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The $23 million deal gives the software company stronger footing in the increasingly crucial antivirus and antispam markets.
The programming language specialist says expansion plans are behind the resignation of founder and CEO Dick Hardt and the naming of a new board leader Nick Bedford.
ActiveState, a company that sells programming tools for open-source languages such as Perl, Python, Tcl and PHP, has named two new board members: George Reznik, vice president of finance at Pivotal Corporation, and Mark Sochan, vice president of business development at SAP Portals. In addition, the Vancouver, Canada, company named Frederick Fajardo as director of enterprise product management, Matt Herdon as director of product management and Steve Schumacher as software development manager.
Microsoft has hired ActiveState Tool Corporation to beef up the Windows features of the Perl programming language, an open-source technology.