SOURCE: Sonatype

Sonatype: The Maven company

November 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Sourcesense and Sonatype Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Mission-Critical Enterprise Software Build and Release Management

Companies Collaborate to Increase Reach of Efficient, Open Source-Based Infrastructure Tools and Training for Software Development Build/Release and Repository Management

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) -

Sourcesense, the leading European provider of Open Source services and solutions, and Sonatype, the Maven company, today announced a new strategic partnership to promote and market Sonatype's leading software solutions. The distribution agreement also allows Sourcesence to facilitate integration by providing training, support, and customization services across its network of enterprise and SMB customers around the world.

Based on the Apache Maven project, Sonatype's development infrastructure platform allows organizations to easily build and release software, as well as access and manage Open Source software artifacts in their development projects. Apache Maven was recently highlighted by eWeek as one of the "Ten Apache Technologies That Will Change Computing in the Next Ten Years."

Sourcesense focuses on an array of Open Source products and Agile computing methodologies that significantly lower costs and improve levels of developer productivity within their organizations.

"Sonatype and Sourcesense share a common vision for accelerating developer success with best-in-breed Open Source solutions," said Gianugo Rabellino, co-founder and CEO of Sourcesense. "We're pleased to represent Sonatype as their first European partner and a dedicated member of their international network."

"Sourcesense plays a key role in strengthening our presence in Europe," said Jason van Zyl, founder and CTO of Sonatype. "We are quickly expanding our reach into multi-national, open and agility-driven enterprise organizations, and Sourcesense is an important partner in that process."

About Sonatype

Sonatype is the Maven Company. Founded in 2008 by Jason van Zyl, the creator of Apache Maven, Sonatype delivers value-added products and services for organizations that use Maven to improve their software build and release infrastructure. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Sonatype is privately held with investments from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Morgenthaler Ventures. For more information, please visit

About Sourcesense

Sourcesense is a European consultancy that provides various support services around key Open Source technologies and Agile computing methodologies. With a strong background in providing enterprise-class solutions and proven track record participating in the most prominent and influential Open Source communities, Sourcesense boasts hundreds of combined years of experience, providing an immediate, measurable advantage to clients. The only European company with the knowledge and experience to offer a real balance between Open Source and traditional proprietary solutions, Sourcesense takes the concept of Open Source to a new level of pragmatic and quantifiable advantages for the enterprise. For more information please visit

Contact Information

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    For Sourcesense
    Sally Khudairi
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    +1 617 921 8656

    For Sonatype
    Alex Maier
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    +1 650 248 2919 ext./111