Alfresco’s Matt Asay Named a Top Leader in Open Source Business

LinuxWorld Magazine Honors Asay for His Contributions to Open Source And His Ability To Lead The Industry Forward In 2008

LONDON—February 4, 2008 — Alfresco Software today announced that Matt Asay, vice president of Business Development for Alfresco, has been selected as one of the top leaders in open source business by LinuxWorld Magazine.

LinuxWorld Magazine selected its 13 open source leaders based on the impact they have made in the open source industry, and projected who will matter most in 2008. As the economic effects of open source continue to ripple through and its presence expands into an increasing number of technology industries, LinuxWorld Magazine believes its chosen leaders will drive the industry forward in 2008.

Asay was chosen for his sought-after industry analysis and insight through his widely read “The Open Road” blog, where he covers the business and politics of open source. Asay sits on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), is an advisor on a number of boards for open source companies and is the founder and organizer of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The magazine also credited Matt as being instrumental in Alfresco’s move to the GNU GPL license, which has increased adoption of Alfresco’s software.

“I am very honored—and slightly embarrassed—to have been chosen as a leader in open source,” said Asay. “Of course there are numerous people I would like to add to this list, but I guess no list can be exhaustive and I am very proud to be named among such great names. Now we have a revolution to finish, time to get back to work!”

The LinuxWorld leaders list includes Marten Mickos of MySQL; Andy Astor, EnterpriseDB; John Roberts, SugarCRM; Larry Augustin, private investor; Jonathan Schwartz, Sun Microsystems; James Governor, Stephen O’Grady and Michael Coté of RedMonk; Raven Zachary, The 451 Group; William Hurley, BMC; Anthony Gold, Unisys; and Michael Tiemman, OSI.

To read Matt Asay’s blog, please visit: http://blogs.cnet.com/8300-13505_1-16.html?tag=cnetfd.blogs.