Open Source Community Embraces JetBrains Support Initiative

IntelliJ IDEA in use at more than 150 open source projects; including many widely acclaimed Apache Java projects

May 19, 2005

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — May 19, 2005 — JetBrains™, Inc., creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools, announced today that the recently launched Open Source Support Initiative has been broadly accepted by the open source developer community. In February, JetBrains began making free licenses for its acclaimed IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE available to qualifying open-source developers. Since then, developers from more than 150 open source projects have qualified to receive free renewable annual licenses for the preferred integrated development environment for top-level Java developers. To date, IntelliJ IDEA is in use by Apache developers in over 60% of Java development projects.

“We welcome JetBrains contributions,” Said Dirk-Willem van Gulik, President, Apache Software Foundation. “Their intelligent platform and tools help our open source community develop robust, industrial-strength code, more quickly and more effectively.”

“We are extremely gratified at the enthusiastic reception the entire Open Source community has given our Open Source Support Initiative,” said Eugene Belyaev, JetBrains President and CTO. “This acceptance and support of IntelliJ IDEA and its innovations by open source developers underscore our special position in the extremely competitive and shifting Java IDE marketplace.”

Apache participants receiving licenses include members of the widely acclaimed Ant project, Geronimo, Tomcat, Tapestry, Maven and Struts projects, to name a few. Other open-source projects receiving licenses include BeanShell, CruiseControl, JBoss Portal and AOP Aspect Libraries, JPublish, Jython, Open Symphony, and Spring Framework. A complete list of Open Source projects using the JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 IDE under the Open Source Support Initiative can be seen at

The JetBrains Open Source Support Initiative is an ongoing program. Developers participating in any qualifying Open Source effort are eligible and encouraged to apply for free, renewable one-year IntelliJ IDEA user licenses. Details on how to qualify a project are available at Commercial developers may obtain free, fully functional 30-day evaluation copies of IntelliJ IDEA 4.5 at

About JetBrains, Inc.
JetBrains, Inc. is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java integrated development environment, IntelliJ IDEA (see details on the Web at JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see

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