AOL Provides Key Contributions to the Dojo Foundation
According to Forrester Research, open source usage is quickly increasing. When surveying North American customers in 2005, 56 percent were already using open source software and another 19 percent said they planned to use it in the coming year. The adoption has taken off so quickly that today, 55 percent of companies in North America say they use open source software in “mission-critical” applications.(1)
“AOL’s contributions to the Dojo toolkit have made a significant impact on our ability to develop new and interesting features, helping us connect with a broader user base,” said Alex Russell, project lead for the Dojo Toolkit and president of the Dojo Foundation. “We’re tremendously excited about AOL’s involvement in the project and look forwarding to continuing work with them to deliver better UIs and tools.”
* -- Hosting releases of Dojo, including the most recent version 0.3.1, on the Content Distribution Network for use by any web site;
* -- Submitting cross-domain Dojo package loading code;
* -- Contributing bug fixes;
* -- Acting as a founding member and contributor to the Dojo Accessibility Working Group.
In addition to contributing to the Dojo Toolkit, AOL has also committed to a large-scale usage of Dojo by using it in AOL products such as AIM® Pages (www.aimpages.com) and featuring its technology on the I AM Alpha site (http://developer.iamalpha.com/).
AOL and its subsidiaries operate a leading network of Web brands and the largest Internet access subscription service in the United States. Web brands include the AOL.com® website, AIM®, MapQuest® and Netscape®. AOL offers a range of digital services in the areas of education, safety and security, communications and music. The company also has operations in Europe and Canada. AOL LLC is a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and is based in Dulles, Virginia. (1) Forrester Research, “Market Overview: Vendors Refine Their Open Source Strategies”, March 23, 2006
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