"Kaivo became interested in offering Zope courses because of the
increasing demand for the Open Source application server, Gosa
says. 'The rapid growth of the Zope community has definitely
resulted in a sharp increase in demand for training and education,
and we believe this is a trend which will continue,' she adds.
'We've scheduled more Zope classes for this year, and currently are
planning expanded course offerings for 2001.'"
"Kaivo ascribes Zope's rising popularity to increased acceptance
of Open Source software and development as a whole. 'Speaking
generally, we've found that the increasing acceptance of Linux has
spearheaded a more general acceptance of Open Source tools among
business technology professionals,' Gosa says. 'Specifically, over
the last year, Zope has emerged as one of the premier Open Source
platforms for Web application development and content
"Gosa explains Kaivo's interest in Zope. 'At Kaivo, we have a
long history of support for open standards and we're always on the
lookout (not just by inclination, but according to our corporate
mission) for the best non-proprietary technologies to bring to bear
upon the problems facing business customers. Zope is clearly at the
top of the heap right now,' Gosa explained. 'So, couple the
increased demand in Zope with the rising acceptance of Open Source
and our own bias toward non-proprietary tools and you have a pretty
clear picture of why we think the time is right to be helping speed
the adoption of this technology.'"