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Aug 26, 1999, 18:32 (11 Talkback[s])

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"Tripp Lite, a leading manufacturer of power protection products, broke new ground today by announcing it will soon make the source code of its popular PowerAlert Universal UPS Management Software available to Linux developers. Tripp Lite is the first and only UPS software manufacturer to date that has granted Linux developers a General Public License to modify its original source code for private applications."

"By granting developers of the Linux operating system access to its software's source code, Tripp Lite follows in Linux's developer-friendly tradition. "We've kept with the spirit of Linux's open source evolution," explains David Cole, Director of Software Development for Tripp Lite. "Linux developers are accustomed to modifying software programs to meet their specific needs, then sharing their creations with others. For the first time, they can now customize a UPS management program, thanks to Tripp Lite."

"Sam Ockman, CEO of Penguin Computing, is impressed by Tripp Lite's efforts. "This shows an amazing commitment to the open source movement," he stated. "It shows that Tripp Lite is one of the most enlightened UPS manufacturers, and one of the strongest supporters of Linux among computer hardware vendors overall."

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