MandrakeSoft and PHP-Nuke

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 @ 06:48:10 COT by nukelite

Hello Nukers... I like to announce that I joined MandrakeSoft, creators of Linux Mandrake, and now I'm part of their team. With this very good support, I'll dedicate 100% to PHP-Nuke project. As I said for the press release: I'm very excited to join the MandrakeSoft team. This will be a cool experience and will let me work on this project dedicating all my time. I don't have more words to describe how I feel... please click on Read More... link to read the official Press Release from MandrakeSoft. Thanks.

MandrakeSoft encourages creation of Web based Open Source communities by supporting killer Internet application 'PHP-Nuke'

Pasadena, Paris, February 9 2001 - As a further illustration of its commitment to the Open Source community, MandrakeSoft announces its support to 'PHP-Nuke', an Open Source development project resulting in the creation of a new killer Internet application specifically designed to facilitate the establishment of Web based communities.

The 'PHP-Nuke' project was initiated by Francisco Burzi in the Summer of 2000, a talented young computer technologist currently living in Venezuela. The latest version, 'PHP-Nuke 4.4, provides a highly flexible and customizable set of tools to help build on-line communities, enabling users to share news, submit comments and discuss articles and ideas via a Web based portal-like solution. Some of its main features include Web based administration and survey building functionality, customizable user boxes, an in-built moderation mechanism etc. Supporting 23 languages, PHP-Nuke has already been downloaded by more than 140,000 users in 6 months and is used by hundreds of Web sites worldwide. By joining the MandrakeSoft team, the 'PHP-Nuke' project will not only benefit from the financial support needed for its continuing improvement going forward, but will also receive full technical support including Web hosting and download mirrors, and benefit from MandrakeSoft's communications network to further raise its profile with users worldwide.

According to Gael Duval, co-founder of MandrakeSoft: PHP-Nuke is a Slashdot-like killer application that basically allows anybody to establish community orientated news services on the Web with ease. It is also one of the fastest growing Open Source projects on the Internet, and is being adopted massively by Web masters. It is a great pleasure to have Francisco Burzi as part of our team and to give him a chance of working full-time on his projects

I'm very excited to join the MandrakeSoft team", said Francisco Burzi. "When I first started developing the software for my own use, I never dreamed that the project would turn out to be so successful and I always like to hear from people out there who've made a success of launching virtual communities using PHP-Nuke. I am a strong supporter of free software and of the Open-Source movement and hope that PHP-Nuke will help free software developers around the world with their projects. With MandrakeSoft's support and commitment to the Open Source philosophy, I hope that PHP-Nuke will become THE reference of choice for community portals

Since it was created, MandrakeSoft has systematically been involved in Open Source community movements and organizations such as the Free Software Foundation (FSF), Linux Standard Base, KDE League, and the GNOME Foundation. The company also actively supports independent Open Source project leaders and contributors.

For more information on MandrakeSoft's involvement in the community: http://www.mandrakesoft.com/main/community/actions For more information on PHP-Nuke: http://www.phpnuke.org

About MandrakeSoft:

Mandrakesoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and open technologists. The company offers customers in the small office, home office (SoHo), small and medium size enterprise, government and educational sectors a set of GNU Linux and Open Source software and related services, user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies at a very attractive total cost of ownership. In addition, Mandrakesoft offers technologists committed to open software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services.

The company has technologists in over 20 countries, and has received funding from major banks and venture capital institutions, including Azeo Ventures (Lazard Group), ABN AMRO, Viventures, AXA Placement Innovation and OFIVM. The Linux-Mandrake distribution, which became the leader in US retail sales last year (PC Data), received the awards for "Best Product of the Year " and " Best Linux-Distribution/Server " at LinuxWorld Expo 99, as well as the PC Answers Platinum Award in April 2000, the Linux Magazine Editor's Choice Award in September 2000 and the Chip Magazine " Best Technique and Winner of the Test " in December 2000. "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft established headquarters in Pasadena, Berkeley (U.S.), Montreal (Quebec), England, Germany and Paris (Europe).

Please visit the Web site, www.mandrakesoft.com for more information.


Linux-Mandrake 7.2 includes PHP-Nuke!

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2000 @ 16:41:59 COT by nukelite

Damien writes "Just wanted to let you know that Linux Mandrake now includes PHP-Nuke in its v7.2 release!

Note: Of course this means that Mandrake Linux 7.2 is out from today. You can download it here"

 

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