Collab.Net & HP Form E-Speak Site Partnership

Collab.Net has entered into an agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company to build, host and maintain the Open Source software development infrastructure and Web site for e-speak technology. E-speak is an HP-developed software which simplifies the simplifies the creation, composition, deployment, management, and maintenance of e-services over the Internet.

As a part of this effort, Collab.Net is providing a hosting platform consisting of several packages of Open Source software, including: Code Version System (CVS) repositories, bug tracking, archived and searchable mailing lists, and source code browsing tools. In addition, Collab.Net will provide an initial, proposed set of bylaws for the e-speak community.

As the founding member of the e-speak Open Source community, HP funded the site and hosting capabilities, and provided a wealth of e-speak and e-services content. HP is actively recruiting participation by industry partners and Open Source developers to assume joint ownership of the e-speak services platform and development environment. Collab.Net will continue to collaborate with HP and the community to develop and refine the by-laws, and help build the community that will, over time, develop and maintain the e-speak services platform.

The e-speak services platform hosted on the e-speak site consists of a universal services interface (a set of APIs) and a run-time deployment engine (e-speak engine). The core e-speak software was released under a combination of the GNU General Public License (GPL) and the GNU LGPL (Lesser General Public License) on December 8, 1999.

Visit the E-speak Web site at www.e-speak.net.