The OpenAjax Alliance has welcomed Microsoft into its membership, in a major boost for the open source web development organisation.
The Alliance now has 72 members, following Microsoft’s decision to join along with 30 other companies.
"Microsoft is joining the OpenAjax Alliance to collaborate with other industry leaders, to help evolve Ajax-style development by ensuring a high degree of interoperability," said Keith Smith, group product manager of the core web platform and tools team at Microsoft.
Smith said, “By joining OpenAjax, Microsoft is continuing its commitment to empower web developers with technology that works cross-browser and cross-platform."
The newest OpenAjax Alliance members include: 24SevenOffice, ActiveGrid, ActiveState, Appeon, Aptana, Arimaan Global Consulting, Custom Credit Systems (Thinwire), ESRI, Getahead (DWR), Global Computer Enterprises, GoETC, Helmi Technologies, HR-XML, iPolipo, Isomorphic Software, JSSL, Lightstreamer, Microsoft, MobileAware, NetScript Technologies, OpenSpot, OpenSymphony (OpenQA), OpSource, OS3.IT, Redmonk, Tealeaf Technology, Teleca Mobile, Transmend, Visible Measures, Visual WebGui and Volantis Systems.
A new White Paper entitled When Does Ajax Make Business Sense is now available on the Alliance’s website at:
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