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Burlington, MA - July 17, 2001- OpenLink Software, Inc., a leading provider of Universal Data Access Middleware, today announces the immediate availability of version 3.0.5 of the Open Source iODBC SDK for Mac OS Classic and Mac OS X. This release enables the development of ODBC version 3.5 drivers and applications; it also includes a native Graphical ODBC Administrator for Mac OS X and Mac OS 9, and an ODBC Driver Manager component that supports both ODBC 2.x and ODBC 3.x drivers and applications.

“OpenLink is firmly committed to empowering Mac end-users and developer’s, by giving them the ability to use and develop database independent applications respectively. To that end, iODBC is released under a dual Open Source license, and may be distributed under either the BSD or LGPL license”, said Andrew Hill, Director of Technology Evangelism at OpenLink Software.

“It’s a great benefit to REALbasic developers that OpenLink has released the iODBC Driver Manager for the Mac.” said Lorin Rivers, Product Manager for REAL Software’s REALbasic. “We’re glad that OpenLink had made this commitment to the Mac developer community, ensuring application developers will have access to standards compliant ODBC libraries and drivers.”

“OpenLink has been a constant in the Data Access world from since 1993, without faltering. It has maintained a focus on empowering Users and Developers alike, consistently providing high-performance data access technology across all mainstream platforms", said Kingsley Idehen, President & CEO at OpenLink Software.

"Our product portfolio for the Macintosh includes the iODBC SDK, iODBC Driver Manager, a complete set of high-performance ODBC and JDBC Drivers , plus the Virtuoso Internet Data Integration server, OpenLink proudly continues its tradition of supporting database independence and adherence to key Web & Internet standards", he added.


About OpenLink Software

OpenLink Software is a privately held software company with offices in the U.S.A., United Kingdom, France, and Malaysia. The company develops and deploys critical and industry-leading Internet & Web Infrastructure technology, this includes high-performance and platform independent drivers for ODBC and JDBC, it also includes the industry acclaimed Virtuoso Internet Data Integration Server.


For additional information on OpenLink Software, please visit: http://www.openlinksw.co.uk
For more information on iODBC, and to download the iODBC SDK or Driver Manager, please visit http://www.iodbc.org

Contact:

Caroline Idehen
OpenLink Software UK
cidehen@openlinksw.co.uk

Andrew Hill
Director Technology Evangelism
OpenLink Software, Inc.
ahill@openlinksw.com
781-273-0900




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