TYPO3 Association Joins Open Source Initiative as Affiliate Member

Shared commitment to open source community-development, education and promotion of non-proprietary software.

Dec. 4, 2014 - PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The TYPO3 Association, a non-profit organization founded to ensure the sustained and long-term development of the various TYPO3 software projects--including the highly flexible, scaleable and customizable TYPO3 Web Content Management system--has joined the Open Source Initiative ® (OSI) as an Affiliate Member. TYPO3 supports an international community of users and developers through: internal and external communication, spreading knowledge and competence; organizing informational and training events, and; securing trademark rights in the interest of the TYPO3 community.

"TYPO3 has had sharing and open source in their DNA from the start of their project, as evident from their project motto 'Inspiring People to Share,' said Leslie Hawthorn, OSI Board Director. "We're thrilled to have the TYPO3 project join us as an affiliate member."

"The TYPO3 Association shares the OSI's goals of open source community-building, education, and promotion of non-proprietary software," said Olivier Dobberkau, President of the TYPO3 Association. "By joining the Open Source Initiative, the TYPO3 Association can extend our own efforts in fostering open source development while serving as a tangible example of the promise of open source software: better quality, higher reliability, flexibility, and lower costs."

About TYPO3

TYPO3 ( (http://association.typo3.org) is an open source project, which offers highly flexible, scalable, and customizable products for Web Content Management, providing the basis for websites, intranets and web & mobile applications worldwide, always with a focus on the current needs of businesses and public institutions.The TYPO3 products are built, managed, and used by a huge active community spread all over the world.

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About the Open Source Initiative

Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org) protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. The OSI is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

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