Matra Datavision and MandrakeSoft Announce Partnership to Develop Linux-Based Graphic Modeling Applications

Matra Datavision and MandrakeSoft have announced a technical agreement involving Open CASCADE, the set of Open Source C++ components for 3D applications and Linux-Mandrake, one of the most popular distributions of Linux worldwide. Under the terms of this agreement, Open CASCADE supports the Linux-Mandrake Operating System as its preferred Linux platform; Open CASCADE is referenced by MandrakeSoft as the solution for developing specific 3D modeling applications on Linux-Mandrake. The purpose of this partnership is to offer developers of technical and scientific graphic applications from industry and research a complete solution for developing their applications on Linux using market-tested Open Source modeling components. This suite offers an excellent cost effective and highly flexible alternative to proprietary modeling kernels. Matra Datavision received the awards for "Best Product of the Year" and "Best Linux-Distribution/Server" at LinuxWorld Expo 99. The company has signed a strategic partnership with the American publisher MacMillan, and a distribution agreement with Kasper. In the months of July and August 1999, Linux-MandrakeSoft held the number one spot in Linux sales for all of North America, thanks to the MacMillan edition. Open CASCADE is available for free downloading since December 20 1999 and offers a complete range of services for training and support of Open CASCADE users, as well as a highly qualified team for turn key application development.