KnowledgeTree adopts GPL v3 and Open Source s/w

By : |October 25, 2007 0

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: KnowledgeTree, provider of Open Source document management software has announced the availability of KnowledgeTree Open Source Edition 3.5 licensed under the new GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3.

"The new GNU GPL version 3 is modern, well-structured and a significant achievement for the Free Software Foundation (FSF). We believe that it will provide a strong mechanism for the KnowledgeTree open source community to co-create and share document management functionality, " said Daniel Chalef, COO, KnowledgeTree.

The GPL, published by the Free Software Foundation, is an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved license and one of the most widely utilized free and open source software (FOSS) licenses.

"The OSI is pleased to see KnowledgeTree adopting an OSI-approved license, the GNU General Public License version 3, for their upcoming product release. KnowledgeTree joins a growing number of companies who recognize the benefits of the open source model and who recognize that adopting an OSI-approved license strengthens both the open source community and their position as members of our community," said Michael Tiemann, president of the Open Source Initiative.

KnowledgeTree Open Source Edition 3.5, available immediately from the KnowledgeTree website, introduces powerful new Web Services-accessible document search functionality based on the Apache Lucene project, full PHP 5 compatibility and support for Microsoft Windows Vista.

KnowledgeTree’s selection out of 140,000 open source applications is significant industry recognition of its position as the leading open source provider of document management solutions to SMB and departmental users.

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