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OmniTI Announces Launch Of OmniTI Labs for Open Source Community


COLUMBIA, MD -- OmniTI, a global provider of Internet-based solutions and professional services for mid-to-large organizations, today announced at the PHP Quebec Conference in Montreal, Quebec, the launch of OmniTI Labs, a free repository of Open Source projects, libraries and tools generated by OmniTI developers during the course of the company’s consulting projects.

“The success of our company is based on supporting businesses that run on Open Source software, so it is exciting for us to have a tangible way to contribute back to the community,” said Theo Schlossnagle, principal of OmniTI. “OmniTI Labs provides a central repository for our developers to share the code they’ve written in the course of our work with the Open Source community. We look forward to seeing the content grow substantially over the coming months to become a go-to site for software developers as they look for ways to streamline their Open Source projects.”

OmniTI Labs ( currently contains a variety of open source tools and libraries that may be of interest to developers using PHP, PostgreSQL, Solaris, XSLT and OpenID technology. These include code for diverse projects such as systems tools, service management systems, core networking, and disaster recovery, as well as C and PHP libraries.

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“Initiatives such as OmniTI Labs are essential to helping keep the Open Source movement vibrant,” added Zak Greant, CEO of Foo Associates. “OmniTI and the OmniTI development team should be applauded for making Open Source a priority in their business.”

Multiple members of OmniTI’s team and contributors to the OmniTI Lab, such as Wez Furlong, Chris Shiflett, George Schlossnagle, Theo Schlossnagle, and Laura Thomson, are world-renowned Open Source software contributors, authors, and conference speakers.

OmniTI principals to present at PHP Quebec Conference

OmniTI principals and PHP authorities Chris Shiflett and Laura Thomson will present at the PHP Quebec Conference. Shiflett will present “The Truth about Sessions” on March 15, and Thomson will present “Writing Maintainable PHP” on March 16. An internationally-recognized expert in the field of PHP security, Shiflett founded the PHP Security Consortium and is a contributor to the Zend Framework and an author of the Zend PHP Certification. A prolific writer, he authored the critically acclaimed “Essential PHP Security” (O’Reilly) and “HTTP Developers Handbook” (Sams). Web technologies and Open Source consultant and trainer Laura Thomson is the co-author of the best-selling “PHP and MySQL Web Development” (Sams Publishing) and “MySQL Tutorial” (MySQL Press).

About OmniTI

OmniTI is an Internet technologies consulting company offering a comprehensive suite of professional services for organizations requiring large scale, business critical web application development. OmniTI specializes in full-cycle design and development of scalable Internet architectures, as well as web application security and performance tuning. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, OmniTI has a network of channel partners in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information please contact OmniTI at 877-887-3031 or visit us on the web at


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