August 14, 2002

ActiveState & HP Partner on Perl

Lori Pike writes: "ActiveState Corp., the leader in
open language-based software, services, and resources, and HP (NYSE:HPQ) announce a new agreement for
optimizing the most popular open source programming language, Perl, for
the HP-UX operating system.

ActiveState's quality-assured distribution of Perl, ActivePerl,
is now available for HP-UX 11.0 and HP-UX 11i, which is ranked the #1
UNIX platform in the world according to DH Brown's 2002 UNIX Function
Review. ActivePerl is supported on systems running HP-UX 11.0/11i
PA-RISC and HP-UX 11i for the Intel Itanium Processor Family.

"We're delighted to work with HP to extend ActiveState's Perl
initiatives on additional UNIX platforms. We've had over one million
ActivePerl downloads in the past year, and now an even wider range of
enterprise users will be able to take advantage of the power of Perl on
the HP-UX platform," said Shawn Thomas, Director, Business Development,
ActiveState.

"It's been great working with ActiveState on this project to extend
ActivePerl's platform list to include HP-UX," said Mary Kwan, HP-UX 11i
Product Marketing Manager from HP. "Their contribution to the community
is invaluable to users who want the ease of use, reliability, and
technical services that ActivePerl provides."

Under this agreement, ActiveState is porting ActivePerl to HP-UX and
ensuring the easy installation and management of Perl extensions on
HP-UX through ActiveState's Perl Package Manager (PPM). ActiveState is
also providing technical support to HP Support centers. To obtain a
free download, visit HP software
depot
.

About ActiveState Corp.
ActiveState is the leader in open language-based software, services, and
resources. Our solutions are used by 72% of the Fortune 500 and
encompass cross-platform and Web services development, and server-side
email management. Our key technologies are Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, and
XSLT. ActiveState's solutions empower people through computing,
minimizing obstacles for programmers, and increasing productivity in the
enterprise.

About HP
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and
services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT
infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services
and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving
Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. The company would have had
combined revenue on a pro forma basis with the Compaq transaction of
approximately $81.1 billion in fiscal 2001 and has operations in more
than 160 countries.

Media and Analyst Contact:
Lori Pike, ActiveState
Mary Kwan, HP

Copyright ActiveState Corporation 2002.

ActiveState and ActivePerl are trademarks of ActiveState Corp. All
other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective
owners.

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