Open Text Corporation announced the release of the BASIS Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) and BASIS Perl DBI Drivers, enhancing the accessibility and openness of BASIS Web applications and advancing BASIS integration with Open Text’s collaborative portal solution, MyLivelink. The BASIS JDBC Driver enables Web developers to build applications that take advantage of such BASIS features as searching against hybrid databases of relational, bibliographic, and textual information. The BASIS Perl DBI Driver exposes BASIS server functionality through Perl, thereby extending the ability to customize Open Text’s BASIS WEBserver product. The BASIS Perl DBI Driver is an Open Source Initiative – this means that binary and source code is licensed at no charge, encouraging BASIS customers around the world to contribute their own functional extensions to the product. The BASIS JDBC Driver is available now and is priced at $15,000 US per BASIS server. The BASIS Perl DBI Driver will be available by November 1 and is licensed under the terms required by the Open Source Initiative. www.opentext.com.

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