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Sophos Acquires ActiveState for its Anti-SPAM Expertise

Martin O'Donnell pointed out that ActiveState has been acquired by Sophos. ActiveState is a leader in the design of OpenSource software development tools, but has recently achieved major success in development of server-level anti-SPAM software. Sophos is an anti-virus software developer that had begun to develop email filtering tools, but had been more successful in the anti-virus part of email filtering market prior to the acquisition.

The ActiveState Language tools, ASPN Perl, ASPN Tcl, Komodo, and related products are particularly important to Microsoft Windows users who are committed to incorporating OpenSource into their work environments. Both companies stated that they remail committed to marketing these tools under the ActiveState name in the future. We hope that they live up to that commitment.

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