SOURCE BUSINESS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ --
SpikeSource, an open source IT services company, today announced the launch of
its ISV Developer Services, a comprehensive set of programs that provide the
services necessary for ISVs to deliver and support their products in open
source environments. Software developers, both open source and commercial,
now have a trusted partner to turn to for interoperability testing and ongoing
support of their products.
"SpikeSource is giving ISVs an efficient way to embrace the opportunity
presented by open source in the enterprise while continuing to meet their
customers' critical interoperability requirements," said SpikeSource CEO Kim
Polese. "We provide a high level of interoperability testing and certification
to our ISV customers, and also give the open source community a way to have
their products validated for deployment in production environments."
The program is fee-based for commercial ISVs and free to qualified open
source projects. ISV and Open Source Project benefits include Stack
Validation, Secure Computing Alerts and Fixes, License and Provenance
Management, Component Evaluation, Technical Support, and access to the
SpikeInfo and SpikeSearch information services.
"Business Objects provides the industry's most trusted and secure business
intelligence platform," said Rene Bonvanie, chief marketing officer at
Business Objects. "Leveraging SpikeSource's open source testing and their
ongoing information and services related to the technologies we're using will
enable us to bring our BI solutions to market more quickly in the future."
SpikeSource is already testing and validating a number of components from
ISVs and open source providers, including Apache Axis, Apache Geronimo,
Business Objects, JBoss, Lucene, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Pramati, Sleepycat
Software and SugarCRM across various operating system platforms.
-- Apache Foundation/Axis -- XML-based open source web services framework.
Apache Axis has been tested and certified on the SpikeSource stack.
-- Apache Foundation/Geronimo -- ASF-licensed J2EE server project. Preview
version of Apache Geronimo has been tested and certified on the
-- Apache Foundation/Lucene -- High-performance text search engine
library. Apache Lucene has been tested and certified on the SpikeSource
-- JBoss -- Open source application server and middleware products. The
J2EE-certified JBoss Application Server and Apache Tomcat have been
tested and certified on the SpikeSource stack.
-- MySQL -- High-performance, affordable database and tools with over six
million installations. MySQL Network's Pro Certified Server has been
tested and certified on the SpikeSource stack.
-- PostgreSQL Project -- Enterprise-class, SQL-compliant object-relational
database management system. PostgreSQL is a broadly adopted alternative
to high-end proprietary database systems and validation is in process.
-- Pramati -- Enterprise Java platform, including application servers,
component development tools and web-based management framework. The
Pramati Server has been tested and certified on the SpikeSource stack.
-- Sleepycat Berkeley DB -- Open source developer database with over
200 million deployments. Berkeley DB has been tested and certified with
the SpikeSource stack.
-- SugarCRM -- Open source customer relationship management applications.
Sugar Professional and Sugar Open Source have been certified on the
"SpikeSource plays an important role for developers and IT organizations
who implement an open source strategy," said John Roberts, co-founder and CEO
of SugarCRM. "They identify and fix interoperability issues that take a burden
off developers and alleviate any implementation headaches for IT."
"Stack testing is invaluable, and it's great that SpikeSource is making it
available to some open source projects," said Josh Berkus, PostgreSQL core
team member. "A database system, like most other software, is a single
component in a general solution. It's very important for us to know quickly
when a new feature has broken compatibility somewhere. Stack testing, along
with the testing support we get from OSDL and our build farm, can accelerate
PostgreSQL development by shortening our beta cycles."
In addition to the commercial services available to ISVs, free testing and
certification services will be available to qualified open source projects.
All testing results will be fully published to the open source community.
Today the company also announced the general availability of the fully
integrated and certified SpikeSource Core Stack and an ecosystem of
technology, consulting, implementation and information partners.
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
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