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LinuxPR: Atipa Acquires Company that Leads OpenNMS.org

Sep 28, 2000, 20:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"Atipa Corporation announced today that it has acquired the company that created OpenNMS.org, the open source project developing next-generation network and system management software being readied for release in early 2001. The OpenNMS management team joins Atipa to lead a subsidiary that will provide comprehensive professional services and support to enterprises that deploy the OpenNMS software. The acquisition places Atipa at the forefront of a new and unique enterprise technology designed to revolutionize network management and capture an explosive new market opportunity."

"Atipa, a leading provider of end-to-end Linux and open source solutions, will also utilize the acquisition to expand its line of open source products and services, its middleprise and enterprise customer base, and its ties to the open source community. The acquisition adds world-class network management services to Atipa's family of open source enterprise solutions while elevating Atipa's profile as a leading open source vendor."

"The company acquired by Atipa, currently named "PlatformWorks", was the corporate entity originally created by the founders of OpenNMS to fund and manage the software project. OpenNMS has licensed the next-generation software, named "Bluebird", under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the existing open source license that ensures continued open source development of the software while preventing it from being patented for proprietary purposes."

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