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Alfresco&aposs Open Source Community Contribution Model Delivers Innovation and New Capabilities Faster

LONDON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in open source enterprise content management, today revealed new collaboration features made possible by its open source Community contribution model. The model is enabling the organization to deliver rapid product innovation and to drive accelerated user adoption.

LONDON, July 10 /PRNewswire/ — Alfresco Software, Inc., the leader in open source enterprise content management, today revealed new collaboration features made possible by its open source Community contribution model. The model is enabling the organization to deliver rapid product innovation and to drive accelerated user adoption.

Traditionally, software development is a lengthy, closed-door process resulting in longer release cycles, reduced product quality, lack of customer preparation and consequent slow adoption. By contrast the open source software model provides rapid peer review and important feature prioritization dictated by users, which accelerates product development and services.

The innovative, new features available with Alfresco Community 2.1 are the direct result of customer input and major contributions from more than 15,000 registered community members. With more than 600,000 downloads, 12,000 installed sites regularly using Alfresco and 300 customers, the company is able to offer these new features much faster than the traditional enterprise software development model.

Contributions from the Alfresco Community to Alfresco 2.1 include wiki space, blog space and calendars, as well as multi-lingual document and translation management to assist in managing the document translation process and collections of translated material (for details of the latter project, please visit http://www.eionet.europa.eu/EIONET_Services/LongLiveCIRCABC ).

"The enhanced capabilities of Alfresco Community 2.1 demonstrates the power of the community to drive innovation in the ECM market specifically," said John Powell, CEO & co-founder, Alfresco Software Inc. "This means customers can immediately take advantage of new capabilities to meet requirements they have today."

"By using the community development model, Alfresco gives us a voice in product development and the opportunity to have real influence on which features are implemented and when. Our input is always taken seriously and addressed much more quickly than with traditional software development models," said Terry Bourbinis, CIO at Christian Science Monitor.

For more information or to download Alfresco Community 2.1, please visit http://dev.alfresco.com/downloads/. Alfresco Enterprise 2.1, which will include service and support, is expected later this year.

About Alfresco Software, Inc.

Alfresco Software Inc., is 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 http://www.alfresco.com.

Media Contacts: Ian Howells Jennifer Cloer Alfresco Software Inc. Page One Public Relations +44 7775 865590 jennifer@pageonepr.com press@alfresco.org +1 503-746-7577 (office)

SOURCE Alfresco Software, Inc.

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