PR: Progress Software Announces Open-Source Availability of its Application Development Environment Page 2

Possenet.org is being managed and hosted by CollabNet, a provider of collaborative software development platforms and services based on open source tools and principles. "By offering their 4GL source code to their development partners in an open source environment, Progress Software is at the vanguard of the leading commercial software vendors," said Bill Portelli, president and CEO, CollabNet. "Progress Software is a good example of how global enterprises can benefit from harnessing open source and Internet technologies to collaborate with their own people and those of strategic customers and partners."

POSSE adopts Mozilla Public License
Progress Software will make the source code of its ADE available under an open source license based on the Mozilla Public License 1.1, which is recognized by the open source community as practical and compliant with the Open Source Definition (reference www.opensource.org/osd.html). Progress Software Corporation wants to actively encourage contributions to this source code while meeting the expectations of its ISVs, third parties and the open source software community. Progress Software chose the MozPL 1.1 as the base for its open source licensing model because it best meets the needs of all of its constituencies.

The Progress ADE is used to create business applications that employ Progress Software deployment products, including the Progress AppServer, WebSpeed Transaction Server, and the Progress RDBMS, cited by Gartner/Dataquest as the leading Embedded Database worldwide for the past three years.

How to Join POSSE
Starting December 18, 2000, participants will be able to register by visiting www.possenet.org. Until then, they can sign up to receive information at http://register.possenet.org.

About Progress Software
Progress Software Corp. is a global supplier of software products and services for developing, deploying and managing e-business applications. Progress Software Corporation offers messaging servers, application servers, databases and application development and management products.

Progress Software Corporation's partners include more than 2,000 application service providers (ASPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) who supply annually over billion in Progress-based applications and related services. Progress Software Corporation's products are used by over 10,000 organizations across 100 countries worldwide, including 60% of Fortune 100 companies.

This article was originally published on Dec 11, 2000
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