The service will not only detail what open source your company depends upon, but what licenses you're using. This can help an acquirer set an appropriate price.
In making its announcement, Open Logic quoted a recent study saying $36 billion in technology acquisitions went down last year, and 85% of those deals were done in the second half of the year. With the markets now opening wider, more deals are expected.
The technical means for the new product is Open Logic's Deep Discovery product, previously pitched mainly for audit and census work.
Open Logic may be best known to those in the open source community for its support of the Open Source Census, which collected data on 433,640 installations, finding Ubuntu to be the dominant Linux distribution and Firefox the dominant application.