ActiveState Joins Parrot Foundation Advisory Board

ActiveState, commercial provider of tools and support for dynamic languages, has joined the Parrot Foundation's advisory board.

The Parrot Foundation advisory board is made up of a select group of companies who can offer perspective and experience on the current and future applications of the Parrot virtual machine and related language implementations. The advisory board is a channel for its members to share in the development of the project and contribute feedback on features, languages, and tools to aid in focusing development efforts on areas of greatest impact.

"ActiveState has been working successfully with dynamic languages and the various communities for over 10 years ," said Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState. "Our company was built on open source and we're proud to support the Parrot Foundation as a member of the advisory board."

Allison Randal, chairman of the Parrot Foundation, added, "ActiveState has been a steady community partner to open source dynamic languages like Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl. As we prepare for the 1.0 production release of Parrot, we look forward to working with ActiveState, benefiting from their extensive experience supplying enterprise customers with professional solutions for developing and deploying dynamic language applications."

About ActiveState

ActiveState creates professional software development tools, programming language distributions and business solutions for dynamic languages. We focus on building Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript and Tcl technologies that just work. By solving complex problems and producing cool and useful applications, we help people live more productive and enjoyable lives. Organizations look to ActiveState to provide the stability and support they need in their business initiatives that take advantage of the power of dynamic languages. For more information visit

About Parrot Foundation

The Parrot Foundation is a membership-based non-profit organization, providing technical, legal, and organizational infrastructure for the Parrot open source software project. It supports the open source community for the Parrot virtual machine, tools, libraries, and computer language implementations, and promotes innovation in virtual machine technology and dynamic languages. For more information on the Parrot Foundation, see