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Alteon Networks Introduces Open Developers Program for World's Most Popular Gigabit Ethernet Adapters

Feb 08, 1999, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])

"In an unprecedented move to speed the development of advanced high-speed server adapters, Alteon Networks today introduced an Open Developers' Program that makes available, free of charge, both driver and firmware source code for its popular ACEnic Gigabit Ethernet adapters."

"We believe in the Linux model of openness and view this program as important to the networking industry as the release of Linux was to the system world," said Ted Schroeder, co-founder and lead engineer of the Open Developers' Program at Alteon Networks."

"It's amazing to watch the amount and speed at which new features can be developed by opening up the source code to a highly creative developer community," concluded Schroeder.

"Both the Open Driver and Open Firmware Kits are available immediately..."

Complete press release.