Open Source Leader, Brian Behlendorf, Launches Alfresco Community Event
Apache Creator to Deliver Keynote Speech on “The Threat of Microsoft SharePoint to Open Source”
LONDON, October 23, 2007 — Alfresco Software, Inc., today announced that open source guru Brian Behlendorf will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Alfresco North American Community Conference in New York, on Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2007. His presentation ''The Threat of Microsoft SharePoint to Open Source” will take place at 10:00 a.m. EST.
Behlendorf is a technologist, computer programmer, and an important figure in the open-source software movement. He was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Group, which later became the Apache Software Foundation.
Behlendorf is currently on the board of directors of CollabNet, a company he co-founded with O'Reilly & Associates (now O'Reilly Media) in 1999 to develop tools for enabling collaborative, distributed software development. CollabNet is also the primary corporate sponsor of Subversion, an open source version control system.
The Alfresco North American Community Conference is a one-day event designed to provide a continuous exchange of information, ideas, and product plans between the Alfresco Community and the Alfresco Product Development team. A separate Alfresco European Community Conference will take place in Paris on November 15th of this year.
Attendees at both conferences will have the opportunity to participate in roadmap reviews, prioritization, and design discussions and learn from implementation and best practice case studies delivered by Alfresco customers.
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.