KnowledgeTree and Sybase SBS Sign Master Distributorship in Spain and Portugal

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KnowledgeTree and Sybase SBSform strategic alliance to promote popular open source document management software in major European markets.

We believe KnowledgeTree has great potential in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Our customers appreciate the document management software's ease of use and its LAMP-based architecture. The fact that KnowledgeTree has already been translated into Portuguese, Castilian and Catalan by the open source community is indicative of the demand for the product on the Iberian Peninsula

KnowledgeTree, the leading provider of open source document management software to teams and small to medium-sized organizations, and Sybase SBS Software, a significant provider of open source solutions on the Iberian Peninsula, today announced that they have signed a master distributor agreement to strengthen the relationship between the companies for actively promoting open source document management software solutions in Spain and Portugal. The agreement calls for Sybase SBS Software to jointly develop a network of new reseller partners, and to help expand sales of KnowledgeTree products on the Iberian Peninsula. The agreement takes effect on February 1, 2008.

"We believe KnowledgeTree has great potential in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Our customers appreciate the document management software's ease of use and its LAMP-based architecture. The fact that KnowledgeTree has already been translated into Portuguese, Castilian and Catalan by the open source community is indicative of the demand for the product on the Iberian Peninsula," said Rui Ribeiro, Professional Services Manager, Sybase SBS. "KnowledgeTree complements and strengthens our existing offering of open source products from Red Hat and SCALIX and we believe our experience with delivering these open source technologies in Spain and Portugal will see a successful commercial rollout of the product in these markets."

"Sybase SBS Software have a committed team with extensive experience in marketing and selling open source products in the Spanish and Portuguese markets. We're excited to be working with them and look forward to a successful rollout of commercial editions of KnowledgeTree in languages spoken in Spain and Portugal," said Daniel Chalef, KnowledgeTree COO.

Alongside market-development activities, Sybase SBS Software will be porting KnowledgeTree to utilize the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise database engine. Sybase SBS Software will also be managing the quality of commercial translations of KnowledgeTree into the Castilian, Catalan and Portuguese languages.

KnowledgeTree has significant community traction with over 30,000 registered community members, over 450,000 open source software downloads to date, and 67 community-run projects. KnowledgeTree is used by small and big business alike - users include Fortune 500 companies, community organizations, local and state governments, and educational, medical and scientific organizations around the world.

KnowledgeTree recently joined 260 other enterprise-grade open source applications on the Optaros Enterprise Open Source Directory. The selection of KnowledgeTree, one of 140,000 open source applications available, re-enforces its position as the leading open source provider of document management solutions to teams and small to medium-sized organizations.

To download KnowledgeTree go to
http://www.knowledgetree.com/try-now

To learn about KnowledgeTree in Portugal go to
http://www.knowledgetree.com/pt

About Sybase:
Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Sybase provides open, cross-platform solutions that securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. The world's most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, government and healthcare runs on Sybase. For more information, visit the Sybase Web site: http://www.sybase.pt.

About KnowledgeTree:
KnowledgeTree's vision is to make document management simple. The web-based and AJAX-enabled application is built on the popular open source LAMP (Apache/MySQL/PHP) stack. KnowledgeTree has significant open source community traction and the open source application has been downloaded more than 450 000 times to date. It is the leading commercial open source document management software designed for teams and mid-market users. Commercial customers include the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, DHL Global Mail, Société Générale Group, the State of Georgia Department of Audits, the European Space Agency, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Mazda Motor Europe and Decathlon Stores. For more information, visit http://www.knowledgetree.com.

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