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."