BitMover Announces Open Source Awards Program

Nov 17, 2005, 00:00 ET from BitMover Inc.

    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 ( ).
 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 .
     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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