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Open-source sprints for five days

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Last week 20 open-source gurus from around the world gathered in Santa Clara for a coding "sprint" to improve technology publicly available to businesses and individuals in the programming community.

The five-day coding extravaganza was organized by Cignex, an open-source services company that helps businesses choose and implement the new technology. This year's sprint focused on the improvement of a content management system called Plone.

"Cignex has brought about 20 of the top software developers from companies all over the world here to Santa Clara with one goal in mind: to accomplish more than a month's worth of work in five days," explained Navin Nagiah, chief executive officer of Cignex.

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