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."
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
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