CA Outlines Strategy to Help Customers Fully Leverage Open Source Technologies

- Announces Open Sourcing of Ingres and KGEM

- Introduces Document Management Solution that Incorporates Plone Engine

- Unveils Collaborations with JBoss and Zope

- Announces First Open Source Management Technology Stack

May 24, 2004, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- caworld -- Re-asserting its
 commitment to open source, Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA)
 today outlined its strategy to deliver high-value solutions to corporate
 customers seeking to take full advantage of open source technologies.  CA
 unveiled the open sourcing of CA's Ingres Enterprise Relational Database and
 Kernel Generalized Event Management (KGEM), introduced BrightStor Document
 Manager that incorporates the open source Plone document management engine,
 and announced collaborations with JBoss, Inc. and Zope Corporation.
     As a growing number of new technologies are getting their start as open
 source software, CA has adopted an Open Innovation Model (as outlined in "The
 Era of Open Innovation" by Henry W. Chesbrough of Harvard Business School).
 This model promotes the active sharing, use and support for all available
 internal and external innovations to create the best possible solutions for
 customers.  Under this model, CA will co-develop, promote and support existing
 and new open source projects and serve as a trusted contributor and powerful
 advocate for the open source community.
     "CA has always taken a collaborative approach to software development,
 welcoming feedback from our customers, partners and other industry leaders,"
 said Mark Barrenechea, senior vice president of product development at CA.
 "By extending this approach to the open source community, we are fostering
 open innovation and accelerating the delivery of management software solutions
 to meet the needs of our customers."
     Major Initiatives
     Corporate IT organizations have embraced open source software and are
 demanding enterprise-class quality, scalability, functionality and support for
 these solutions.  By leveraging the power of the open source community, CA is
 extending its development efforts to meet these customer demands.
      -- Ingres Enterprise Relational Database (Ingres) for Linux will be open
         sourced in 90 days under a CA Trusted Open Source License.  Ingres
         supports the Oracle Cluster File System (OCFS) for Linux Cluster
         Support and IBM's Distributed Lock Manager (OpenDLM) to deliver new
         clustering functionality - giving customers the ability to achieve
         scalability and reliability on a low-cost clustering platform.
      -- BrightStor Document Manager, a new addition to the BrightStor family
         of storage management solutions, combines open source technology from
         Plone with CA's BrightStor Portal to provide customers with an
         easy-to-use, cost effective document management solution.
      -- Ingres will also be the initial database underlying Zope RDBMS
         Persistence Engine.
     "As storage and information requirements continue to increase, Ingres and
 Plone will set the open source standard for structured and unstructured data
 management," said Barrenechea.  "With these initiatives, CIOs will be able to
 leverage trusted open source and ensure enterprise-class support for their
 information management needs."
     Major Open Source Projects
     CA is also working with other commercial members of the open source
 community to help drive development of trusted open source technologies:
      -- CA and JBoss, Inc. plan to create complete solution comprising open
         source software that addresses the need for high-performance
         relational storage in conjunction with J2EE-based Application Servers.
      -- CA and Zope plan to provide customers with scalable, open source
         content management solutions that are compatible with relational
         database technology and meet enterprise demands for performance, data
         persistence and manageability.
      -- CA is developing and submitting to open source the KGEM
         instrumentation.  KGEM, a new kernel facility that enables management
         applications to work with Linux in a standardized way. Interfaces for
         management software can now be built into and shipped with every Linux
      -- CA announced the industry's first open source management technology
         stack, ijpl (ingres, java, python, linux), that delivers the speed of
         Ingres, the power of Java and Python, and the quality of Linux to
         foster growth and innovation of management software.
     Strong Community Support
     CA is committed to supporting open source foundations and corporations to
 further foster open source development and innovation.  CA is a founding
 member of the newly announced Plone Foundation, which will help accelerate the
 growth and maturation of Plone technology.  CA is also an active member of, Open Forum Europe, Open Group, Open Source Development Lab and the
 Embedded Linux Consortium.
     "Open source has already brought immense changes to the IT market with
 Linux, Apache, and Tomcat.  CA's announcements mean that mission-critical
 database and content management are now also likely to be driven by open
 source," said Robin Bloor, chairman and research director of Baroudi Bloor.
 "Open source tends to become more successful when it gets the backing of a
 major software vendor who can help move it into the enterprise."
     For additional information on how CA is driving innovation and embracing
 the open source community please visit
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     About CA
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 management software company, delivers software and services across operations,
 security, storage, life cycle and service management to optimize the
 performance, reliability and efficiency of enterprise IT environments. Founded
 in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and operates in more than 100
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