Open source innovators join ActiveState

ActiveState assembles dream team of tech advisors



Mar 27, 2001, 00:00 ET from ActiveState Tool Corp.

    VANCOUVER, March 27/PRNewswire/ - ActiveState, the leader in open source
 programming tools, announces the appointment of many of the top minds in open
 source to its Technical Advisory Board. Joining the team is: Larry Wall,
 Brendan Eich, Guido van Rossum, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Jon Udell.
     "I enjoy working with ActiveState on Perl development. They really
 believe in the Perl philosophy 'there's more than one way to do it.' They're
 in the business of enabling everyone to get the job done," said Larry Wall,
 creator of Perl.
    """Python has benefited from ActiveState's contributions to the community
 such as ActivePython and Komodo, and their participation in the Python
 Software Foundation. I look forward to working with them,""" said Guido van
 Rossum, the creator of Python.
     "ActiveState has the vision and understanding of the Mozilla project.
 It's great to see an organization with a language/tools focus developing with
 the Mozilla framework," stated Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript and
 Architect for Mozilla.
     "ActiveState's efforts with Perl and Python make them well-suited to
 provide similar products and services for PHP. I'm pleased to assist them in
 their future development," commented Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP.
     "I've been using and writing about scripting languages for years and am
 thrilled to see a critical mass of language inventors at ActiveState. The
 knowledge transfer and synergies that will develop will be a great benefit to
 the community. I'm excited to be a part of this," stated Jon Udell, former
 executive editor of Byte.
     "ActiveState has demonstrated insightfulness and leadership by
 integrating and enhancing many open source technologies to create new products
 and new programming environments, such as Komodo. ActiveState's ability to
 recruit these thought leaders to its advisory board clearly establishes the
 company as one of the most important players in high level programming
 languages," noted Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat.
     "These language innovators have changed the face of technology with tens
 of millions of people using their software. They will have a profound
 collective influence on our emerging technologies and on our goal of making
 open source languages more accessible to both casual programmers and the
 business community," said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO of ActiveState.
 
     More background on the technical advisory board members is available at:
 http://www.ActiveState.com/TechBoard.
 
     About ActiveState
     ActiveState is the leading provider of open source based programming
 products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key
 technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language;
 Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web
 programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language. ActiveState's
 easy to use solutions improve programmer productivity and offer seamless
 integration with other technologies.
 
                          (C) ActiveState Corp 2001.
     ActiveState and Komodo are trademarks of ActiveState Corporation. All
 other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE ActiveState Tool Corp.
    VANCOUVER, March 27/PRNewswire/ - ActiveState, the leader in open source
 programming tools, announces the appointment of many of the top minds in open
 source to its Technical Advisory Board. Joining the team is: Larry Wall,
 Brendan Eich, Guido van Rossum, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Jon Udell.
     "I enjoy working with ActiveState on Perl development. They really
 believe in the Perl philosophy 'there's more than one way to do it.' They're
 in the business of enabling everyone to get the job done," said Larry Wall,
 creator of Perl.
    """Python has benefited from ActiveState's contributions to the community
 such as ActivePython and Komodo, and their participation in the Python
 Software Foundation. I look forward to working with them,""" said Guido van
 Rossum, the creator of Python.
     "ActiveState has the vision and understanding of the Mozilla project.
 It's great to see an organization with a language/tools focus developing with
 the Mozilla framework," stated Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript and
 Architect for Mozilla.
     "ActiveState's efforts with Perl and Python make them well-suited to
 provide similar products and services for PHP. I'm pleased to assist them in
 their future development," commented Rasmus Lerdorf, creator of PHP.
     "I've been using and writing about scripting languages for years and am
 thrilled to see a critical mass of language inventors at ActiveState. The
 knowledge transfer and synergies that will develop will be a great benefit to
 the community. I'm excited to be a part of this," stated Jon Udell, former
 executive editor of Byte.
     "ActiveState has demonstrated insightfulness and leadership by
 integrating and enhancing many open source technologies to create new products
 and new programming environments, such as Komodo. ActiveState's ability to
 recruit these thought leaders to its advisory board clearly establishes the
 company as one of the most important players in high level programming
 languages," noted Michael Tiemann, CTO of Red Hat.
     "These language innovators have changed the face of technology with tens
 of millions of people using their software. They will have a profound
 collective influence on our emerging technologies and on our goal of making
 open source languages more accessible to both casual programmers and the
 business community," said Dick Hardt, Founder & CEO of ActiveState.
 
     More background on the technical advisory board members is available at:
 http://www.ActiveState.com/TechBoard.
 
     About ActiveState
     ActiveState is the leading provider of open source based programming
 products and services for cross-platform development. ActiveState's key
 technologies are Perl, the Internet's most popular programming language;
 Python and Tcl, user-friendly scripting languages; PHP, the dynamic Web
 programming language; and XSLT, the XML transformation language. ActiveState's
 easy to use solutions improve programmer productivity and offer seamless
 integration with other technologies.
 
                          (C) ActiveState Corp 2001.
     ActiveState and Komodo are trademarks of ActiveState Corporation. All
 other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE ActiveState Tool Corp.