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InfoWorld: JYACC looks to jumpstart Linux app development with open sourced POSSL

Nov 01, 2000, 16:56 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Hoping to accelerate the development of Linux applications for corporate users, JYACC Tuesday announced it was making available the source code for its Panther Open Source Software for Linux (POSSL) to the open source community."

"Officials of the New York-based company believe the move will speed enhancements to the core technology, making it easier to build transaction-oriented, component-based applications for the Web. Those enhancements in turn will help developers and corporate users to build more compelling applications for both servers and desktops systems, the latter long dominated by Microsoft's Windows, company officials believe."

"What is holding back Linux on the desktop is the rich supply of applications for Windows. What this [POSSL] provides is a development environment specifically geared to that," said Bernie Mills, Collabnet's vice president of marketing. ... "The success of Linux has only just begun with applications centered mostly around Web servers, e-mail, and print servers," said Rich Westle, JYACC's CEO. "But with this [POSSL], Linux as a development and deployment platform is positioned to grow more rapidly through an enterprise," he said."

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