Some people always ask us about the history of openM2 so here we go:
1998 - the Birth of openM2
Development first started in 1998. openM2 was initially developed under commercial conditions by the company intos it solutions.
The openM2 core and it components have undergone many iterations which subsequently led to a increasingly stable and optimized base. Parallel to the core improvements an ecosystem of customer specific solutions has been developed ranging from eCommerce solutions to various business collaborations platforms.
openM2 incorporates more than 80 years of development and constant refinement. All efforts from customer specific projects are not included.
2003 - the Sale of openM2
In the year 2003 the intellectual property rights for openM2 were acquired by the company comparo due to the insolvency of intos. Fortunately some of the former openM2 customers were eager to continue using the technology.
Consequently trinitec was founded in 2004 by former leading employees from intos. trinitec and comparo established a strategic partnership in order to support openM2 customers and further develop this project. An integral part of this strategic partnership was the decision to publish openM2 under an Open Source licence. The GNU Public Licence (GPL) was chosen for that purpose.
2005 - trinitec takes control
trinitec took over lead development of openM2 in the year 2005 and has been offering development und support services for openM2 customers since then.
Since that the openM2 core application has undergone many refinement cycles which finally led to the major version 3.x release in 2011. As a direct result of numerous customer projects a vast amount of specialized and tailorable components up to full blown business solutions are now available too.
Despite the open source licence openM2 has remained under the creative control of trinitec.