Thursday, October 07, 2004

InfoWorld: Kim Polese returns as head of SpikeSource

InfoWorld: Kim Polese returns as head of SpikeSource "Kim Polese, the woman who coined the term "Java," has found a new job. At the Web 2.0 conference here Thursday, she will unveil a startup called SpikeSource that will provide enterprise support services for open-source software.
The 30-person Bay Area company was founded in 2003 by Chief Technology Officer Murugan Pal, formerly a consultant with SpikeSource investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who was at one time a principal developer in Oracle (Profile, Products, Articles) Corp.'s application server division. Polese, a founder of software vendor Marimba Inc., was hired as chief executive officer (CEO) in the last few months.
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SpikeSource's services will be similar to those being prepared by another venture-captial backed startup, SourceLabs Inc., which was publicly announced last week.
"We're both clearly in the same new market," Polese said of SourceLabs. "That's a good thing. Competition makes markets."
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