Roy T. Fielding, Ph.D, Joins Day as Chief Scientist

Founding Member of the Apache HTTP Server Project and Expert in World Wide Web

Protocols and Software Architecture Continues His Ground-Breaking Work

At Day Software



Feb 19, 2002, 00:00 ET from Day

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., and BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-
 FirstCall/ -- Day (SWX: DAYN), a leading provider of Business Unification
 Solutions announced today that Roy T. Fielding, Ph.D., has joined Day as Chief
 Scientist.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010815/DAYNLOGO )
     Dr. Fielding will work with CTO David Nuescheler in Day's newly formed
 Research Group to further define and expand the capabilities of Day's Next
 Generation Software Solutions for managing all digital content throughout the
 global enterprise.  "The opportunity to work with Roy to explore
 ground-breaking global architectures that will make significant contributions
 to the way the World Wide Web is used in the future is exciting," said David
 Nuescheler.  "Roy's work in open source projects and his contribution to the
 standards that now power the Internet will be of great value as we develop new
 standards to move the ability of business to use the web as a true delivery
 channel forward."
     Dr. Fielding is widely known for his work in developing and defining the
 WWW infrastructure through his work with the Internet Engineering Task Force
 (IETF) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  He is the primary architect of
 the current Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1), co-author of the Internet
 standards for HTTP and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI), and a founder of
 several open source software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server
 Project, producing software that runs over 60% of all public Internet web
 sites.
     Dr. Fielding's dissertation, Architectural Styles and the Design of
 Network-based Software Architectures, focused on the rationale behind the
 design of the modern Web architecture and how it differs from other
 architectural styles.  The dissertation work was performed with the guidance
 of Dr. Richard N. Taylor, director of the Institute for Software Research at
 University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Fielding received the 1999 ACM Software
 System Award -- the computing society's most prestigious award for a software
 product -- for his work on the Apache HTTP server project.  He has also been
 honored by MIT Technology Review as a member of the TR100 (the top 100 young
 innovators for 1999) and by the O'Reilly Open Source 2000 with the Appaloosa
 Award for Vision.  Recently, he was elected as a member of the W3C Technical
 Architecture Group, a nine member board that is responsible for overseeing
 architectural issues in Web standards.
     Day's Communique product won the 2001 Frost & Sullivan award for
 Technological Innovation based on the power of its unique software
 architecture, The ContentBus.  This award recognizes the ability of the
 company to successfully develop and introduce new technology, formulate a
 well-designed product family, and make significant product performance
 contributions to the industry.  "Day's content-based approach to unifying the
 business parallels the way the Internet was intended to work," Roy Fielding,
 Chief Scientist at Day.  "Abstracting the important elements, the content,
 into a layer that serves the entire organization takes advantage of the
 fundamental elements of Internet-based standards.  I am anticipating that the
 work we do at Day will expand and enhance the way the Internet is used by
 businesses."
     On January 15, Day launched Communique Unify, a 100% Pure Java product
 designed to provide customers the highest level of reusability from IT
 investments by providing a robust infrastructure to efficiently manage and
 unify all digital content, information and processes throughout the
 enterprise.  At the same time, Day also launched the fully Java version of its
 enterprise content management software Communique 3.0.
     Communique Unify uses a software bus architecture called the
 ContentBus(TM).  The ContentBus(TM) is a virtual repository for all enterprise
 content that turns raw data from any container or software system into
 manageable and re-useable content.  It allows real-time read/write access to
 any data source, including file systems, databases, middleware, EAI tools,
 enterprise or custom applications and legacy business systems.  The
 ContentBus(TM) unifies heterogeneous raw data from the various sources in a
 powerful data abstraction layer, homogenizes it with powerful content
 services, and allows for a single point of access to any data source.  In
 addition, The ContentBus represents the most innovative foundation for future
 delivery of content oriented Web Services through support for SOAP and UDDI
 protocols.
     Communique Unify combines the best of Enterprise Content Management,
 Portals, Commerce, Active Middleware and Business Process Automation in a 100%
 Java suite that runs in any J2EE application server and delivers more
 functionality at a fraction of the cost of combining single point solutions.
 
     About Day ( www.day.com )
     Day is a provider of business unification and enterprise content
 management software.  Day's technology Communique offers a comprehensive,
 rapidly deployable framework to unify and manage all digital business data,
 systems, applications and processes through the web.  Communique's
 content-centric architecture, and its innovative ContentBus, turns the entire
 business into a virtual repository, bringing together content from any system,
 regardless of location, language or platform.
     Day is an international company, founded in 1993, and listed on the Swiss
 Stock Exchange New Market (SWX: DAYN) since April 2000.  The company is
 co-headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and Newport Beach, USA.  Day's
 customers are some of the largest global corporations and include Degussa,
 Escada, Panalpina, Sony, and Zimmer Holdings.
     Day and Communique are registered trademarks and ContentBus is a trademark
 of Day Management AG.
 
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    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., and BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-
 FirstCall/ -- Day (SWX: DAYN), a leading provider of Business Unification
 Solutions announced today that Roy T. Fielding, Ph.D., has joined Day as Chief
 Scientist.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010815/DAYNLOGO )
     Dr. Fielding will work with CTO David Nuescheler in Day's newly formed
 Research Group to further define and expand the capabilities of Day's Next
 Generation Software Solutions for managing all digital content throughout the
 global enterprise.  "The opportunity to work with Roy to explore
 ground-breaking global architectures that will make significant contributions
 to the way the World Wide Web is used in the future is exciting," said David
 Nuescheler.  "Roy's work in open source projects and his contribution to the
 standards that now power the Internet will be of great value as we develop new
 standards to move the ability of business to use the web as a true delivery
 channel forward."
     Dr. Fielding is widely known for his work in developing and defining the
 WWW infrastructure through his work with the Internet Engineering Task Force
 (IETF) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  He is the primary architect of
 the current Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1), co-author of the Internet
 standards for HTTP and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI), and a founder of
 several open source software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server
 Project, producing software that runs over 60% of all public Internet web
 sites.
     Dr. Fielding's dissertation, Architectural Styles and the Design of
 Network-based Software Architectures, focused on the rationale behind the
 design of the modern Web architecture and how it differs from other
 architectural styles.  The dissertation work was performed with the guidance
 of Dr. Richard N. Taylor, director of the Institute for Software Research at
 University of California, Irvine.  Dr. Fielding received the 1999 ACM Software
 System Award -- the computing society's most prestigious award for a software
 product -- for his work on the Apache HTTP server project.  He has also been
 honored by MIT Technology Review as a member of the TR100 (the top 100 young
 innovators for 1999) and by the O'Reilly Open Source 2000 with the Appaloosa
 Award for Vision.  Recently, he was elected as a member of the W3C Technical
 Architecture Group, a nine member board that is responsible for overseeing
 architectural issues in Web standards.
     Day's Communique product won the 2001 Frost & Sullivan award for
 Technological Innovation based on the power of its unique software
 architecture, The ContentBus.  This award recognizes the ability of the
 company to successfully develop and introduce new technology, formulate a
 well-designed product family, and make significant product performance
 contributions to the industry.  "Day's content-based approach to unifying the
 business parallels the way the Internet was intended to work," Roy Fielding,
 Chief Scientist at Day.  "Abstracting the important elements, the content,
 into a layer that serves the entire organization takes advantage of the
 fundamental elements of Internet-based standards.  I am anticipating that the
 work we do at Day will expand and enhance the way the Internet is used by
 businesses."
     On January 15, Day launched Communique Unify, a 100% Pure Java product
 designed to provide customers the highest level of reusability from IT
 investments by providing a robust infrastructure to efficiently manage and
 unify all digital content, information and processes throughout the
 enterprise.  At the same time, Day also launched the fully Java version of its
 enterprise content management software Communique 3.0.
     Communique Unify uses a software bus architecture called the
 ContentBus(TM).  The ContentBus(TM) is a virtual repository for all enterprise
 content that turns raw data from any container or software system into
 manageable and re-useable content.  It allows real-time read/write access to
 any data source, including file systems, databases, middleware, EAI tools,
 enterprise or custom applications and legacy business systems.  The
 ContentBus(TM) unifies heterogeneous raw data from the various sources in a
 powerful data abstraction layer, homogenizes it with powerful content
 services, and allows for a single point of access to any data source.  In
 addition, The ContentBus represents the most innovative foundation for future
 delivery of content oriented Web Services through support for SOAP and UDDI
 protocols.
     Communique Unify combines the best of Enterprise Content Management,
 Portals, Commerce, Active Middleware and Business Process Automation in a 100%
 Java suite that runs in any J2EE application server and delivers more
 functionality at a fraction of the cost of combining single point solutions.
 
     About Day ( www.day.com )
     Day is a provider of business unification and enterprise content
 management software.  Day's technology Communique offers a comprehensive,
 rapidly deployable framework to unify and manage all digital business data,
 systems, applications and processes through the web.  Communique's
 content-centric architecture, and its innovative ContentBus, turns the entire
 business into a virtual repository, bringing together content from any system,
 regardless of location, language or platform.
     Day is an international company, founded in 1993, and listed on the Swiss
 Stock Exchange New Market (SWX: DAYN) since April 2000.  The company is
 co-headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and Newport Beach, USA.  Day's
 customers are some of the largest global corporations and include Degussa,
 Escada, Panalpina, Sony, and Zimmer Holdings.
     Day and Communique are registered trademarks and ContentBus is a trademark
 of Day Management AG.
 
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