SpikeSource Announces Ecosystem to Further Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Collaborations Ensure Comprehensive Open Source Solution Set for the



SOURCE BUSINESS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SpikeSource, an open source IT services company, today announced the creation of an ecosystem of technology, consulting, implementation and information firms to help companies leverage the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of open source software in the enterprise. "Making it safe and efficient to adopt and integrate open source infrastructure and applications requires more than one company," said SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese. "It takes a unified effort on behalf of the open source and commercial technology communities, and we're fortunate to be working with some of the most accomplished individuals and organizations in the field." Partner companies working with SpikeSource include: -- BLACK DUCK SOFTWARE offers software compliance management solutions that help companies govern how software assets are created, managed, and licensed. Black Duck's protexIP(TM) system automatically analyzes software projects to identify open source components and assure that licensing obligations are met. Developers can use protexIP with the SpikeSource Core Stack to validate license compliance of their code. The two companies are also working on a dynamic license calculator that will be integrated with the SpikeSource Asset Manager (SAM). -- COGNIZANT is a leading provider of IT services that delivers a range of application outsourcing, business process, and consulting and systems integration services. SpikeSource and Cognizant are launching an Open Source Migration Workshop series to advise large companies on the strategic implementation of open source. The companies will jointly deliver migration analysis and advise companies on open source project selection, tools and technologies. Cognizant is assisting Spike Source with the standardization of the SpikeSource Core Stack and has selected it as the open source standard platform for systems integration work. SpikeSource customers have open access to the Cognizant Open Source Center of Excellence. -- INTEL(R) Corporation has added SpikeSource to the Intel Enterprise Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA). SpikeSource will provide an open source reference architecture so that hardware manufacturers can download and work with SpikeSource "recipes" to accelerate the process of developing new Intel-based open source platforms. -- JBOSS develops the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS). Together with JBoss, SpikeSource will provide JBoss Production Support, giving end users a single point of contact for support of the J2EE-certified JBoss Application Server and Apache Tomcat within the SpikeSource Core Stack. -- MYSQL AB develops the world's most popular open source database. SpikeSource will be reselling MySQL Network subscriptions, giving customers high-quality support for their enterprise database deployments. -- NOVELL has incorporated SpikeSource into its PartnerNet program. SpikeSource will certify a broad array of third-party components and applications on Novell's SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9. -- OPTAROS is a consulting and systems integration firm helping enterprises solve IT business problems by providing services and solutions that maximize the benefits of open source software. Optaros and SpikeSource are working together to help large, global organizations build and support business solutions based on the SpikeSource Core Stack. -- O'REILLY MEDIA is a premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies that produces books, conferences, and web sites. CodeZoo, a new O'Reilly property launching today, is integrated with the SpikeSource Spikebase to give developers a single source of information for use and integration of open source code. SpikeSource is also the exclusive sponsor of CodeZoo, an online community resource to help application and IT developers find high-quality open source components and learn how to use them from community members and O'Reilly publications. -- RED HAT is a leading open source and Linux provider that provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. SpikeSource has joined the Red Hat Ready program and is compliant with RHEL3. SpikeSource uses the Red Hat RPM as the standard mechanism for package installs and management, and has also offered a runtime environment for the Fedora core project. -- SUGARCRM is the provider of open source customer relationship management applications. Sugar Cube, a ready-to-go hardware and software CRM appliance, offers a pre-bundled SpikeSource open source stack. -- ZEND is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. SpikeSource will provide Zend's platform for enterprise-quality PHP support called Zend Core(TM) which will strengthen interoperability and provide enterprise customers with greater breadth of support for PHP. Today the company also announced the general availability of the fully integrated and certified SpikeSource Core Stack, and the SpikeSource Developer Network, a testing and certification resource for open source and commercial software providers. About SpikeSource: SpikeSource is an Open Source IT services company founded in 2003 to help accelerate enterprise open source adoption through testing, certification and support of open source software. For more information visit www.spikesource.com.

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