Synapse Wireless Releases SNAP Application Code Under EPL Open Source License

Synapse Wireless begins releasing applications to the open source community under the Eclipse Public License. It also created and is sponsoring a community-driven application development organization called OpenSNAP.org.
By: J. Chandler Hall
 
April 16, 2010 - PRLog -- Huntsville, Alabama – April 16, 2010 – Synapse Wireless®, Inc. today announced the initial release of SNAP Application code to the open source community under the Eclipse Public License (EPL) and the creation of OpenSNAP.org due to requests from customers and its large user forum. Synapse’s user forum has hundreds of application modules or functions submitted by its employees and customers, as well as almost 1000 registered individual SNAP developers. Contributing EPL-based open source code provides this large community rapid, accelerated application development while also protecting their commercial releases.  

The EPL, a business-friendly free software license, is approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and is listed as a free software license by the Free Software Foundation (FSF). It protects both contributors of software as well as authors or companies that want to create related, but separate, modules of software by allowing them to be licensed independently, including under a commercial license.

Synapse is releasing this SNAP application code at OpenSNAP.org, a community organization that provides a central group for collection and promotion of open source development for applications using the SNAP network operating system. More information about OpenSNAP.org can be found at http://OpenSNAP.org.

“Our customers have been exchanging and sharing application level code for use within our forum community for years,” said Wade Patterson, president and CEO. “We are excited to formalize an open source approach for our large, and growing, development community.”

About Synapse Wireless, Inc.
Synapse Wireless, Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama, is driving innovation in the machine-to-machine (M2M) communication market. This market is projected to grow to $14 billion by 2013. Synapse provides intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system. Synapse’s Portal™ and SNAP® Connect provide a complete software development environment for easy application development and fast time to revenue. Synapse RF Engine® modules have achieved ZigBee® Compliant Platform (ZCP) certification. Synapse Design Services provides comprehensive design and implementation support for OEMs and partners. For more information, visit: http://www.Synapse-Wireless.com  

Synapse and the Synapse logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Synapse Wireless, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Synapse products are patent pending. © Synapse Wireless Inc. 2010. All Synapse® products are patent pending.

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Synapse Wireless, Inc., drives innovation in the M2M communication market, by providing intelligent, wireless control and monitoring based on the SNAP® network operating system, and a S/W development environment for easy, fast application development.
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