|[March 22, 2011]
Liferay Recruits Leaders from the Open Source Community
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
Liferay, Inc., provider of the market's fastest growing open source
portal and content management software, recently announced a new
Community Leadership Program, designed to give its already active open
source community of over 35,000 members additional input into product
directions and community affairs. The company has identified a roster of
12 community members of various backgrounds from around the world.
"Our community has been active since 2000 and is one of the most
dedicated and vibrant in the open source world," said James Falkner,
Liferay's Community Manager, who spearheaded the program. "This program
identifies existing leaders, fosters growth of new leaders, and gives
them the opportunity to participate in product development and thought
The leadership team consists of a small yet diverse group of developers
from a wide spectrum of professional backgrounds, ranging from users and
partners to hobbyists and software architects. Many have been
contributing to the Liferay pltform for several years and boast deep
knowledge of the technology, making them capable mentors for newer
"I have been a big fan of Liferay technology for a long time and
appreciate how the company continues to keep its community open and
inviting for everyone," said Bendiabdallah Yousri, a JEE expert at SQLI
Company, and one of Liferay's newest Community Leaders. "This openness
is a big part of what keeps me excited about Liferay-the opportunity to
participate makes me want to help evolve the technology."
The dozen community leaders will be able to participate in product
roadmap decisions. They will also have a new Community Verifier status
in Liferay's issue tracking system that allows them to lead other
community members in issue reporting, tracking, and
resolution. Additional features will be added to this program in the
future, which will further enable the growing Liferay open community,
open source team.
For more information about Liferay, please visit www.liferay.com.
About Liferay, Inc.
Liferay, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise open source
portal and collaboration software products, recognized by Gartner (News - Alert) in the
Magic Quadrant and used by Fortune 500 companies worldwide including
Allianz, AutoZone, Benetton Group, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight
Training, The French Ministry of Defense, and the United Nations.
Liferay, Inc. offers professional services, technical support, custom
development, and professional training to ensure successful deployment
in the most demanding IT environments.
Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc. in the United States and other
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