Monday July 23, 8:35 am Eastern Time
Digital Creations Renamed 'Zope Corporation'
Zope 2.4 Released
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2001--Zope
Corporation, the premier open source content management company, today
announced its name change in recognition of the broad acceptance of
its Zope platform and services. Zope Corporation also announced the
availability of Zope 2.4, which provides even richer features to
enable organizations to deploy and manage complex content management
applications. These new features continue to improve the
time-to-market advantage for Fortune 1000 companies, corporate
intranets, community Web sites and content publishers.
``The name change from Digital Creations to Zope Corporation is a
natural move as our product offerings, and services business, continue
to evolve in the content management space,'' said Hadar Pedhazur,
chairman of Zope Corporation. ``Zope has a tremendous following in the
open source community as well as in many large companies whose
solutions have been deployed with the Zope platform. This name change
is intended to ensure that Zope, and the company that develops Zope,
are more closely associated with one another in the marketplace.''
The Zope family of solutions makes it easy to rapidly build
high-performance, scalable, secure, content management systems so that
even non-technical users can maintain them. This ease-of-use combined
with its open source roots make the Zope family of content creation,
distribution and publication solutions extremely flexible and
customizable. Zope offers premier for-fee products and services for
complex, large-scale applications. In addition, there are over 20,000
developers contributing to Zope who can assist on smaller scale
Zope 2.4 provides enhancements that help businesses quickly build
powerful custom content management systems. The new features include:
Support for Python 2.1 Programming Language--Zope 2.4 is
compatible with Python 2.1 and all of the features and functionality
that come along with the new version of this renowned open source
scripting language. Python enables developers to customize and build
content management solutions for a wide variety of applications.
WebDAV--Distributed authoring and versioning allow content
creators to interact with Zope through a file-based system for
ease-of-use, which in turn enables seamless Web content development
and updates from popular desktop programs.
Developer Productivity--Zope 2.4 empowers developers to quickly
write new components and have them automatically update the system,
which promotes developer productivity as they focus on the components
they are writing rather than on updating the system.
Consulting Services, Pricing, Availability
Zope 2.4 is open source and available at www.zope.com. Zope
Corporation also provides a full range of solutions for corporations
requiring implementation assistance and/or specialized applications.
About Zope Corporation
Zope Corporation is the creator of a family of open source and
for-fee content management solutions that help companies deliver and
manage information. Zope also delivers a wide range of consulting and
support services to a broad array of customers including Fortune 1000,
media/telecom and government. The company's flagship platform, also
called Zope, is built using Python, a high-level, easy-to-use, open
source language enabling the quick development and deployment of
comprehensive, flexible solutions. Zope is used by customers in over
62 countries, and supported by a global developer community. Zope
Corporation is headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, and its PythonLabs
division is located in Tyson's Corner, VA. Opticality Ventures I, LP,
J.H. Whitney IV, LP and The Intel 64 Fund, are investors in the
company. For more information, please visit www.zope.com.
Rob Page, 540-361-1710
Erik Clausen, 781-684-0770