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NewsForge: Brunswick's Business Integration Engine Thrives as Open Source Project

Sep 18, 2003, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel P. Dern)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"You know that the Open Source approach is gaining acceptance when even companies not primarily in the software industry are beginning to get into the act. WDI, a division of Brunswick New Technologies, has released its Business Integration Engine (BIE) as an Open Source project.

"Founded in 1845 to make billiard tables, WDI's parent Brunswick Corp. is a $3.7 billion, 21,000 employee company, currently making a wide variety of products. Besides making and selling boats, marine-related items, fitness products, bowling equipment, and operating more than 100 bowling centers, Brunswick today makes pool, table hockey, and foosball tables. And through the Brunswick New Technologies group, Brunswick is also getting into techier stuff like marine navigational systems, marine dealer management systems, and GPS devices..."

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