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
"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.
SOURCE BitMover Inc.