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Alfresco Becomes Founding Member of Red Hat Exchange

SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfresco Software, Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today announced it has become one of the founding members of Red Hat Exchange. Alfresco has been certified and validated with other open source vendors including MySQL, JBoss and Sugar CRM and will be made available through Red Hat Exchange.

SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — Alfresco Software, Inc., the first and leading provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, today announced it has become one of the founding members of Red Hat Exchange. Alfresco has been certified and validated with other open source vendors including MySQL, JBoss and Sugar CRM and will be made available through Red Hat Exchange.

Red Hat Exchange (RHX) is a single source for research, purchase, online fulfillment and support of open source and other commercial software business application stacks. Through RHX, customers will be able to acquire pre- integrated open source software solutions incorporating infrastructure software from Red Hat and business application software from Red Hat partners.

Alfresco has seen major adoption of its open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system in the Global 2000 with customers ranging from Electronic Arts to Boise Cascade, NASA and some of the largest financial services companies in the world. RHX offers an excellent channel and reach to the medium and small business market to accelerate the wider adoption of Alfresco.

"Enterprises have been buying open source in ever-increasing amounts and we see RHX as a natural marketplace to streamline the process of finding and implementing open source software," said John Powell, CEO and co-founder, Alfresco Software, Inc. "Red Hat is the de-facto brand in Linux and the availability of a Red Hat-tested and supported offering will accelerate the adoption of Alfresco and open source as a whole."

"The open source community operates with a different marketing and distribution model than proprietary software," said Donald Fischer, vice president of Online Services at Red Hat. "It makes sense for members of the open source community to come together to facilitate an exchange suited to the effective delivery and support of its solutions for its users. Alfresco's active participation in our new offering will contribute significantly to the value RHX delivers to the open source community."

About Alfresco Software, Inc.

Alfresco Software Inc., the first and leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell, Alfresco is based in London. For more information, visit www.alfresco.com.

About RHX

Red Hat Exchange helps you compare, buy, and manage open source business applications. All in one place. All from one trusted source. We've done the work of choosing the right application for you: RHX features profiles, ratings, prices — even free trials — for every application. And working in collaboration with our partners, applications are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivered through Red Hat Network, and supported by Red Hat. You'll find the right solution faster — and have the confidence of Red Hat behind it. For more information please visit http://rhx.redhat.com

Contact: Ian Howells of Alfresco Software Inc., +44 16288 860640, or press@alfresco.org; or Mike Maney, Page One Public Relations, +1-215-345-7096, or mike@pageonepr.com.

SOURCE Alfresco Software Inc.

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