|| ||Sharon Smith <linuxpr-AT-yahoo.com>|
|| ||News Item: Zenoss Announces Sponsorship of Twisted, an Open Source Python-Powered Programming Engine|
|| ||Fri, 9 May 2008 09:51:54 -0700 (PDT)|
ANNAPOLIS, MD (May 9, 2008)- Zenoss Inc., a leading provider of open source network, systems and
application management software, today announced its Gold Sponsorship of the newly-formed
non-profit Twisted Software Foundation (TSF), which provides a venue for individuals and
organizations to contribute to the development of open source technologies.
"As early as two years ago, many people still questioned the use of open source software in the
enterprise," said Glyph Lefkowitz, founder of Twisted. "Forward-thinking companies like Zenoss
are proving that through collaboration and community involvement open source software is not only
ready for, but can excel in, an enterprise environment. The Twisted project enables companies like
Zenoss to benefit from the collective input of a highly technical and savvy community."
Twistedis an event-driven network-programming framework written in Python, a dynamic
object-oriented programming language. Companies and individuals have the opportunity to join the
TSF sponsor forum, dedicated to discussing top-priority issues and features. By allowing
high-profile Twisted users to cast their "votes" on the direction of the project, TSF aims to bring
additional momentum to an already active and vocal community. In doing so, TSF provides businesses
with a means of engaging in development conversations in a way that is meaningful for them.
Twisted provides the foundation for Zenoss' scalable, agent-less collectors. It allows Zenoss
daemons to talk to hundreds of enterprise systems simultaneously, with low overheads, using
standard protocols like SNMP. In addition, Twisted provides the internal communications between
"At Zenoss our software lives and breathes Twisted, and as a commercial open source company we feel
it's important to give back to the projects we use," said Erik Dahl, Co-Founder and CTO of Zenoss,
Inc. "Last year we began a dialogue with Glyph regarding ways to help the project, and now the
idea has come to fruition with the founding of the TSF. We are proud to have played a role in the
foundation's birth and we look forward to contributing to it as it grows."
For more information on Zenoss, please visit http://www.zenoss.com
About Zenoss, Inc.
Zenoss Inc. delivers open source IT management solutions to organizations across the globe.
Flagship product Zenoss Core is a complete network monitoring and systems management platform that
discovers networked IT resources, monitors them for performance and availability, and tracks
changes through a configuration management database (CMDB). One of the ten most active projects on
SourceForge.Net, Zenoss software was downloaded over 350,000 times in 2007. Recent product
accolades include Network World's Clear Choice Award, Enterprise Open Source Magazine Readers'
Choice Award, and a nomination for Best Technical Design in the SourceForge 2007 Community Choice
Awards. Zenoss' customers include some of the world's largest corporations as well as Federal and
State government agencies. Zenoss, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Annapolis, MD.
Download Zenoss Core free http://www.zenoss.com/download
Twisted is an event-based engine for Internet applications, written in Python. Twisted supports
TCP, SSL and TLS, UDP, Unix sockets, multicast, and serial ports. It also includes a Web
server, an SMTP/POP3 server, a telnet server, an SSH server, an IRC server, a DNS server, and
of course APIs for creating new protocols. It supports integration with GTK+ 2, Qt, Tkinter,
wxPython, Mac OS X (PyObjC) and Win32 event loops.
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