Mac OS X Server Supporting Quote Sheet


Open Source Developers

The Apache Group
“Apple’s bundling of Apache is terrific to see,” said Brian Behlendorf, co-founder of the Apache Group, the development team behind the Apache web server, as well as CTO of New Ventures at O’Reilly and Associates. “But this is more than just about bundling. Engineers from Apple have been working with other Apache developers on Mac OS X support, as well as adding functionality that has helped all Apache users. This is precisely how the ‘Open Source’ model works, and it’s wonderful to see Apple fully embracing this. They have been an exemplary participant in the process.”

The Open Source Initiative
“Apple has a proud tradition of innovating in ways that shake up the computer industry. They’ve done it again with this announcement,” said Eric Raymond, president, The Open Source Initiative. “The Open Source Initiative hopes that Apple’s decision to ‘open source’ its core OS code will point the way for other computer and systems manufacturers to ‘open source’ their operating systems.”

The Perl Institute
“Apple clearly understands the value of Open Source development for both vendors and users. I’m extremely pleased to share in announcing this marvelous Open Source news,” said Chip Salzenberg, executive director, The Perl Institute.”

“Apple continues to be the leader in making computers accessible,” said Larry Wall, author of the Perl programming language. “Not only have they put a door into their computer, they’ve also put a door into their operating system. Yes, Apple gets it.”


Software Developers

Canto Software
“We at Canto are very excited about the new Mac OS X Server platform and we are proud to be one of the first vendors to fully support it for our Cumulus Network product,” said Markus Bohunovsky, Cumulus product manager, Canto Software. “Many of our customers have been waiting for the release of the new platform, one example being McCann Ericson in New York. We believe that Cumulus Network 4 in combination with Mac OS X Server is the most affordable and powerful Media Asset Management solution available and, in conjunction with the Apache Web Server and the Cumulus Internet Media Server, the ideal solution for Internet publishing.”

Press Contact:
Heidi Bobzin
Canto Software
(415) 487-5662
hbobzin@canto.com
www.canto.com
 

Sassafras Software, Inc.
“Apple Computer’s release of Mac OS X Server provides an exciting new platform upon which enterprise network managers can host KeyServer for global or local networks,” said John Tomeny, director of marketing, Sassafras Software, Inc. “In real-world tests of KeyServer on similar systems, Mac OS X Server performs more than twice as fast as Windows NT 4.0, and as fast as NetWare 5.0.”

Press Contact:
John Tomeny
Sassafras Software, Inc.
(603) 643-3351
JohnT@Sassafras.com
www.sassafras.com
 

Omni Development, Inc.
“Omni is incredibly pleased with the release of Mac OS X Server. We have been using the underlying technology for years, and are ecstatic that the rest of the world will discover what we did — that Mac OS X Server is a friendly operating system based on an incredibly fast and solid UNIX core, and that the extra APIs Apple has added to the industry-standard UNIX layers are the most powerful programming libraries on the planet,” said Wil Shipley, president of Omni Development, Inc. “We’ve have literally bet our company on Mac OS X and its related technologies — we believe so strongly in them that we have written several free or mostly-free programs for Mac OS X, including OmniWeb, the only native web browser for Mac OS X, and OmniGroup Backup, the only native backup software, plus our free port of id Software’s Quake II.”

Press Contact:
Wil Shipley
(206) 523-4152 x201
info@omnigroup.com
www.omnigroup.com
 

Lundeen & Associates
“Mac OS X server is an excellent platform,” said Tim Lundeen, president, Lundeen & Associates. “Teaming Mac OS X Server with Web Crossing’s software provides high performance and scalability to discussion groups, forums and newsgroups.”

Press Contact:
Michael Krieg
Lundeen & Associates
(510) 521-5855
mkrieg@webcrossing.com
www.webcrossing.com
 

Stalker Software, Inc.
“Stalker Software is pleased to continue their long history of development with Apple, beginning with the CommuniGate Messaging Server and the Stalker Internet Mail Server for Mac OS 8.5,” said Vladimir Butenko, president, Stalker Software, Inc. “Mac OS X Server is a significant product because it offers all the power of a Unix system yet is much easier to install and configure. We expect it to be a great fit with our customer base of ISP’s and corporations.”

Press Contact:
Ali Liptrot
Stalker Software, Inc.
(415) 383-7164
ali@stalker.com
www.stalker.com
 

Xinet, Inc.
“Mac OS X Server gives Xinet the opportunity to bring our powerful server software to a broader audience,” said Bob Kridle, president of Xinet, Inc. “Now, Apple-centric shops can achieve performance previously only available to larger operations. Our benchmark tests show excellent price/performance with the FullPress/Mac OS X Server combination.”

Press Contact:
Susan Ryan
Xinet, Inc.
(510) 845-0555
susan@xinet.com
www.xinet.com
 

TipTop Software, Inc.
“Mac OS X Server is a powerful, high-performance, scalable server solution, and the sophistication of its development environment is unparalleled,” said Pedja Bogdanovich, president of TipTop Software, Inc. “TipTop’s Objective-Everything leverages this powerful development environment to further provide a truly language-independent rapid application prototyping, development, and scripting environment. It facilitates building robust applications in record time. We are excited to make Objective-Everything available to all Mac OS X Server developers.”

Press Contact:
Nik Sesardic
TipTop Software, Inc.
(301) 656-3837
niksa@tiptop.com
www.tiptop.com
 

Stone Design Corp.
“Mac OS X Server is the culmination of years of hard work, and it’s the finest operating system available today,” said Andrew Stone, CEO of Stone Design Corp. “We’re proud to be shipping a suite of web tools built explicitly for Mac OS X Server, which demonstrate the power and ease of use of this robust server.”

Press Contact:
Katie Graunke
Stone Design Corp.
(505) 345 4800
katie@stone.com
www.stone.com
 

AVATAR Works Limited
“For a client-server and networking product like ours with a strong emphasis on the user-experience, there’s simply no faster development toolkit on the market than Mac OS X Server,” said Mark Miller, chief technology officer, AVATAR Works Limited.

Press Contact:
Gerry Hurley
AVATAR Works Limited
011-353-1-676-6099
gerry.hurley@avatarworks.com
www.avatarworks.com
 

Running Start, Inc.
“Mac OS X Server and WebObjects 4 offer a very robust and stable environment for developing and deploying our content management and e-commerce technologies,” said Ralph Zazula, president and CEO of Running Start, Inc. “We are thrilled that the WebObjects 4 license bundled with every copy of Mac OS X Server allows us to offer our solutions to small and medium organizations at a more affordable entry point.”

Press Contact:
Michael Harris
Running Start, Inc.
(520) 296-3370 x12
mharris@running-start.com
www.running-start.com
 

ReportMill Software, Inc.
“Mac OS X Server is going to help address some important needs in the enterprise — part web server, part video server, part application server and, with ReportMill 2.1 for Mac OS X, part report server,” said Jeff Martin, CEO of ReportMill Software, Inc. “This platform will be an instant hit with our customers.”

Press Contact:
Jeff Martin
ReportMill Software, Inc.
(408) 873-1837
info@reportmill.com
www.reportmill.com
 

OpenBase International, Ltd.
“Mac OS X Server combined with WebObjects and OpenBase offers a powerful website hosting solution for Macintosh networks,” said Scott Keith, director of software engineering, OpenBase International, Ltd.

Press Contact:
Scott Keith
OpenBase International Ltd.
(603) 547-8404
scott@mozart.openbase.com
www.openbase.com
 


Higher-Education Customers

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“With this new open source initiative, Apple shows that it has been listening to and increasing its engagement with Higher Education,” said Marshall Vale, team leader, Macintosh Development, MIT Information Systems. “This new accessibility will allow sites such as MIT the ability to bring new technologies to the Macintosh platform sooner. In addition, this move should open the door for more collaborative work between Apple and Higher Education technology developers.”

University of Michigan
“This source code license allows Apple and their customers to benefit from the inventive energy and enthusiasm of a huge community of programmers, many of whom are found in universities,” said Josť-Marie Griffiths, University of Michigan’s chief information officer. “Apple’s intention to make sure any improvements are legitimized and redistributed has the potential to change the way the whole industry views support for Open Source.”