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Apache Today: Progress Software Announces Open-Source Availability of its Application Development Environment

Dec 11, 2000, 21:11 (0 Talkback[s])

"Progress Software Corp., a supplier of technology for building e-business solutions, today announced plans to release the source code of its Application Development Environment (ADE) under an open source licensing model. Through the Progress Open Source Software Exchange (POSSE), the company and its development community will collaborate to enhance, extend and create more powerful tools for building e-business applications. Developers who are interested in participating in POSSE will be able to register at www.possenet.org starting December 18, 2000."

"Using the Progress 4GL, approximately 2,000 Progress Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have built and deployed over 5,000 applications for more than 100,000 customer sites around the world. POSSE will provide this community with the opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the development environment they use to build business applications. Participants will be able to add functionality, obtain immediate access to subject experts, trouble-shoot and submit patches, and promote their own expertise in a forum of their peers."

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