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Open-source firm names board members

Sleepycat Software, a company providing commercial support for the open-source Berkeley Database software, has named two new members to its board. The new members are Clyde Johnston, former chief executive of Innosoft until Sun Microsystems acquired the software company in 2000, and Guy Henshaw, managing director of consultancy Henshaw Vierra Management Counsel. Numerous companies are backing the open-source movement in which people may share, change and distribute a software's underlying programming instructions for free. Sleepycat, a private company, said it's been profitable for the last five years. Its database software is geared for "embedded" computing devices--non-PC systems that run everything from network routers to elevators.

Sleepycat Software, a company providing commercial support for the open-source Berkeley Database software, has named two new members to its board. The new members are Clyde Johnston, former chief executive of Innosoft until Sun Microsystems acquired the software company in 2000, and Guy Henshaw, managing director of consultancy Henshaw Vierra Management Counsel.

Numerous companies are backing the open-source movement in which people may share, change and distribute a software's underlying programming instructions for free. Sleepycat, a private company, said it's been profitable for the last five years. Its database software is geared for "embedded" computing devices--non-PC systems that run everything from network routers to elevators.