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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 2006-03-28

    OpenPKG GmbH established to provide commercial services to
    business customers of OpenPKG, the Open-Source cross-platform
    multiple-instance Unix software packaging solution.

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  — Munich, DE — 2006-03-28 — After resource consolidations and
  organizational restructuring during 2005, the Open Source software
  project OpenPKG is proud to finally announce the establishment of
  the OpenPKG GmbH, a sibling organization with the dedicated goal of
  providing commercial services to OpenPKG business customers.
  
  The corporation was founded by Ralf S. Engelschall and Thomas
  Lotterer in December 2005 to finally meet the long-standing demands
  in the OpenPKG community. The corporation is able to provide project
  management, consulting, development, deployment, training, support,
  maintenance and operation services to OpenPKG and Unix business
  customers.

  The OpenPKG Project (.org) is now complemented by the OpenPKG GmbH (.com)
  and the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. (.net). This is visually reflected with
  the three new independent websites launched today, too.

  ABOUT OPENPKG

  For 5 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 March 2006, OpenPKG consists of over
  91000 lines of polished package specifications, resulting in over 950
  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. Its end user and developer community is organized in the
  OpenPKG Foundation e.V. while its business customers are looked after
  by the OpenPKG GmbH.

  HISTORY OF THE OPENPKG CORPORATION

  The OpenPKG GmbH is a sibling organization with the dedicated goal
  of providing commercial services to OpenPKG business customers. The
  corporation was founded by Ralf S. Engelschall and Thomas Lotterer
  in December 2005 to finally meet the long-standing demands for
  professional services in the OpenPKG business community. Official
  registration under German law was completed on 2005-12-22 and the
  business activities officially started on 2006-01-16.

  HISTORY OF THE OPENPKG FOUNDATION

  The OpenPKG Foundation e.V. is a non-profit sibling association with
  the dedicated goal of supporting the OpenPKG project with computing
  and manpower resources. It also organizes the social network of
  OpenPKG.

  The idea for the OpenPKG Foundation was born by Ralf S. Engelschall
  and Thomas Lotterer in January 2005. On 2005-02-09 the association was
  kicked off and official registration under German law was completed on
  2005-03-18. Today the OpenPKG Foundation e.V. counts eighteen members
  and is open for more people from the OpenPKG community to join.

  MORE INFORMATION

  openpkg.org:            openpkg.com:            openpkg.net:

  Ralf S. Engelschall     OpenPKG GmbH            OpenPKG Foundation e.V.
  Silnerstraße 28         Weblinger Weg 28        Weblinger Weg 28
  85221 Dachau            85221 Dachau            85221 Dachau
  Germany                 Germany                 Germany

  http://www.openpkg.org  http://www.openpkg.com  http://www.openpkg.net
  rse@openpkg.org         openpkg@openpkg.com     foundation@openpkg.net
  +49-8131-56084 (CET)    +49-8131-90626-0 (CET)  +49-8131-56084 (CET)

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