Alfresco's Open Source Community Contribution Model Delivers Innovation and New Capabilities Faster

Significant community contributions bring new collaboration features and

increased functionality to Alfresco

Jul 10, 2007, 01:00 ET from Alfresco Software, Inc.

    LONDON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in
 open source enterprise content management, today revealed new collaboration
 features made possible by its open source Community contribution model. The
 model is enabling the organization to deliver rapid product innovation and
 to drive accelerated user adoption.
     Traditionally, software development is a lengthy, closed-door process
 resulting in longer release cycles, reduced product quality, lack of
 customer preparation and consequent slow adoption. By contrast the open
 source software model provides rapid peer review and important feature
 prioritization dictated by users, which accelerates product development and
     The innovative, new features available with Alfresco Community 2.1 are
 the direct result of customer input and major contributions from more than
 15,000 registered community members. With more than 600,000 downloads,
 12,000 installed sites regularly using Alfresco and 300 customers, the
 company is able to offer these new features much faster than the
 traditional enterprise software development model.
     Contributions from the Alfresco Community to Alfresco 2.1 include wiki
 space, blog space and calendars, as well as multi-lingual document and
 translation management to assist in managing the document translation
 process and collections of translated material (for details of the latter
 project, please visit ).
     "The enhanced capabilities of Alfresco Community 2.1 demonstrates the
 power of the community to drive innovation in the ECM market specifically,"
 said John Powell, CEO & co-founder, Alfresco Software Inc. "This means
 customers can immediately take advantage of new capabilities to meet
 requirements they have today."
     "By using the community development model, Alfresco gives us a voice in
 product development and the opportunity to have real influence on which
 features are implemented and when. Our input is always taken seriously and
 addressed much more quickly than with traditional software development
 models," said Terry Bourbinis, CIO at Christian Science Monitor.
     For more information or to download Alfresco Community 2.1, please
 visit Alfresco Enterprise 2.1, which
 will include service and support, is expected later this year.
     About Alfresco Software, Inc.
     Alfresco Software Inc., is the first and leading open source
 alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to
 bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market,
 enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than
 proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that
 includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of
 Business Objects, John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more
 information, visit
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