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Persistent launches first-of-its-kind open-source maintenance service

Persistent provides a range of offerings under this service, from a complimentary project assessment to two premium subscriptions

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Persistent Systems yesterday launched an open-source maintenance service to facilitate keeping an organisation’s open-source software up to date with all patches, bug fixes and incorporating the latest software releases, a company statement notified.

According to the statement, Persistent provides a range of offerings under this service, from a complimentary project assessment to two premium subscriptions. The complimentary service provides valuable insights on the potential vulnerabilities in projects and areas of improvement, with recommendations to enhance software performance and security. 

To opt in to tailored open-source solutions, the company offers two subscriptions. One provides timely alerts and support for available solutions with customised fixes if solutions are unavailable within the open-source community; the premium subscription is a comprehensive package that provides end-to-end automated deployment of solutions, streamlining the implementation process. Each fix is tested, SLSA-3 compliant and compatible with the project, added the statement.

Further, the statement said that over 90 per cent of an application’s software is constructed using open-source components. While open-source software offers numerous advantages, it also presents particular challenges in an enterprise environment. Organisations face delays in software upgrades and maintenance while waiting for the open-source community to provide fixes, which, in turn, means potentially missing software delivery and security compliance obligations. Persistent’s open-source maintenance service aims to address this challenge with a dedicated team focussed on component upgrades while maintaining security and integrity. It accelerates an enterprise’s ability to optimise operations and improves efficiency with fast, high-quality, compatible and secure fixes in hours instead of days by leveraging cutting-edge technologies like Large Language Models (LLMs) and generative AI, among others.

Nitish Shrivastava, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Business, Persistent, said in the statement, “Organisations across industries are significantly lagging in software upgrades, and many issues discovered in open-source code remain unresolved for an indeterminate amount of time. The engineering mindset of our expert team and our experience building and solving complex software and security issues allows Persistent to provide high-quality, customised fixes to open-source components, so our clients can enhance their operational efficiency and meet governance standards in a much faster timeframe. Our unique offering aims to establish a standardised service for timely open-source maintenance and foster collaboration within the greater open-source community, contributing to its growth.”

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