SugarCRM Joins the Free Standards Group
SAN FRANCISCO - February 14, 2006 - At the Open Source Business Conference, the Free Standards Group (FSG), a not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes open source software standards, today announced SugarCRM Inc., the market's most successful commercial open source enterprise vendor, has joined the organization as a silver sponsor.
SugarCRM will offer their prospective on open source business models and application development to the FSG, important aspects as FSG grows to standardize other core pieces of the open source software stack. This sponsorship caps a recent increase in membership from independent software vendors including CA, Levanta, MySQL and others.
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. Their flagship product, Sugar Suite, is the fastest-growing CRM solution in the market today.
"As one of the most successful open source software companies in the industry, SugarCRM will provide invaluable expertise on how to build a business around open source and the standards that fuel open source," said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group. "They believe the work we do - standardizing core open source technologies - is important to support, and we welcome their feedback and perspective as we continue to grow."
"We look forward to collaborating with the biggest names in open source computing, all who happen to be members of the Free Standards Group," said John Roberts, chairman, CEO & co-founder of SugarCRM. "We believe in supporting the community, especially community organizations like the FSG who provide a crucial piece of open source's success. Without open standards, open source is not possible, and the FSG is the key organization in that space."
About the Free Standards Group
The Free Standards Group is an independent not-for-profit organization that develops and promotes open source standards. Key Free Standards Group projects include the Linux Standard Base (LSB), OpenI18N, OpenPrinting and the FSG Accessibility Workgroup. Supported by leaders in the IT industry as well as the open source development community, the Free Standards Group fulfills a critical need to establish and promote open standards uniquely designed for open source. More information on the Free Standards Group is available at www.freestandards.org.
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. SugarCRM's Sugar Suite easily adapts to any business environment by offering a more flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications. SugarCRM's open source architecture allows companies to more easily customize and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to build and maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs. For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll free in the US, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com.