Day Software bags Swiss Open Source Award 2008
The independent foundation developed this inaugural award to support the reputation of free and open software in Switzerland
BASEL, SWITZERLAND & NEWPORT BEACH, USA: Day Software, a leading provider of global content management and content infrastructure software, announced that the Swiss Open Systems User Group has honored Day Software with the Swiss Open Source Award 2008 in the business category. In honor of the Swiss Year of Informatics, the independent foundation developed this inaugural award to support the reputation of free and open software in Switzerland.
Criteria for the award's business category included exceptional competence and generous support of open source software projects. The judges, consisting of open source providers, experts and professional associations, selected Day due to its work with Apache Jackrabbit, Sling, and promotion of standards-based content repositories for its efforts on JSR 170.
At Day Software, most software engineers are open source developers, 75 percent of the developers working for Day have active involvement in at least one open source project. Currently, Day developers guide more than 25 open source projects. For example, Day's developers contribute in many ways to the Apache Software Foundation. Chief scientist Dr. Roy T. Fielding is a founder, vice president of the Apache HTTP Server project and former chairman of the Apache Software Foundation. Senior developer Bertrand Delacretaz is a member of the ASF Board of Directors, developer Jukka Zitting chairs the Apache Jackrabbit project, and developer Carsten Ziegeler chairs the Apache Excalibur project.
Day Software strongly supports open source projects in general. In November 2007, Day open-sourced a new Web application framework for building RESTful applications, Apache Sling, for community development and use. Based on the principles of the REST architectural style, defined by Dr. Fielding in his pioneering dissertation, Sling was developed to support rapid, scalable content application development atop Day's CRX, a commercially licensed version of the Apache Jackrabbit product. By making Sling available to the open source community, Day provides worldwide community use and leverages the expertise of developers from around the globe to stay on the cutting edge of REST-based content application development.
Day's employees also actively contribute to the specification of open standards. For example David Nüscheler, chief technology officer at Day Software, has led the JSR 170 specification for Java Content Repositories (JCR). Currently, he works on its successor, JSR 283, and leads Day's efforts to contribute to the draft CMIS specification.