Source: Phase2 Technology

Open Source Acquisition: Phase2 Technology Purchases Open Atrium From Development Seed

ALEXANDRIA, VA and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) -  Today Phase2 Technology announces the acquisition of Open Atrium and Managing News -- two open source products based upon Drupal developed by Washington, DC-based Development Seed

Development Seed is a leader in open source research and development initiatives in the international development arena, and originally developed Open Atrium as a team portal intranet solution. Phase2 is a leader in the development of Drupal-based distributions for government and publishing clients, which includes OpenPublic and OpenPublish. The purchase of Open Atrium complements the suite of products Phase2 has developed internally and services it provides to enterprise level clients in government, publishing and non-profit communities. 

"Our partnership is a great example of the culture of innovation the open source ecosystem creates because we can work together using our strengths -- Development Seed's efforts in R&D in open source software and our focus on engineering solutions to serve our clients and the open source community," stated Jeff Walpole, CEO, Phase2 Technology.

Open Atrium is an intranet solution designed specifically to make great teams communicate better. A completely customizable intranet in a box, Open Atrium comes standard with a blog, a wiki, a calendar, a to do list, a shoutbox, and a dashboard to manage it all. 

Development Seed President Eric Gundersen commented on the sale, "This deal will take our Drupal work to a wider market and opens up key investment resources for Development Seed's core team to make new plays."

Phase2 also purchased Managing News, a news and data aggregation engine with pluggable visualization and workflow tools.

Background on Open Atrium & Phase2 Technology:
White House Release Second Set of Open Source Code 
U.S. House of Representatives using Drupal

About Phase2 Technology
Since 2001, Phase2 has been designing, developing, and extending enterprise Drupal platforms and websites for government clients, media companies, and non-profit organizations.

Phase2's team of creative designers, business analysts, software developers, and project managers also are passionate contributors to the open-source and semantic web communities.

About Development Seed
Development Seed is a leading open source product team, investing in research and development initiatives and related strategic consulting engagements with their partners and clients.

Development Seed works with a range of government agencies and private sector companies throughout project lifecycles, from creative and strategic planning through product development.

Contact Information:

Betsy Ensley
703-548-6050 ext 136