Three years ago, open source software veteran Andre M. Boisvert joined Palamida’s board of directors. Yesterday, Boisvert was appointed chairman. According to the company’s news release, Boisvert will also take an active role in business development and expansion for Palamida.
“This is a major step forward for Palamida,” said Mark Tolliver, Palamida CEO said at the time. “Our business continues to accelerate as governments and industries around the world increase their usage of open source based solutions. … We are indeed fortunate to have one of the industry’s most recognized and successful open source entrepreneurs add his expertise to our management team.”
Boisvert is chairman of three other open source companies: Compiere for enterprise resource planning; Infobright for data warehousing; and Zenoss for systems management. He began his technology career in 1976 when he joined IBM. In 2002, Boisvert joined the board of directors of VA Software, the creator of SourceForge.net, the largest open source development site on the Internet, which has 30 million unique visitors each month and hosts 160,000 open source projects.
“For years I have believed that the open source business model will significantly change the way that software is developed, distributed and supported,” Boisvert said. “As open source becomes more pervasive, it is personally gratifying to witness customers benefiting from the disruptive nature of this model, in terms of higher code quality, tighter innovation cycles, exponentially better price-performance and no vendor lock in.
“As organizations around the globe continue to ratchet up their use of open source, whether that be in the form of integrating various open source components into a solution or whether they leverage an already built open source application, these customers have a requirement to ensure application security by managing and protecting these open source assets. As such, I am delighted to be associated with Palamida.”
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