EnterpriseDB Becomes Founding Member of
Open Source for America
EnterpriseDB to Take Leading Role in Promoting Adoption of Open Source Technology Within the U.S. Federal Government
WESTFORD, Mass., July 22, 2009 - EnterpriseDB, the leading enterprise-class open source database company, today announced that it has become a founding member of Open Source for America, a coalition of more than 50 companies, academic institutions, communities, related groups and individuals dedicated to promoting the adoption of open source technology in the U.S. federal government sector.
"The economic and technological benefits of open source technologies like the PostgreSQL database are well documented and the strong communities behind them assure their continued openness and evolution," said Ed Boyajian, president and CEO of EnterpriseDB. "In a time when the federal government is facing innumerable financial and operational challenges, open source technology adoption is a powerful way to reduce the costs that stem from steep upfront licensing fees and ongoing maintenance contracts with traditional vendors. EnterpriseDB became a founding member of Open Source for America to help the federal government understand and embrace these technologies for its next-generation IT infrastructure."
EnterpriseDB helps organizations harness the power and economic advantages of the PostgreSQL open source database safely and securely, with minimal disruption to existing operations -- a critical factor for government agencies. Its high-performance database technologies and comprehensive support services make EnterpriseDB the ideal open source database partner for government organizations. Several state, local and federal agencies are already realizing the benefits of seamless Oracle compatibility, unmatched scalability, and the significant cost-savings associated with EnterpriseDB's flagship product, the EnterpriseDB Advanced Server.
Open Source for America strives to encourage broader support of open source technologies and the open source development community by the U.S. federal government. As a member of Open Source for America, EnterpriseDB will support the organization's mission and its founding principles, which include the belief that the U.S. federal government must become more transparent, participatory, secure and efficient by leveraging the advantages of open source software. Chief among those advantages are that the open source community drives collaborative innovation for government, and advocates that the decision to use software should be driven solely by the requirements of the user.
"We've received great response from companies, organizations and individuals interested in joining together to advocate for greater use of open source software in the U.S. federal government," said David Thomas, principal at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti and spokesman for the Open Source for America campaign. "We are very pleased to welcome EnterpriseDB in joining our cause and look forward to their active involvement in articulating the true value open source delivers to the U.S. government."
About Open Source for America
Open Source for America is a coalition of industry leaders, associations, non-government groups and academic/research institutions organized to serve as a centralized advocate, to encourage broader U.S. Federal Government support of and participation in Free and Open Source projects and technologies. Membership in Open Source for America is open to any individual or entity signing the campaign's mission pledge. For more information about Open Source for America, please visit http://opensourceforamerica.org.
EnterpriseDB is the leading provider of enterprise-class products and services based on PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability, and compatibility with proprietary database products. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700 or visit www.enterprisedb.com.
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