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NewsForge: ActiveState Reactivates

Apr 09, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"David Ascher, CTO and vice president of engineering for programming tool vendor ActiveState, has seen his company through several incarnations. The latest change is ActiveState's re-emergence as an independent company after more than two years as a subsidiary of security software vendor Sophos. I talked with Ascher about what ActiveState's new status means, where the company has been and where it's going. His answers illustrate the challenges of building a company around free and open source software, and reflect how the market for FOSS has changed over the last six years.

"ActiveState was founded by Dick Hardt in 1997 to build tools for FOSS programming languages..."

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