Zope Corporation Launches EuroZope Foundation

Paul Everitt, Co-Founder Accepts Directorship

Jul 24, 2002, 01:00 ET from Zope Corporation

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Zope Corporation, the leader
 in open source content management and developers of Zope(R), the leading open
 source web application server, is the founding sponsor of the new EuroZope
 Foundation headed by Paul Everitt.
     Zope Corporation lends its support for this new non-profit foundation
 which will promote Zope software and business opportunities in the European
 communities.  Paul Everitt, co-founder of Zope Corporation and current Chief
 Strategy Officer, is leaving the Company to become the full-time Managing
 Director of this exciting new enterprise.
     "Zope usage has been growing rapidly worldwide, particularly in Europe
 where there are many Zope-based businesses," says Hadar Pedhazur, Chairman of
 Zope Corporation. "One of the primary missions of the new EuroZope Foundation
 is to help businesses network and leverage their expertise in various
 verticals. There will be many benefits for companies who join the Foundation
 to deliver high-quality products and services to European customers."
     Paul Everitt has long identified Europe as a major growth opportunity for
 Zope. During his numerous trips to Europe in the past year, he formulated the
 idea for the EuroZope Foundation. Zope Corporation believes that launching the
 Foundation and leaving governance to its members, is the best way to achieve
 success. Paul will relocate to Europe to direct the Foundation.
     "Zope has the potential to grow tenfold in the next year, and Europe
 provides unique ingredients to achieve this growth," says Paul Everitt.
 "European firms are just beginning to realize the potential market impact of
 their Content Management Systems and are looking to go full steam ahead.
 Governments are reacting favorably to open source software and Zope in
 particular has a good proportion of its developers in Europe. Geographic
 proximity makes it cost-effective to coordinate inter-company efforts. The
 foundation can actively pursue opportunities, promoting Zope and fostering
 cooperation between EuroZope companies."
     About Zope
     Zope is the leading open source application server, specializing in
 content management, portals, and custom applications. Since Zope Corporation
 introduced Zope as an open source product in 1998, it has become the platform
 of choice for web content publishers, managers and application developers.
 Zope comes with complete source code, and no software licensing fees. There
 are over 20,000 developers around the world contributing to Zope, providing
 on-going support and enhancements. More information, including the Zope source
 code, is available at http://www.zope.com.
     About Zope Corporation
     Zope Corporation is the leading provider of enterprise content management
 solutions based on the open source Zope application server and its new Content
 Management Framework (CMF). Zope Corporation rapidly creates and deploys
 high-performance content management solutions that are scalable, reliable, and
 easily maintained. Source code is delivered with their systems, so clients
 have complete control over their software. Customers include Fortune 1000
 companies, newspapers and other media, telecommunications firms, government
 agencies, the military, educational institutions and Internet businesses. Zope
 Corporation is backed by Opticality Ventures http://www.opticality.com. The
 company is headquartered in Virginia. For more on Zope Corporation and Zope
 visit http://www.zope.com.
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