[unrev-II] A value-chain of Open-Source Developers for Bootstrapping SDS/XTM/OHS/DKR?

From: John J. Deneen (jjdeneen@ricochet.net)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 00:04:24 PST

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    Eazel.com Strikes Deal with WorkSpot.com to use AppSpot for providing
    web-demonstrations of Nautilus, their flagship product.

    Nautilus is the window to a network user environment that integrates
    access to files, applications, media, Internet-based services and the
    Web to deliver a dynamic and rich user experience. Nautilus is an open
    source project being developed under the GPL (GNU Public License) and is
    a core component of the GNOME desktop project.

    LINUX WORLD EXPO, NEW YORK - JAN. 31, 2001 - Eazel Inc., the developer
    of software and services to make computers easier to use, today
    announced a partnership with WorkSpot Inc., a premier Open Source
    Application Service Provider (ASP), to demonstrate Eazel's Nautilus
    software. This relationship will give Windows, Unix, Macintosh and Linux
    users not running Nautilus a simple way to preview Nautilus through a
    standard Web browser. Nautilus is a window to a Network User Environment
    (NUE) that integrates access to files, applications, media,
    Internet-based services and the Web to deliver a dynamic and rich user
    experience. Users interested in seeing what Nautilus has to offer can
    easily view the software from any browser at
    http://www.workspot.com or http://www.eazel.com.

    WorkSpot (http://www.workspot.com), offers personal and collaborative
    applications for corporations with diverse or distributed computing
    systems, including wireless PDA's, Internet appliances, and Windows or
    Linux PCs. WorkSpot also provides wireless development and
    application-specific hosting through professional services. WorkSpot
    customers include Sonics, Inc, Eazel, Wolfram Research, eBay, Barnes &
    Noble, and OmniSky. WorkSpot was founded in January 1999 and is
    headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

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    Several exciting things have been happening here at WorkSpot; new product rollouts, fantastic press coverage, and several associated updates to our web site.

    As you know, WorkSpot has always been focused on providing solutions for the mobile and distributed workforce. With this in mind, we offer products and services in three key areas:

    Wireless aggregation and translation of content
    Web enable Unix and Linux applications
    Infrastructure for business collaboration; desktop, web and wireless

    www.WorkSpot.com now offers online product demonstrations, tours, technical whitepapers and more. You will also find links to the recent articles covering WorkSpot in UpsideToday, C|Net, and ITWorld.

    Wireless aggregation and translation of content: The WorkSpot Wireless Proxy Server and Wireless XML Parser enable companies to quickly add multi-device wireless support to web sites, corporate databases, and enterprise applications. WorkSpot’s engineering and Professional Services teams have pioneered wireless software development and wireless integration. WorkSpot Professional Services has delivered wireless solutions to blue chip customers such as OmniSky Barnes & Noble, eBay and Palm. We can do the same for you!

    Web enable Unix and Linux applications: AppSpot, an award-winning product quickly enables locally installed applications to be accessible via the web. AppSpot evolved from WorkSpot’s Remote Linux Desktop service, in use by over 27,000 people worldwide since 1999. Robust, reliable, and highly scalable, AppSpot can be installed internal to your organization or hosted and managed by WorkSpot. Eazel currently uses AppSpot to provide web-demonstrations of Nautilus, their flagship product while Sonics, Inc. has integrated AppSpot in their Socworks offering, a solution that revolutionizes System-on-a-Chip (SOC) design.

    Infrastructure for business collaboration; desktop, web and wireless: WorkSpot Groupware integrates e-mail, intranet/extranet, file storage, calendaring/scheduling, directory services, and personal contact management in an environment that supports web, wireless, and commonly used applications. Groupware is currently in alpha implementation at the State of Oregon, Stanford and VA Hospitals Orthopedic Surgery, and VA Linux Systems. The Groupware beta program is currently accepting participants; let us know if you are interested.

    Let us know if you would like additional information on WorkSpot products and services by replying to this e-mail. It would be helpful if you mentioned the specific product you are interested in or the problem you are trying to solve. You could also contact our sales team at sales@workspot.com or call 650 – 566 – 6833. Ask for Ellen Henson.


    Kathy Giori
    CEO, co-founder


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