FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2005-06-21
OpenPKG Foundation e.V. established to support OpenPKG, the unique
cross-platform multi-instance Unix software packaging solution.
http://www.openpkg.org/ http://www.openpkg.net/ — Munich, DE —
2005-06-21 — After five months of efforts, the Open Source
software project OpenPKG is proud to announce the establishment
of the OpenPKG Foundation e.V., a nonprofit organization providing
the ideational, financial, material and manned support of OpenPKG.
"We have done so much for so long with so little.
We are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
— adapted from Larry Wall
For years OpenPKG has been the undisputed world leading instrument
for deployment and maintenance of Open Source Unix software when
administration crosses platform boundaries. The unique OpenPKG
architecture leverages proven technologies like Red Hat Package
Manager (RPM) and OSSP and GNU components to establish a unified
software administration environment, independent of the underlying
Unix operating system. As of June 2005, OpenPKG consists of over
86000 lines of polished package specifications, resulting in
over 880 freely available individual Unix software packages.
HISTORY OF THE OPENPKG PROJECT
The Open Source software project OpenPKG was founded in 2000 by
Ralf S. Engelschall and first released to the public in January
2002. Today OpenPKG is a mature technology in production use. It is
maintained and improved by its original developers and volunteer
contributors. The project expects to receive valuable contributions
and support from the community behind the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. in
order to maintain leadership and expand to a larger audience. The
equipment to run the project is sponsored by Ralf S. Engelschall and
Thomas Lotterer and hosting is sponsored by SpaceNet since late 2004.
HISTORY OF THE OPENPKG FOUNDATION
The OpenPKG Foundation e.V. is a nonprofit organization with the
dedicated goal of supporting the OpenPKG project. The idea to organize
the social network of OpenPKG was born by Ralf S. Engelschall and
Thomas Lotterer in January 2005. A month later, on 2005-02-09,
the nine founders Herbert Schmid, Manuel Hendel, Peter Kajinski,
Richard Maier, Thomas Lotterer, Ralf S. Engelschall, Torsten Homeyer,
Christoph Schug and Michael Schloh von Bennewitz kicked off the
Foundation. Official registration under German law was completed
on 2005-03-18. Today the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. counts seventeen
members and is open for more to join. Hosting of the Foundation's
equipment is also sponsored by SpaceNet since late 2004.
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