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.
Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit http://www.alfresco.com.