EMC buys parts of SourceLabs
EMC has taken over parts of SourceLabs. SourceLabs is a Seattle based maker of open source tools and a support provider for Linux and Java. An EMC spokesman said that this was not an acquisition and SourceLabs remains an independent company. A number of SourceLabs staff are switching to EMC, but no other details of the purchase have been disclosed.
SourceLabs was founded in 2004 and currently offers open source software support and a middleware stack, Sash 2. Sash 2 is a development stack which combines components such as Apache Struts, the Spring Framework, the Hibernate persistence framework, Apache Axis SOAP engine and Apache Tomcat application server, to produce a integrated deployment platform. SourceLabs also run the Swik web site, an open source news and resources site. As an alternative to traditional support contracts, SourceLabs also offers a subscription service to an error database for Linux and Java, for users to search for their own issues.