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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 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 Until then, they can sign up to receive information at

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.

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