Press Release: FileMaker Pro V6 Photo Application Released Under Open Source Protocols
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FILEMAKER PRO V6 PHOTO APPLICATION RELEASED UNDER OPEN SOURCE PROTOCOLS
LOS ANGELES, CA - July 15, 2002 - Absolute Advantage, Inc. has just released Absolute Photo, a photo archiving application utilizing the new graphic importing features of FileMaker Pro, Version 6.
What Absolute Photo Does
This software is licensed under "Open Source" protocols. This means that it may be used for free, given away, modified, in fact used in any way, except no money may be charged for it, the opening screen eliminated, and it may not be bundled with a commercial package except as part of a bundle of other free or open source software. Any modifications made in the software become part of the open source licensing agreement.
Why We Are Doing This
At its core, Absolute Photo is a very simple piece of software: it stores and prints your photos. It's true utility will only be achieved after it has extensive printer specific programming, and innumerable page layout options. By releasing the software as "Open Source" Absolute Advantage is encouraging the FileMaker development community to contribute these elements.
Absolute Advantage will act as a repository for the "Gold" version of the software. Any developers that contribute will be credited on the opening screen. Programming contributions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Gossom, chief programmer of the software notes: "I wrote this because I got tired of my daughter complaining about not being able to find, access and print her digital photos the way she wanted with the commercial program(s) that came with her camera and printers. It occurred to me that with the new photo import capabilities of FMP V6 it would be easy to create a simple solution. This is it. It's pretty simple, but does the job for her. There is obviously a lot more that can be done with it, so help us (and everyone else) out."
Obtaining Absolute Photo
Absolute Photo can be downloaded from the Absolute Advantage web site.
About Absolute Advantage
Absolute Advantage, Inc. has been helping Southern California businesses maximize their technology investments since 1987. With extensive business experience Absolute Advantage is a leading proponent of "ERP for the Rest of Us" - allowing small businesses to achieve the same benefits of company-wide systems integration usually reserved for much larger organizations.
FileMaker is a leader in workgroup database software. FileMaker lets departments and teams create and share databases to manage and track projects, assets and people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
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