SOURCE: Olliance Group

January 30, 2008 18:50 ET

Olliance Group Participates as Co-Founder of Open Source Governance Community, FOSSBazaar

Olliance Group Adds Unique Open Source Strategy Consulting Experience and Best Practices Know-How to New Open Source Governance Community Initiative

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - January 30, 2008) - Olliance Group today announced its participation as a Founding Member of the new open source governance community, FOSSBazaar, along with other industry leaders including OpenLogic, Novell, Google, Coverity, DLA Piper, SourceForge, The Linux Foundation and Hewlett-Packard. Together, these organizations will offer unique value for open source governance best practices via online resources including documentation and participation in the community.

Andrew Aitken, co-Founder and Managing Partner of Olliance Group, explains: "Olliance Group is proud to be a strategic partner and co-founder in FOSSBazaar. Strategy is a core component of best practices in open source governance, and our experience with clients across the entire ecosystem means Olliance Group can provide substantial insights to FOSSBazaar participants."

The use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is continuing to accelerate and Olliance Group will share its broad experiences to the community as the leading open source consultancy providing open source business strategy, IP management and mergers and acquisitions services. Virtually every software/hardware vendor and corporate end user can be affected by open source software proving that the need to properly govern its use is imperative if companies expect to reap the benefits.

About Olliance Group

Olliance Group is the leading independent open source business and strategy consulting firm. Its mission is to help clients capitalize on the strategic, technological, and financial benefits of open source software. Clients include Fortune 500 enterprises, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), start-up firms, venture capital groups and government entities. Olliance's unique position and experience provide the foundation for its core offerings including strategy development, community building, sales and marketing, IP management and compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.

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About FOSSBazaar

FOSSBazaar is an open community site supported by a number of key players in the industry today. The vision of FOSSBazaar is to serve as a gathering place for developers and managers alike to discuss, explore and cooperatively solve issues related to FOSS governance. Please visit the FOSSBazaar website at

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