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CNET News.com: Start-up to sell open-source Web software

Jan 22, 2001, 21:43 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Zend hopes the PHP software for generating Web pages on the fly will be as good a foundation for its business plan as Linux has been for Red Hat."

"PHP is used so servers can automatically create customized Web pages, enabling Web site features such as online shopping carts. Tuesday, the company will begin selling a packaged version of PHP and programming tools to use it, a caching product to speed up PHP performance and an encryption product that will let programmers develop proprietary uses of PHP, said Jim Jagielski, U.S. chief technology officer of the Ramat Gan, Israel-based company...."

"Zend isn't starting from scratch, though, a major advantage over some open-source companies. Zend can take advantage of the popularity of Apache, the No. 1 software package used to send Web pages out to Internet surfers, according to Netcraft."

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