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The Puffin Group sponsors the Open Source Writers Group

Jul 23, 1999, 00:49 (0 Talkback[s])

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, CANADA July 22nd, 1999

The Puffin Group today announced that it will be fully sponsoring the Open Source Writers Group, a growing organization of volunteer writers, editors, proofreaders, and translators who donate their time toward non-commercial open-source projects. The Puffin Group will provide the Open Source Writers Group with a combination of technical resources and financial compensation in order to ensure its continued existence and growth.

"We're very excited about having the opportunity to support the Open Source Writers Group as it is integral to the continued growth and success of the open-source movement," says Christopher Beard, President and CEO of the Puffin Group. "The decision to support this project was an easy one, as this is the sort of project that The Puffin Group very much believes in."

"The Puffin Group sponsorship of the Open Source Writers Group is very exciting, as it demonstrates the growing professional and community support of open-source projects that expand beyond the scope of coding and development," says Deb Richardson, founder and co-ordinator of the Open Source Writers Group. Ms. Richardson will be joining The Puffin Group with responsibility for the company's technical communications.

About The Puffin Group

The Puffin Group is a privately held software development and consulting company specializing in Linux and open-source technology. The Puffin Group has a strategic partnership with Hewlett-Packard Company to provide a native port of Linux to their PA-RISC architecture and holds two seats on Corel Corporation's Linux Advisory Council. The Puffin Group is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has recently expanded its operation with the opening of a development office within the heart of Ottawa's historic Byward Market.

About The Open Source Writers Group

The Open Source Writers Group is a growing organization of volunteer writers, editors, proofreaders, and translators who are available to work on documentation for any non-commercial open-source project. Established in May 1999, the primary purpose of the OSWG is to help open-source developers find the documentation specialists they need. The long-term goal of the OSWG is to increase the general quality, quantity, and availability of free open-source documentation.

For more information about the Open Source Writers Group, see
http://www.thepuffingroup.com/oswg/

Contact Information:

Christopher Beard
The Puffin Group Inc.
41 William Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, Canada
K1N 6Z9
(613) 688-0709
chris@thepuffingroup.com

Deb Richardson
Open Source Writers Group
41 William Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, Canada
K1N 6Z9
(613) 562-2759
deb@thepuffingroup.com