FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 1999
CONTACT: Sara Winge, O'Reilly & Associates, 707/829-0515 x285,
SEBASTOPOL, CA--sourceXchange, the Open Source development
marketplace, went live today (http://www.sourceXchange.com).
The more than 1500 developers who have already registered with
sourceXchange got their first look at seven RFPs from founding
sponsor Hewlett-Packard (HP). Additional RFPs are slated to be
posted within weeks, as the site ramps up during its Beta launch.
sourceXchange is a project of Collab.net, an O'Reilly affiliate
company that provides services and infrastructure for the
development of Open Source software.
Created by Brian Behlendorf, Collab.net President and CTO and
co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, and O'Reilly &
Associates, sourceXchange provides a dynamic forum where sponsors
who need Open Source programming talent can contract with qualified
developers for specific development projects. Developers can also
submit proposals to the sourceXchange Wish List, soliciting the
talents of their peers in Open Source community for projects that
contribute to the common good. Over 85 suggestions have been
submitted to the Wish List in the past two weeks.
"The response to sourceXchange by Open Source developers has
been terrific, and as we bring on more projects, I expect that
interest to grow even further," said Behlendorf. "Now is the time
to show that this new model can work--that sponsors can accomplish
their objectives through the deployment and further development of
Open Source solutions, and that we've got an infrastructure that
Several of HP's proposals center around the company's new
e-speak initiative. HP is seeking developers for Open Source
projects that provide enhancements to e-speak, OpenMail and other
"The response by HP product divisions to the sourceXchange beta
program --including the Open Software Operation which is
responsible for HP's strategic e-speak technology--demonstrates
that HP views sourceXchange as an option for mission-critical
software development projects," said Wayne Caccamo, manager of HP's
Open Source Solutions Operation.
Companies interested in sponsoring development projects can
email email@example.com for more information. Developers
may register, at no cost, at www.sourceXchange.com.
sourceXchange is a dynamic marketplace for the funding of Open
Source software projects. The site provides services and
infrastructure for the development of Open Source software in a
manner that benefits developers, sponsors, and users of the
resulting software. Created by Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the
Apache Software Foundation, and O'Reilly & Associates,
sourceXchange is a project of Collab.net, an O'Reilly affiliate.
See http://www.sourceXchange.com for
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