A little over a month ago, I blogged about an upsetting discovery that Pierre Marmignon of Overlap Group in France was being sued by RES Software for releasing a freeware User Environment Management tool. Many people in the server based computing space were really upset with this lawsuit and thought that RES was making a big mistake. I just received notification from RES’s PR firm that this issue has been mutally resolved and that Pierre will be allowed to continue with VUEM development. Apparently it was all just a big misunderstanding. Hooray!
Here’s the text of the PR release:
OVESYS and RES Software Reaffirm Partnership Agreement
OVESYS, a subsidiary of OVERLAP Groupe, and RES Software entered into a distribution agreement for RES software products on January 10, 2009. A number of reports have recently circulated regarding this partnership, and RES Software and OVESYS would like to confirm that any misunderstandings between the two organizations have been resolved. Both RES Software and OVESYS have reaffirmed that their partnership status has returned to its previous standing, and both companies are committed to continuing to work together to grow business within France.
OVESYS is a specialist in the integration of IT infrastructure solutions. The company does not develop its own technologies, and the only applications that can be brought to market by OVESYS are those of its partners, including RES Software — a Dutch-based company that has developed a wide range of software solutions for virtual desktop environments. RES Software products can be important components of desktop virtualization projects that OVESYS offers its customers.
“RES Software is a strong member of the French IT community and we highly value our partner relationships with companies such as OVESYS – OVERLAP Groupe,” said Philippe Pech, RES Software France Managing Director. “It is important for us to continue to deliver excellent products and solutions together with our partners to better serve our French customers.”
“RES Software delivers valuable products in the emerging virtual desktop category, which we feel is one of the strongest growth areas for IT in the next several years,” said Stéphane Deliry, OVERLAP Groupe Managing Director.
About OVERLAP Groupe
OVERLAP Groupe is a leading French company for the integration and management of high-end computing infrastructure solutions. The group offers support in the transformation of its customers’ infrastructure with service offerings ranging from virtualization to outsourcing, including support and funding while continuing to be a major partner of the largest companies in the industry (IBM, HP, Oracle, Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Symantec, etc.). The search for innovation for its customers is a strategic component for the group including Cloud Computing which is at the heart of its current developments. OVERLAP Groupe was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France
OVERLAP Groupe is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment C), the capital of OVERLAP Groupe consists of 3,756,400 shares.
OVERLAP Action Groupe – ISIN code: FR0010759530 – Ticker: OVG
BSAAR OVERLAP Groupe – ISIN code: FR0010681569 – Ticker: OVGBS
Bonds OVERLAP Groupe – ISIN code: FR0010681551
OVERLAP Groupe is a member of MiddleNext.
About RES Software
RES Software, the proven leader in dynamic desktop solutions, is driving a transformation in the way organizations manage, maintain and reduce the cost of their desktop infrastructure. The RES Software award-winning, patented products enable IT professionals to manage and deliver secure, personalized and compliant desktops independent of the underlying computing infrastructure – thin clients, virtual desktops, physical desktops, or server-based computing environments. The company empowers customers, from small to medium-sized businesses to global enterprises, to reduce desktop complexity and meet the essential needs of a dynamic workforce that requires on-demand access to their personalized workspaces. For more information, follow updates on Twitter @ressoftware and visit www.ressoftware.com.