ActiveState & HP Partner on ActivePerl for HP-UX

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – August 13, 2002 – ActiveState Corp., the leader in open language-based software, services, and resources, and HP (NYSE:HPQ) announce a new agreement for optimizing the most popular open source programming language, Perl, for the HP-UX operating system. ActiveState's quality-assured distribution of Perl, ActivePerl, is now available for HP-UX 11.0 and HP-UX 11i, which is ranked the #1 UNIX platform in the world according to DH Brown's 2002 UNIX Function Review. ActivePerl is supported on systems running HP-UX 11.0/11i PA-RISC and HP-UX 11i for the Intel Itanium Processor Family.

"We're delighted to work with HP to extend ActiveState's Perl initiatives on additional UNIX platforms. We've had over one million ActivePerl downloads in the past year, and now an even wider range of enterprise users will be able to take advantage of the power of Perl on the HP-UX platform," said Shawn Thomas, Director, Business Development, ActiveState.

"It's been great working with ActiveState on this project to extend ActivePerl's platform list to include HP-UX," said Mary Kwan, HP-UX 11i Product Marketing Manager from HP. "Their contribution to the community is invaluable to users who want the ease of use, reliability, and technical services that ActivePerl provides."

Under this agreement, ActiveState is porting ActivePerl to HP-UX and ensuring the easy installation and management of Perl extensions on HP-UX through ActiveState's Perl Package Manager (PPM). ActiveState is also providing technical support to HP Support centers. To obtain a free download, visit HP software depot.

About ActiveState Corp. ActiveState is the leader in open language-based software, services, and resources. Our solutions are used by 72% of the Fortune 500 and encompass cross-platform and Web services development, and server-side email management. Our key technologies are Perl, PHP, Python, Tcl, and XSLT. ActiveState’s solutions empower people through computing, minimizing obstacles for programmers, and increasing productivity in the enterprise.

About HP HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its merger transaction involving Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. The company would have had combined revenue on a pro forma basis with the Compaq transaction of approximately $81.1 billion in fiscal 2001 and has operations in more than 160 countries. Media and Analyst Contact: Lori Pike, ActiveState Mary Kwan, HP

ActiveState Corporation 2002. ActiveState and ActivePerl are trademarks of ActiveState Corp. All other company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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