TIBCO Contributes General Interface to the Open Source Community
TIBCO, Dojo Foundation and SitePen Work Together to Drive Innovation in Application Development
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced
it has completed the Dojo approval process to donate TIBCO General Interface™ source code to the Dojo
Foundation. TIBCO and the Dojo Foundation have established the General
Interface project to give developers access to the award-winning General
Interface™ source code and promote the rapid creation of reliable Ajax
applications, components and portlets with the look and feel of desktop
graphical user interface applications.
"General Interface is a complete Ajax-based Rich Internet Application (RIA)
platform used by a large number of leading Global 2000 companies for their
mission critical web applications and is the perfect complement to the Dojo
Toolkit," said Dylan Schiemann, vice president at the Dojo Foundation and
CEO at SitePen. "Together, this family of developer tools presents
developers with an array of choices, ensuring they have access to the right
tools and support to be successful. Numerous integration opportunities
exist between General Interface, the Dojo Toolkit and other foundation
projects and we are currently working on tighter integration between the
Dojo Toolkit and General Interface for our next formal release."
This partnership with the Dojo Foundation and SitePen expands TIBCO's
reach, bringing best-in-class enterprise tools directly to individual
developers and small development shops while providing the freedom and
financial advantages of "100-point" open source licensing models.
"By offering our General Interface source code to the Dojo development
community, we hope to spark creativity and innovation in application
development," said Tom Laffey, executive vice president of Products and
Technology at TIBCO. "Our partnership with the Dojo Foundation is just the
next step in our overall open source strategy. We are committed to bringing
world-class products to the open source community, offering our expertise
and sharing the insight we gain from that community to enhance the value we
provide to our worldwide enterprise customers. The open source code we are
providing to Dojo developers is line-for-line, the exact enterprise-grade
GI code currently deployed by many Fortune 500 companies around the world."
The enterprise edition of TIBCO General Interface remains a key product in
suite of products and existing and new enterprise customers can expect to
receive the same world-class service and support from TIBCO. Contributions
from the open source community will be vetted and supported by TIBCO in
order to bring the highest possible value to our customers.
General Interface is currently an open source project hosted by TIBCO,
available under the BSD open source license, with an active online
community that provides developers with source code, helper applications,
discussion forums and public defect and enhancement tracking. Until access
to General Interface is made available through the Dojo website, the TIBCO
open source project can be accessed at: http://gi.tibco.com.
About the Dojo Foundation
The Dojo Foundation is a 501(c)(6) non-profit dedicated to creating a level
playing field for the development of new Open Web technologies. The Dojo
Foundation hosts a growing number of projects including the Dojo Toolkit,
Persevere, DWR, and cometD. The Foundation has received code contributions
from over 500 individuals and 50 corporations worldwide. Online at dojofoundation.org.
TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven
"Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a
strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure
software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting
applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining
activities through business process management, and giving people the
information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter
decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000
customers around the world with offices in more than 20 countries and an
ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com.
TIBCO, The Power of Now, TIBCO General Interface, General Interface and
TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software
Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and
company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of
their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.
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Farrell Talbot Consulting for TIBCO