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The Puffin Group sponsors the Open Source Writers Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, CANADA July 22nd, 1999

The Puffin Group today announced that it will be fully
sponsoring the Open Source Writers Group, a growing organization of
volunteer writers, editors, proofreaders, and translators who
donate their time toward non-commercial open-source projects. The
Puffin Group will provide the Open Source Writers Group with a
combination of technical resources and financial compensation in
order to ensure its continued existence and growth.

“We’re very excited about having the opportunity to support the
Open Source Writers Group as it is integral to the continued growth
and success of the open-source movement,” says Christopher Beard,
President and CEO of the Puffin Group. “The decision to support
this project was an easy one, as this is the sort of project that
The Puffin Group very much believes in.”

“The Puffin Group sponsorship of the Open Source Writers Group
is very exciting, as it demonstrates the growing professional and
community support of open-source projects that expand beyond the
scope of coding and development,” says Deb Richardson, founder and
co-ordinator of the Open Source Writers Group. Ms. Richardson will
be joining The Puffin Group with responsibility for the company’s
technical communications.

About The Puffin Group

The Puffin Group is a privately held software development and
consulting company specializing in Linux and open-source
technology. The Puffin Group has a strategic partnership with
Hewlett-Packard Company to provide a native port of Linux to their
PA-RISC architecture and holds two seats on Corel Corporation’s
Linux Advisory Council. The Puffin Group is headquartered in
Ottawa, Canada and has recently expanded its operation with the
opening of a development office within the heart of Ottawa’s
historic Byward Market.

About The Open Source Writers Group

The Open Source Writers Group is a growing organization of
volunteer writers, editors, proofreaders, and translators who are
available to work on documentation for any non-commercial
open-source project. Established in May 1999, the primary purpose
of the OSWG is to help open-source developers find the
documentation specialists they need. The long-term goal of the OSWG
is to increase the general quality, quantity, and availability of
free open-source documentation.

For more information about the Open Source Writers Group,
see
http://www.thepuffingroup.com/oswg/

Contact Information:

Christopher Beard
The Puffin Group Inc.
41 William Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, Canada
K1N 6Z9
(613) 688-0709
[email protected]

Deb Richardson
Open Source Writers Group
41 William Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, Canada
K1N 6Z9
(613) 562-2759
[email protected]