Today, OSBC starts just around the corner from our offices at the Argent Hotel. Based on the preview articles that are popping up, it looks like it's shaping up to be another active event for open source. This Cnet article includes a teaser on our announcement for today, as does this InfoWorld piece. We're constantly adding to our Compliance Library, but we decided to take advantage of the buzz around OSBC to give an update with this press release. The Library is expanding from 3 billion to over 5 billion recorded source code fingerprints. We also have the unique ability to scan for third-party code, even if users do not have access to source code. To support this, the Library is expanding from 200 million to 300 million recorded binary file fingerprints and from 8 million to 9 million recorded Java namespace names. We're also pleased to announce that for the first time, we're working directly with SpikeSource to include components that make up their tested Spike Stacks, along with their compatibility guidelines. We're also working directly with the Eclipse Foundation, where we are a member, to ensure we have a comprehensive repository of Eclipse components.
If you're attending OSBC, swing by our session on Weds. at 3:15 p.m., where we'll be talking about open source and the M&A process. We've got a great line-up with Sherman Chu, Director, Licensing & Technology at Cisco; Stephen Gillespie, a Partner at law firm Fenwick & West; Stephen A. Mutkoski, a Senior Attorney at Microsoft; and Richard Vieira, a Managing Director at Jeffries Broadview, the prestigious investment banking firm.
On a separate note, Palamida co-founder Theresa Friday braved the New England weather to attend an MIT Enterprise Forum conference on open source this past Saturday, where she spoke on an Entrepreneurs panel that included Andy Astor from EnterpriseDB. The JBoss rumors were the talk of the day, as Marc Fleury was the closing speaker. eWeek ran this wrapup, which includes the funny story of Fleury's wife's (understandable) reaction when he told her he was going to sell free software.
When asked if he had an exit strategy when he started the company, he apparently replied, "There was never an exit strategy; there was a naked ambition." That's probably the best advice for the entrepreneurs who attended.