Open Source Companies Kicking Tail

Red Herring just announced the finalists for the first ever Red Herring Global 100 award, and we are happy to be one of them! The companies that made the final cut were selected from the winners and runners up for the Red Herring 100 awards in the US, Europe and Asia over the last 3 years. Out of the 1800 companies eligible, 200 were selected as finalists, and the 100 winners will be announced on December 3rd at the Red Herring conference in Seattle.

Out of the 200 finalists, only 19 are software companies (actually, only 16 are classified as software companies - Openbravo, Pentaho and Green Plum are listed in the Internet & Services category, for some reason.) Out of those, 8 have businesses based around open source software. It is great to see that nearly 50% of the 'most promising privately held software companies in the world' are open source companies, and that several of those are also BitRock customers. Congratulations to Alfresco, Collabnet, Funambol, Green Plum, Ingres, Pentaho and Openbravo. We're honored to have been included in such an impressive group.


Support for Mac OS X Leopard

Older versions of InstallBuilder will not work on OS X Leopard. If you need to support this version, you can download a preview of our upcoming 5.2.0 release

We are still working on fixing some issues. In particular, installers generated with this version will not work on Mac OS X 10.2. We know this version is considered 'ancient' but is still important to some of our customers, so we are currently looking at ways to address this. Please give the installers a try and let us know what you think.