February 17th, 2005
Afternoon Session: Doug Dumitru presented a technical overview of the OpenQM initiative.

Evening Session: Doug Dumitru of OpenQM discussed an exciting new development,  the OpenMV initiative.

  The goal of the OpenMV Initiative is to open new markets and customers by dramatically lowering the cost of deploying MultiValue solutions.

  The first step in this initiative is OpenQM. OpenQM is the only commercially usable MultiValue database currently available under the General Public License. This means that within the terms of the GPL, OpenQM can be freely used and distributed.

  For commercial users, a list price of less than one fifth of the price of some other MultiValue products and no mandatory support contracts makes the total cost of ownership of an OpenQM database highly attractive.