LAS VEGAS, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plone Community today announced the
formation of the Plone Foundation, an organization committed to elevating the
use of the Plone open source content management software, expanding its
integration in software solutions and increasing collaboration and development
with the open source community and industry. Plone's international community
and collaborative development effort is dedicated to delivering leading
content management solutions for customers. This international volunteer
effort is dedicated to the support of Open Source software projects based on
the collaborative model of Plone.
"This is an important step forward for Plone projects," said Alan Runyan,
Plone Foundation President. "The Plone Foundation will protect the efforts of
the community of developers working on our Open Source projects, while
providing a pillar of strength and stability for our customers."
Supporting Collaborative Development
The Foundation will provide development, marketing, and financial support
for Plone and related projects. This support comes as Plone is developing
critical mass as the most popular and powerful open source content management
system. Although the Foundation will provide oversight for all Plone
activities, the technical aspects of each project will continue to be governed
by each project team.
"The Plone Foundation will further drive collaborative, Open Source
development within the broader global Linux community," said Sam Greenblatt,
Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of Computer Associates' Linux
Technology Group. "CA will contribute code and a dedicated team of engineers
to the Plone Foundation and will also utilize releases from the Foundation --
thereby ensuring that both the community and commercial customers benefit from
all of the skill and creativity being exercised in the marketplace."
The Plone Foundation Leadership
The Plone Foundation has established a founding board of directors which
will be responsible for the execution of the foundation's charter. The board
is made up of long-standing supporters and contributors to Plone and other
Open Source products. Members of the board include:
-- Alan Runyan, Enfold Systems (USA) - President
-- Alexander Limi, Plone Solutions (Norway) - Vice President
-- Matt Hamilton, Netsight (United Kingdom) - Treasurer
-- Geoff Davis, Independent (USA) - Secretary
-- Robert Boulanger, Blue Dynamics (Germany)
-- Bernard Buhlmann, 4teamwork (Switzerland)
-- Mark Murphy, Tyrell (USA)
-- Mark Barrenechea, Computer Associates (USA)
-- Sam Greenblatt, Computer Associates (USA)
The members will represent those organizations and individual developers
who have contributed significantly to the development or marketing of Plone.
About The Plone Foundation
The Plone Foundation provides organizational, legal, marketing, and
financial support for the Plone open source software projects. The Foundation
is incorporated as a membership-based, not-for-profit corporation to ensure
that the Plone projects continue to exist beyond the participation of
individual volunteers, to enable contributions of intellectual property and
financial support, and to provide a vehicle for limiting legal exposure while
participating in Open Source projects. For more information on the Plone
Foundation, please visit http://plone.org/foundation.
Plone is the leading Open Source Enterprise Content Management solutions
with a strong focus on usability, standards, internationalization and
accessibility. Plone is technology neutral, and runs on Linux, Windows,
Solaris, Mac OS X and other platforms. Plone was recently awarded the
Analyst's Choice Award in eWeek, and is renowned for its ease of use. For more
information about Plone, please visit http://plone.org.