Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Olive Platform Gets Sold
Another 3rd rate technology - compared to SL Enterprise or Nortel's system (named Project Chainsaw - stupid!;) for example. But at least Forterra was early in the virtual worlds for enterprise game. "SAIC, government contractor to groups like the Department of Defense and Homeland Security, has just purchased Forterra System’s On-Live Interactive Virtual Environment product known as OLIVE. In the acquisition they got all names, trademarks, and licenses, indicating that they plan to get into the virtual world space in the near future.
“We look forward to working with current and future OLIVE license holders to support and extend the platform,” said Bev Seay, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “We see virtual worlds as the direction of the future in modeling and simulation – emphasis on interpersonal interaction and collaboration enables us to take our products in new directions, and to new markets.”