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Infrae and Nuxeo join forces and cooperate on Zope 3 technologies

Publication date: 14.January.2007, 08:18

Rotterdam/Paris, 10 march 2005 – Infrae, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Nuxeo, based in Paris, France, announce their cooperation on developing enterprise-grade software, with a focus on Zope 3 application technologies.

The two companies have a proven track record in enterprise CMS software, and long experience with the Zope 3 platform. Infrae is the creator of the ‘Silva’ CMS and Nuxeo of the ‘Collaborative Portal Server’ (CPS).

Through this cooperation, with our expertise in content management, internet communication, semantic web, user interfaces, content repositories, and XML technologies, we intend to advance the state of the art for our software and our customers, as well as the broader development community.

Next generation technology

The Zope 3 platform is an advanced new version of the powerful Zope application server, developed by Zope Corporation together with an international group of open source developers. Zope 3 is written in the acclaimed Python language, and enables programmers to rapidly develop robust applications.

Built around a component architecture, Zope 3 offers increased reusability and customizability, cuts production cost and time to delivery, and extends the Zope platform’s lead in component-based software development.

Continuing commitment to the Zope 2 platform

Infrae and Nuxeo remain committed to the Zope 2 platform. During the preceding months the companies have used Five to extend Silva and CPS with Zope 3 technology. Five is a component – developed by Infrae and now maintained by an open source community – to integrate Zope 3 technologies in Zope 2. Nuxeo has made significant contributions to Five, for instance exposing the full power of the Zope 3 schema/forms machinery. Five is now ready for production use.

Open source development model

Infrae and Nuxeo are committed to the development of free software. We intend to build the new components using an open source methodology. Other people and parties are welcome to collaborate.

We see the advent of Zope 3 technologies as a key opportunity to align and unify the Zope content management world, streamlining the exchange of software, knowledge, and experience within the community.

About Infrae

Infrae is a software development company based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a focus on Internet applications and integration services. Its concentration is tools for content, web-authoring, and asset management. This activity is supported by an international network of code, skills, and knowledge.

About Nuxeo

Nuxeo is the European leader of services surrounding the open source platform Zope. Nuxeo develops and markets collaborative web content management systems, as well as associated services such as training, consulting and hosting. Nuxeo’s customers have at their disposal a highly competent team with high technical qualifications and who use the best of free software.


Infrae: Martijn Faassen, +31 10 243 70 51, faassen at infrae com
Nuxeo: Eric Barroca, +33 1 40 33 79 87, ebarroca at nuxeo com