All Tecnick.com Products Now Freely Available Under Open Source License

Quartu Sant'Elena (CA), ITALY, February 15, 2006 -- Tecnick.com S.r.l., a leading provider of award-winning Web software, today announced that all its products are now freely available under an open source license.

After five years of commercial distribution, Tecnick.com has made all its products open source software by adopting the licensing policy of the Free Software Foundation (http://www.fsf.org). The new business model is simple, the software is essentially free, and customers pay only for enhancements, services, and support.

Tecnick.com currently offers 22 open source software solutions (two main PHP Web applications, four PHP tools/libraries, seven Java Web Applets, and nine Java tools/libraries). More applications and libraries based on C/C++ and other prominent technologies will be introduced before the end of 2006. Tecnick.com software typically focuses on Web accessibility and performance, running on inexpensive industry-standard boxes, further lowering overall costs.

"This is the most exciting step since the founding of the company", says Nicola Asuni, president and founder of Tecnick.com S.r.l.. "We listened closely to feedback and requests from our clients, and it's really paid off. Having great relationships with the end users of our software means we can improve and develop our products and services in tune with actual demand. We feel confident that our Software will be a successful and beneficial addition to the open source community."

Tecnick.com distributes its software to the open source developer community through SourceForge.net and Java.net Web sites. The full listing of Tecnick.com Open Source Software is available at http://opensource.tecnick.com.

About Tecnick.com:

Based in Italy, Tecnick.com is a software company that provides open source award-winning applications, services, and software components for small, medium, and large firms. The software solutions of Tecnick.com are currently used by several thousand developers around the world. Tecnick.com is particularly committed to developing better platform-independent and accessible Web software solutions.

Tecnick.com provides IT consulting, implementation services, including custom development, database integration, graphical layout, and initial content implementation. Tecnick.com is SUN Advantage Associate Partner and Java.net Partner. For additional information, visit http://www.tecnick.com.