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welocalize and clay tablet partner on integration of open source translation management system

Open source TMS is now “open to any source”

Boston, Massachusetts, USA – December 2, 2008 – The forthcoming GlobalSight open source Translation Management System (TMS), sponsored by Welocalize, will provide support for Clay Tablet 2.0 to enable connectivity to a wide variety of content management systems (CMS) or content repositories. This approach ensures “out of the box” connectivity to a wide range of CMS’ and integration possibilities with most others.

GlobalSight will launch on January 5, 2009 as the first open source TMS product that provides a scalable translation management platform for companies to manage, translate and deliver global content. Current development efforts have focused on transitioning the product to open source by replacing several third-party software components with open source equivalents.

“As we are approaching our launch date to release a more scalable version of GlobalSight, we cannot meet all requests for enhancements – those will be addressed by the open source community,” explains Gary Prioste, VP of Technology Services at Welocalize. “However, from our conversations with the community, we’ve discovered that a top priority for 2009 is integration with external content repositories and business processes. Clay Tablet 2.0 provides a neutral and prevalent platform to connect with a wide variety of content repositories. By using the Clay Tablet SDK, GlobalSight users will be able to connect quickly and easily to their content management system of choice.”

“We’re very excited to help with this unique initiative,” commented Clay Tablet Technologies CEO and founder, Robinson Kelly. “GlobalSight users will be able to use our widely available SDK to create connections to any suitable CMS or content repository, speeding development for efficient content connections to GlobalSight. Clay Tablet’s neutral, any-to-any approach to connectivity perfectly echoes Welocalize’s commitment to open-source translation management, giving clients a broad range of easily implemented, affordable solutions.”

About GlobalSight

GlobalSight is a collaborative, open source initiative to develop a flexible and sustainable Translation Management System (TMS) that leverages the best ideas and addresses the true needs of the industry. In this non-captive community, participants are free to discuss, discover and build upon a translation process automation tool that provides choice and flexibility—and can be shared by all.

The direction and development of the GlobalSight Open Source Initiative is dictated by community members. For more information and to join the community, please visit www.globalsight.com.

About Welocalize

Welocalize offers integrated globalization services for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. In response to unique customer needs, we provide globalization consulting, translation, localization and testing solutions that manage risk, improve repeatability and ensure transfer of knowledge from project to project.

Our clients include Autodesk, Inc.; Canon; Cisco Systems; Computer Associates; IBM; Microsoft; Sun; Symantec and Xerox. With over 400 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains 9 offices in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China . Please visit www.welocalize.com for more information.

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