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Alfresco’s John Powell and Matt Asay Listed among “Most Influential People in Open Source”

Open source best practice research from MindTouch reveals industry’s views on top movers and shakers in OSS

LONDON, UK. – October 29, 2009 – Alfresco Software, the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM), was today one of only two vendors, alongside Sun Microsystems, able to boast the recognition of two of its employees on the MindTouch “Most Influential People in Open Source” list.

As voted by 50 C- and VP-level open source executives across Europe and North America, John Powell, CEO and Matt Asay, VP Business Development, were highlighted among a group of well-known industry luminaries from Red Hat, Sugar CRM and MySQL.

The top 25 list was generated as part of MindTouch’s 2009 open source best practices research, counting more than 50 votes from senior executives who were allowed to vote only for those outside of their own organization.

“We’re extremely flattered that open source industry insiders have named two of our key executives to MindTouch’s impressive list of open source innovators,” commented Ian Howells, CMO, Alfresco Software. “Both John and Matt play a significant role in educating the wider market about the benefits of open source software, and this recognition further highlights Alfresco’s position as a critical driver of open source adoption across a range of markets.”

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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

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