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The EU webinos project and Fraunhofer FOKUS are excited to announce that Present Technologies - a Portuguese innovation company providing world-class services for the Enterprise and Mobile environment – has become the first member of the webinos Affiliates Programme, which was launched earlier this month.
webinos (Secure Web Operating System Application Environment) will deliver an open source platform for web applications across mobile, PC, home media (TV) and in-car devices. webinos has been initiated by a research consortium with the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS at the helm. The project was funded by the EU who invested €10 Million in the development of this universal App Platform.
More than 20 partners from industry, academia and research centres are represented within the consortium.
The creation of webinos's Affiliates Programme represents the first step in webinos opening up its Open Source development. The Project seeks membership from any company or research organisation interested in contributing to the development of a secure web based platform targeted at PCs, mobiles, tablets, in car (automotive) and home media (TV systems).
Present Technologies believe that joining will create natural synergy and advantage.
"We are committed to the creation of IT solutions, based on new and proven Open Source technologies and webinos is an obvious strategic partner for us. We are delighted to mark the opening of the Affiliates Programme with becoming the inaugural member," said Victor Batista of Present Technologies.
"Present Technologies are the initial external affiliate to join in what we hope will be the first of many like-minded innovative companies. The coming together of the four screens heralds a positive disruptive change in not one but four distinct industries. Our coders are making great strides and by working in a collaborative way we hope to offer real competitive advantage to our external company affiliates," says Stefan Steglich, Project co-ordination of Berlin's Franhoffer, FOKUS.
Nick Allott, Chief Architect of the programme added:
"Open source is about collaboration. We hope Present technologies will be the first of many. We invite all companies who believe in HTML5, DAP and the future of the web as an application platform, to join us and help create these essential technologies collaboratively, for all to share equally."