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Laszlo and Dojo Announce Strategic AJAX Partnership

Dojo Toolkit to be Licensed, Laszlo Code to be Contributed

Under a new agreement between Laszlo Systems and the Dojo Foundation, the Dojo Toolkit will be licensed for use in Laszlo's open source projects and Laszlo, in turn, will contribute libraries to the Dojo Foundation, thereby furthering the advancement of the growing Ajax and open source communities at large.

Laszlo recently revealed that by the end of this year developers using OpenLaszlo will have the option to deploy their applications in Dynamic HTML (DHTML), in addition to the Flash runtime option that is currently available. Now by licensing the Dojo Toolkit and engaging the Foundation's vast community of contributors, OpenLaszlo's DHTML development will significantly benefit from the most robust, comprehensive library of cross-browser solutions and resources existing today. Laszlo will likewise make substantial contributions to the Dojo Foundation, enriching the overall functionality of the Toolkit and benefiting the Ajax development community in the process.

"We are pleased that Laszlo is so actively supporting non-proprietary development solutions and establishing their commitment to the future of Ajax, as evidenced by today's announcement," said Alex Russell (pictured above), co-founder of the Dojo Toolkit. "We're looking forward to working together on Laszlo's DHTML runtime now, and also towards a more integrated Ajax solution for Web application developers in the future."

"This is what open source is all about - combining communities and resources in order to enable a better solution and foster lasting change," said David Temkin (pictured left), founder and CTO at Laszlo. "We're excited to add Dojo to our growing list of supporters and couldn't ask for a better partner as we continue to broaden OpenLaszlo's unified runtimes and development capabilities."

Both Laszlo and Dojo are founding members of the Open Ajax technology collaboration, which they established along with industry titans IBM, Oracle, BEA, RedHat, Yahoo!, Google and others earlier this year.

"We worked across the industry to create Open Ajax in order to bring together disparate Ajax development environments, and to create a central body that would eventually determine the evolution of Ajax development standards and best practices," said David Boloker, chief technology officer of Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM Software Group. "Today's announcement embodies the basis of Open Ajax's principles and is a great win for the industry as a whole."

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AjaxWorld News Desk 04/26/06 09:32:10 PM EDT

Under this agreement, the Dojo Toolkit will be licensed for use in Laszlo's open source projects and Laszlo, in turn, will contribute libraries to the Dojo Foundation, thereby furthering the advancement of the growing Ajax and open source communities at large.