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LinuxPR: Lutris Technologies Partners with NEC To Deliver Enhydra To Pacific Rim

Oct 31, 2000, 19:59 (0 Talkback[s])

"Lutris Technologies Inc., an Open Source enterprise software and services company, today announced an agreement with NECSoft Ltd., a division of NEC Inc, to distribute Lutris Enhydra, the first commercially-supported Open Source Application Server available to the Japanese and Asian markets. The companies will partner to deliver Lutris Enhydra as well as provide full support and training to its users as they create and deploy business applications to the desktop as well as any wireless devices."

"Under the terms of the agreement, NECSoft has become an official distributor of Lutris Enhydra, the commercially supported Java/XML Open Source application server, within Japan. The relationship represents an important step in broadening Enhydra's acceptance and use by Japanese developers and corporations, and creates a solid base from which additional penetration of the Asian market will take place. Additionally, NEC's support of Lutris Enhydra and investment in Lutris is further validation of the role Open Source software will play in developing and deploying next-generation Internet applications, including those accessed by wireless devices."

"In addition to distributing Lutris Enhydra in Japan, NEC will provide frontline customer support to companies building and deploying Enhydra applications, and will offer local training and certification programs. All of NEC's efforts are fully supported by Lutris Technologies' customer services and consulting divisions, including all required back-line support. Lutris Enhydra is currently available in an English language version, and NEC and Lutris are jointly developing a localized product including documentation and training programs. The companies anticipate that the Japanese language version will be available in the second quarter of 2001. The formal reseller agreement between Lutris and NEC follows participation by NEC in Lutris' most recent round of funding announced in August 2000."

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