SourceLabs is taking a new approach to open source by creating services and solutions that allow companies to depend on any open source projects, irrespective of the brand, author or configuration. SourceLabs states that they will be creating common configurations of popular open source products along with providing sophisticated support options to customers.
To differentiate themselves, they have formulated six promises to their customers and the open source community.
- We promise to not lock you in, ever
- We promise to keep our company open
- We promise to keep our egos separate from technology
- We promise to provide only software that we've tested and certified
- We promise to be accountable
- We promise to make your software work
Here is their launch press release: http://www.sourcelabs.com/SLPR0104.pdf
Here is their new Web site: http://www.SourceLabs.com
Editors Note: This could be a company that is set up to directly compete with JBoss, Inc. and Red Hat. While these companies have invested significant energies into developing brands and a small set of brand-supported products that they endorse, their view point and scope of the world of open source is limited. Will their model and open approach to the market take off? What does the community think?