SourceXchange Goes Live
Hewlett-Packard Among Initial Users of the New ServiceCollab.Net announced today that it has finished its beta-test phase and gone into production with its first service, sourceXchange, a marketplace where open-source developers match their expertise to committed buyers with well-defined, financially backed open-source projects.
HP's first project was a test suite framework for the Apache web server. It was completed within six weeks at a cost of $5000, building on top of an existing open-source testing tool. "A test suite is something the Apache community has needed for quite awhile," said Brian Behlendorf, Collab.Net's co-founder and CTO. "Clearly it was also a need for HP as they start deploying Apache commercially. Funding this project through sourceXchange helped ensure that the test suite was not an overnight hack, but a long-term solution."
"HP sees increasing use of open-source technologies in commercial environments, and as a result, we are adding other open-source projects to sourceXchange," said Mike Balma, marketing director for HP's Open Source Solutions Operation.
Three other HP RFPs were recently presented to the sourceXchange development community, each of which was submitted to support HP's recently announced open-source e-speak software. During the beta phase, Collab.Net made improvements to sourceXchange to streamline the project definition, bidding, execution and communication processes, based on feedback from HP and sourceXchange developer community members. These changes include a completely interactive and graphical tool that guides both sponsors and developers through the sourceXchange process, with online guidelines and templates for generating sponsor RFPs, context sensitive help on every page on the sourceXchange site, improved categorization of developer RFP responses, improved security access levels for the sponsor and developer teams, enhanced communication features to coordinate the sponsor and the developer communities and a broadening of the capabilities to allow international developers to participate in the sourceXchange process.
Collab.Net was founded by Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation, and O'Reilly & Associates in July 1999.
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