September 17, 2007

Zenoss Added as Global Sponsor of Software Freedom Day 2007

Author: JT Smith

Open Source Systems Management Leader to Support Worldwide Education and Awareness Event

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- 09/14/07 -- The Zenoss Core Project (www.zenoss.org) has announced their formal support and global sponsorship of Software Freedom Day to be held September 15, 2007. Software Freedom Day (SFD) is an annual worldwide celebration of free/open-source software. SFD is a public education effort, not only to celebrate the virtues of free and open source software, but also to encourage its use, to the benefit of the public. Zenoss Core is a free and open source application, server, and management solution supported by Zenoss Inc.

"We believe very strongly that open source software is important and valuable. We are committed to help educate others and promote values associated with Open Source Software," said Zenoss Inc. VP of Community, Mark Hinkle. "We rely on contributions from the open source community for the effective development of Zenoss Core and want to do our part to help further the adoption of open source software for the benefit of all."

"This is our fourth annual Software Freedom Day, and we are very excited to see companies such as Zenoss Inc. sharing our vision for a world in which all people are empowered by Software Freedom, especially as technology plays an ever-growing role in our lives." Software Freedom Day board member Matt Oquist added, "We hope that SFD celebrations around the world inspire and encourage local, regional, and global businesses to embrace competitive business models and practices that are healthy for Software Freedom, and thereby for all of society."

To help promote open source software and SFD, please visit: www.zenoss.com/sfd/.

About Zenoss Core
Zenoss Core is a commercial open source IT monitoring software platform. Zenoss Core allows IT professionals to manage the status and health of their entire infrastructures through a single web-based console. Zenoss Core is the most popular open source IT management solution on Sourceforge.net, the largest Internet destination for IT professionals seeking open source applications. Among the total of 150,000 projects listed on Sourceforge, Zenoss Core is among the 10 most active. Zenoss Inc. is the sponsor of the Zenoss Core project and provides commercial services and a commercial edition of Zenoss Core through its Zenoss Enterprise subscription. For more information, please visit www.zenoss.org.

About Software Freedom Day

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but over 300 volunteer teams around the world will organize the local SFD events to impact their own communities in 2007. For more information about Software Freedom Day please visit: www.softwarefreedomday.org.

Link: Zenoss.com

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