Montvale, New Jersey – (The Hosting News) – March 29, 2006 – Commercial open source company, SugarCRM, will be one of the four platinum sponsors of the Enterprise Open Source Conference to take place June 5-6, 2006, in New York City.
SugarCRM co-founder Clint Oram will also deliver a session at the conference entitled ”The Secret Ingredient to a Successful Open Source Project.”
Mr. Oram commented, ”When re-thinking the manufacturing process of enterprise software, most companies nowadays determine to leverage open source to boost popularity and attention onto their product lines. But converting projects into products is not easy, and some secret ingredients that aren’t covered in the code sharing are vital for generating future success. These key ingredients are how the project is built, the architecture of the enterprise software to be modular and open, a clear vision and definition of what the project and product will deliver, a clear separation between the open source aspects and the commercial aspects, and, most important, trust from the community that the project at every stage in life is extremely beneficial to their daily needs and will continue to be so with the future direction.”
Mr. Oram led the product design as well as the customer services team through the first year of business. He is now responsible for managing SugarCRM’s community and SugarForge.org, the premiere destination for community collaboration on Sugar Suite extensions, modules, language packs and themes. SugarForge.org empowers the community to leverage the combined ideas of developers around the world by offering the toolset and location to manage and distribute new community-developed Sugar Suite extensions to the benefit of all SugarCRM users. In addition, SugarForge.org offers a range of support for those who need assistance with Sugar Suite development or implementation.
This year’s conference will feature more than 100 distinguished faculty members who are the world’s top celebrity experts in their fields, presenting more than 96 sessions and power panels in three distinct themes: SOA Web Services, Enterprise Open Source, and Real-World AJAX. The conference offers seven simultaneous tracks in two information-packed days.
To learn more about the conference, please visit: www.events.sys-con.com.