Hyperic isn't the only open source company hoping to capitalize on Ubuntu's push for a bigger piece of the OS market, it seems. Thursday, GroundWork Open Source released GroundWork Monitor Open Source for Ubuntu and other Debian-based operating systems.
According to Computerworld, the company developed the IT infrastructure monitoring software for Ubuntu in response to demand from the open source community and the expanding number of Ubuntu users.
GroundWork community director Peter Mui noted:
Ubuntu is an extremely popular Linux distribution, and it is natural for us to make GroundWork Monitor Open Source available on that platform.
The open source version is available now as a free download. The professional version, which comes with support and services, will be available early in 2008 via paid subscription, the story says.