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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SQLite Consortium Launches With Mozilla And
Symbian As Charter Members
Charlotte, North Carolina - December 12, 2007 - The SQLite
Consortium, a new membership association dedicated to maintaining
SQLite as a fully open and independent product, was formally
announced today. Mozilla and Symbian Ltd. have joined the SQLite
Consortium as charter members.
SQLite is a compact, high efficiency, high reliability, embeddable
SQL database engine. The source code to SQLite is in the public
domain and is available with no associated fees. SQLite is the
most deployed SQL database engine in the world and is currently
used in a wide range of commercial software products and
electronic devices from leading manufacturers. SQLite is found
today in many mobile phones, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and PCs.
The mission of the SQLite Consortium is to continue developing and
enhancing SQLite as a product that anyone may use without paying
royalties or licensing fees. Members of the SQLite Consortium
provide funding to enable this mission and in return receive
enterprise-level technical support. Technical control and
direction of SQLite remains entirely with the SQLite developers.
Mozilla, developer of the popular open-source Firefox web browser,
and Symbian, the market-leading open operating system for advanced
data-enabled smartphones, both deploy the SQLite database engine
in their products. As charter members of the Consortium, Mozilla
and Symbian are ensuring the development and support of SQLite as
a freely accessible and public domain software asset.
"SQLite has become a popular embedded database because it is
lightweight, fast, and open source," said Michael Schroepfer, Vice
President of Engineering, Mozilla. "As a charter member of the
SQLite Consortium, Mozilla is excited to help ensure SQLite
remains a vibrant and open technology, in line with our mission to
promote choice and innovation on the Internet."
"The SQLite Consortium will help set the standards for database
management which are essential in smartphone functionality and
will also help create a pool of developers, highly-skilled in
SQLite for future mobile phone development," said Bruce Carney,
Director, Developer Programmes & Services, Symbian. "Our
involvement with the SQL Consortium not only demonstrates
Symbian's commitment to open standards in the industry, but as
mobile phones become increasingly powerful and smartphones become
increasingly popular, we are focused on ensuring that desktop
developers, who move to the mobile space, have the easiest and
most productive experience possible."
SQLite is a winner of the 2005 Google/O'Reilly Open Source Award.
Additional information regarding the SQLite Consortium is
available at the SQLite website, http://www.sqlite.org/.
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SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained,
embeddable, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL
database engine. The code for SQLite is in the public domain and
is free for any use, commercial or private. SQLite is currently
found in countless software titles and electronic devices.
SQLite was originally developed and released 2000 by Dr. D.
Richard Hipp. The code continues to be maintained and enhanced by
an international team of developers under Hipp's direction.
Dr. D. Richard Hipp
6200 Maple Cove Lane
Charlotte, NC 28269
Mozilla is a global community dedicated to building free, open
source products and technologies that improve the online
experience for people everywhere. Mozilla works in the open with a
highly disciplined, transparent and cooperative development
process, under the umbrella of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation.
As a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation organizes
the development and marketing of Mozilla products. This unique
structure has enabled Mozilla to financially support and cultivate
competitive, viable community innovation. For more information,
About Symbian Limited
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses
Symbian OS, the market-leading open operating system for advanced,
data-enabled mobile phones known as smartphones.
Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world's leading handset
manufacturers and has built close co-operative business
relationships with leading companies across the mobile industry.
During Q3 2007, 20.4 million Symbian smartphones were sold
worldwide to over 250 major network operators, bringing the total
number of Symbian smartphones shipped up to 30 September 2007 to
Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, with
offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Asia (India, P.R.
China, and Korea) and Japan. For more information, please visit
Symbian Global Press Office
+44 207 154 1707
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