SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BitMover Inc., the technology leader in distributed collaborative development tools, announced the first beneficiary of their Open Source Awards Program. The first award has gone to Joe English for his work on the Tcl/TK graphical toolkit, specifically the Tile project (http://tktable.sf.net/ ). Joe is the primary force behind the effort to modernize TK. "We're big fans of the Tcl/TK toolkit and we're excited by the significant improvements made by Joe and his team," said Oscar Bonilla, a senior BitMover engineer in charge of graphical interfaces. "This work ensures that the Tcl/TK Toolkit will remain competitive far into the future." The award was presented at the recent Tcl/TK conference in Portland, Oregon. English received an Apple(R) iPod(R) and Apple(R) laptop in recognition of his contribution to an Open Source project. "It's gratifying to see commercial companies like BitMover supporting Open Source work in the way that they do," said Joe English, "BitMover's generous contribution will facilitate the advancement of full cross-platform support for Tcl/TK GUIs." BitMover works closely with many Open Source developers and will continue to look for creative ways to support their work. This award program is designed to reward developers whose high level of productivity has moved a project significantly forward and/or projects that have made a significant contribution. "We use a variety of Open Source tools and have supported many developers who are active in that community," said BitMover's VP of Sales, Bob Burres. "BitMover is doing very well and this is one way for us to give back. If we can help by providing hardware it's a win for everyone and many Open Source developers are now supporting the Apple platform." About BitMover Inc. Founded in 1998, BitMover Inc. is a privately held Silicon Valley based company. BitMover's flagship product, BitKeeper, shortens the software development lifecycle by providing the industry's only peer-to-peer collaborative development tool. Many of the world's largest independent software and hardware vendors have used BitKeeper to more effectively manage their development projects. Companies from startups to the Fortune 50 use BitKeeper to increase their productivity. BitKeeper enables best practices in software development through powerful workflow capabilities; gives managers enhanced control over their projects, and enables greater productivity in engineers through best-in-class merge technology. For more information, please see http://www.bitkeeper.com . NOTE: BitMover and BitKeeper are trademarks of BitMover, Inc. Apple and iPod are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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