operations.Unisys helps build more secure organizations by helping clients blueprint their business operations across their strategy, business processes, applications and infrastructure so they can see the impact of their decisions ahead of investment.

Non-Profit Sponsors

The Open Solutions Alliance consists of leading companies dedicated to making enterprise-class open software solutions work together. We help customers put open solutions to work by enabling application integration, certifying quality solutions, and promoting cooperation among open solutions developers. The Open Solutions Alliance seeks to expand the market for business open software solutions through cooperative action that increases awareness of member solutions, reduces barriers to customer adoption, facilitates interoperability, and explains the benefits of open solutions.

Open Source Business Foundation e.V. (OSBF), an association headquartered in Nuremberg, is a European network of companies, institutions and individuals whose shared interests lie in open source development and business models. For business founders and established companies from all over Europe, OSBF is a business platform that not only offers them contacts but also supports and promotes their business ideas. In its wide-ranging activities, OSFB always has its focus on the commercial use of open source software. OSBF was established at the end of 2007 as the successor organisation of Linux Business Campus Nürnberg e.V. Today, OSBF already has 120 members from all over Europe.

The Oregon State University Open Source Lab is a global, world-class facility and data center for Open Source Software (OSS) knowledge, hosting, infrastructure, development, and collaboration. The Open Source Lab fosters the development of unique OSS products, as well as directly assists in the development, implementation, and use of targeted OSS solutions for use in education, research, government, and business. By working closely with the OSU community, other universities, governments, and private sector business, the OSU Open Source Lab is quickly becoming a critical worldwide center for services related to open source software.

Friends of The Census

ActiveState creates professional software development tools, programming language distributions and business solutions for dynamic languages. We focus on building Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript and Tcl technologies that just work. By solving complex problems and producing cool and useful applications, we help people live more productive and enjoyable lives. Organizations look to ActiveState to provide the stability and support they need in their business initiatives that take advantage of the power of dynamic languages.

EnterpriseDB is the world's leading provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are lightning-fast, massively scalable, and extremely reliable, making them ideal for high-volume, mission-critical applications. EnterpriseDB has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in March 2004 and is headquartered in Edison, New Jersey. provides a quick guide to the best open source software and helps you find open source alternatives to your favorite commercial products. At, you can browse through software categories and compare pros and cons of both commercial products as well as open source software. By choosing an open source product, the user obtains a number of advantages compared to commercial products. Besides the fact that open source is always available for free, it is a transparent application, in that you are invited exclusively behind the scenes to view all source code and thereby to suggest improvements to the product. Furthermore, every product is covered by a large dedicated network, or community, who is more than willing to answer any questions, you may have.