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February 1, 2010

VivoWare to open source VivoSocial

For building social internet applications for the DotNetNuke framework

By CBR Staff Writer

VivoWare said that it plans to release source code for VivoSocial as open source, which the company says will allow developers to participate in the growth of the social networking framework for building social internet applications for the DotNetNuke framework.

Jeff Smith, CSA of VivoWare, said: “Open source has been pivotal to the rapid growth of many application, including DotNetNuke itself, and we are excited to release this as open source for the VivoSocial technology. The decision to open source VivoSocial was a completely natural next step. I am incredibly excited to deeply collaborate with the developer community on VivoSocial, and further fuel its momentum and innovation.”

The company said that the VivoSocial modules includes the technologies developers need to build social applications for the DotNetNuke framework. The open source VivoSocial SDK and documentation will be available under the MIT License, which allow full and free access to source code.

VivoWare said that developers will be able to download, extend and contribute to the source code for the VivoSocial components, modules and application framework.

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Tim Maler, business development officer of VivoWare, said: “Open source co-creation is a powerful way to build a strong development community. VivoWare’s decision to open source the VivoSocial SDK is a radical move which should attract a new class of developer and client to the platform.”

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