"Free Software Awards 2006", Company Management Category: Gold and Silver Awarded to ObjectWeb Solutions Developed in France and Italy

Date: December 14, 2006

Gold and Silver Awarded to ObjectWeb Solutions Developed in France and Italy

Grenoble, France – December 14th, 2006 – Two ObjectWeb projects won Gold and Silver in the Company Management category of the international “Free Software Awards” 2006 contest (“Trophées du Libre”). ObjectWeb is a nonprofit consortium of companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce next-generation open source middleware.

The Gold Award was assigned to OpenMobileIS (openmobileis.objectweb.org), a Java(tm) framework conceived to integrate mobile application development services, led by the French company Ubikis.

The Silver Award was assigned to SpagoBI (spagobi.objectweb.org), a comprehensive suite for the development of Business Intelligence projects in a integrated enviromnent, led by the Italian company Engineering Ingegneria Informatica. Pentaho, another business intelligence project developed by Pentaho Corporation, USA, was ranked third in the Company Management category.

The Free Software Awards ceremony was held in Soissons, France on Thursday November 30, 2006 after the international jury auditioned 18 finalists projects. Over these last three years, the Awards (www.tropheesdulibre.org) have been the opportunity to evaluate and test cutting-edge international free software projects.

Edition 2006, this year sponsored by MEP Michel ROCARD, was organised by Cetril in partnership with the European Union, the French Government, Région Picardie, Département de l'Aisne, Communauté d'Agglomération du Soissonnais and IBM. It gathered contestants from over 15 countries, 122 free software projects, 34 international experts in a jury chaired by Ubuntu Foundation's Mark SHUTTLEWORTH.

About ObjectWeb
Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce next generation of Open Source Middleware. ObjectWeb's goal is to provide Real-Time Enterprises with independent solutions which combine quality and robustness at the best possible performance/cost ratio. ObjectWeb targets alternative solutions to proprietary products for e-business, business integration, data connectivity, grid computing, and enterprise messaging. Based on Open Standards, ObjectWeb's middleware includes application servers, components, frameworks and tools. Examples of ObjectWeb's "cost killer" middleware are JOnAS - an Open Source certified implementation of the J2EE specification, JORAM - a Message Oriented Middleware and Enhydra - a Java/XML Application Server. www.objectweb.org

About Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Founded in 1980 in Padua, Engineering is the first player of the Information Technology in Italy. With about 4000 employees, 40 branches, including Dublin and Brussels, the Engineering group counts on Research and Innovation Division of about 200 resources. In 2003-2005, the company planned more than 40 million euro of investments in research and development activities, taking part in all major European projects of software engineering, playing a primary role within international enterprises groupings. Currently there are 20 live research projects and more than 50 domestic and international partners collaborating with Engineering in a European research context. Through the Architecture and Consulting unit, Engineering participates to the definition of innovative architectural solutions and to the development of complex projects for the public administration, finance and large companies. www.eng.it

About Ubikis

Founded in 2005 in Lyon, Ubikis is providing a wide range of products and services enhancing the enterprise information system user's experience, inside and outside of the company network. Ubikis technologies allow business applications development for nomad workers, on any kind of terminals (PDA, tabletPC, Smartphone, Desktop...) and on both connected and disconnected mode. Open MIS is a Java framework conceived to integrate mobile application development business. It's development was spread out over 6 years and is the result of the experience acquired in the realization of several projects such as CRM, ERP, SFA, field force applications… It's offering a complete toolbox of libraries and API making the development of mobile application more efficient and safe, with no need of third party product integration. Open MIS is available under LGPL licence. www.ubikis.com

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