SpikeSource Announces Partnership with Funambol

Company Plans to Certify, Integrate and Resell Popular Open Source Based

Mobile Applications



06 Aug, 2007, 01:00 ET from SpikeSource

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SpikeSource, a provider of
 packaged and maintained open source solutions today announced that the
 company has agreed to certify, integrate, resell and support Funambol
 open-source based mobile applications through its global network of
 distributors and channel partners. Under terms of the agreement,
 SpikeSource will begin reselling Funambol's product line, and the two
 companies will collaborate on integrating Funambol technology into
 SpikeSource's portfolio of SpikeIgnited solutions.
     "The options for mobile access to applications like email and
 calendaring have until now been limited," said Kim Polese, CEO of
 SpikeSource. "Businesses had to either buy specialized proprietary devices
 with expensive monthly service plans, or download open source software that
 required a lot of technical skill to integrate and support. Through our
 partnership with Funambol, SpikeSource will provide a low cost, turnkey,
 supported mobile offering, enabling businesses of all sizes to benefit from
 functionality comparable to the most advanced proprietary alternatives at a
 fraction of the cost."
     Funambol is a mobile open source software company and is the leading
 provider of open source push email and PIM sync for consumers. SpikeSource
 solutions are built for different operating system platforms including
 Linux and Windows and are maintained via an automated test environment with
 more than 300,000 tests daily. Every SpikeIgnited solution is sold with
 Spike(TM)Net for software update and maintenance, providing peace of mind
 and making it possible for organizations to access solution-specific
 support quickly with little effort. The combination of Funambol and
 SpikeSource will provide customers with low cost, easy to configure
 mobility solutions for a variety of applications and works on mass market
 phones, backed by SpikeSource, Funambol and a global network of
 distributors who are experts in servicing and supporting open source
 solutions.
     "This partnership with SpikeSource enables every company, regardless of
 size, to benefit from the simple implementation of Funambol's mobile open
 source applications," said Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol. "We are
 pleased to be working with a leader in the open source community and look
 forward to offering SpikeSource-certified mobile open source applications
 to the business market."
     About Funambol
     Funambol is the mobile open source company and is the leading provider
 of open source push email and PIM sync for consumers. Funambol is supported
 by a global community representing more than 1,000,000 downloads and 10,000
 contributors in more than 200 countries. The commercial version of
 Funambol's software has been deployed at wireless operators, Fortune 100
 enterprises, hardware OEMs/ODMs and ISVs including customers such as
 Earthlink and Computer Associates. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood
 City, California, with a development center in Italy. See
 http://www.funambol.com.
     About SpikeSource
     SpikeSource is a software company which distributes, integrates,
 manages and supports open source applications to enterprises through
 trusted solution providers. SpikeSource integrates applications with the
 right components and then builds, tests and distributes these open source
 solutions on an automated test framework with more than 300,000 daily
 tests. By testing and certifying open source applications, SpikeSource
 offers a portfolio of SpikeCertified and SpikeIgnited solutions for
 enterprises that may not have deployed open source before. These solutions
 are delivered with a comprehensive update and support service called
 Spike(TM) Net. Through SpikeSource's trusted solution providers, companies
 can be assured that the applications have been deployed and customized for
 their unique business requirements. For a list of SpikeSource solution
 providers, visit http://www.spikesource.com.
     SpikeSource, SpikeIgnite, SpikeNet are trademarks of SpikeSource, Inc
 while Funambol is a trademark of Funambol, Inc. All other names are
 trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE SpikeSource
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SpikeSource, a provider of
 packaged and maintained open source solutions today announced that the
 company has agreed to certify, integrate, resell and support Funambol
 open-source based mobile applications through its global network of
 distributors and channel partners. Under terms of the agreement,
 SpikeSource will begin reselling Funambol's product line, and the two
 companies will collaborate on integrating Funambol technology into
 SpikeSource's portfolio of SpikeIgnited solutions.
     "The options for mobile access to applications like email and
 calendaring have until now been limited," said Kim Polese, CEO of
 SpikeSource. "Businesses had to either buy specialized proprietary devices
 with expensive monthly service plans, or download open source software that
 required a lot of technical skill to integrate and support. Through our
 partnership with Funambol, SpikeSource will provide a low cost, turnkey,
 supported mobile offering, enabling businesses of all sizes to benefit from
 functionality comparable to the most advanced proprietary alternatives at a
 fraction of the cost."
     Funambol is a mobile open source software company and is the leading
 provider of open source push email and PIM sync for consumers. SpikeSource
 solutions are built for different operating system platforms including
 Linux and Windows and are maintained via an automated test environment with
 more than 300,000 tests daily. Every SpikeIgnited solution is sold with
 Spike(TM)Net for software update and maintenance, providing peace of mind
 and making it possible for organizations to access solution-specific
 support quickly with little effort. The combination of Funambol and
 SpikeSource will provide customers with low cost, easy to configure
 mobility solutions for a variety of applications and works on mass market
 phones, backed by SpikeSource, Funambol and a global network of
 distributors who are experts in servicing and supporting open source
 solutions.
     "This partnership with SpikeSource enables every company, regardless of
 size, to benefit from the simple implementation of Funambol's mobile open
 source applications," said Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol. "We are
 pleased to be working with a leader in the open source community and look
 forward to offering SpikeSource-certified mobile open source applications
 to the business market."
     About Funambol
     Funambol is the mobile open source company and is the leading provider
 of open source push email and PIM sync for consumers. Funambol is supported
 by a global community representing more than 1,000,000 downloads and 10,000
 contributors in more than 200 countries. The commercial version of
 Funambol's software has been deployed at wireless operators, Fortune 100
 enterprises, hardware OEMs/ODMs and ISVs including customers such as
 Earthlink and Computer Associates. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood
 City, California, with a development center in Italy. See
 http://www.funambol.com.
     About SpikeSource
     SpikeSource is a software company which distributes, integrates,
 manages and supports open source applications to enterprises through
 trusted solution providers. SpikeSource integrates applications with the
 right components and then builds, tests and distributes these open source
 solutions on an automated test framework with more than 300,000 daily
 tests. By testing and certifying open source applications, SpikeSource
 offers a portfolio of SpikeCertified and SpikeIgnited solutions for
 enterprises that may not have deployed open source before. These solutions
 are delivered with a comprehensive update and support service called
 Spike(TM) Net. Through SpikeSource's trusted solution providers, companies
 can be assured that the applications have been deployed and customized for
 their unique business requirements. For a list of SpikeSource solution
 providers, visit http://www.spikesource.com.
     SpikeSource, SpikeIgnite, SpikeNet are trademarks of SpikeSource, Inc
 while Funambol is a trademark of Funambol, Inc. All other names are
 trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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