Mort Bay has been a successful small open source services company for over 10 years. But the business of open source is changing and is there is more demand for support and services from larger organizations. Thus Mort Bay has partnered with
Exist to form Webtide and joined a family of open source companies based around Simulalabs that includes Logicblaze (activemq/servicemix) and Mergere (maven).

We will continue to provide the same training, development and support services, but with Webtide we will be able to scale our offerrings to a higher level of professionalism.

If you are at OScon Portland, then please come to our briefing and get-together at the Red Lion this Friday evening.

Webtide is an new services company that provides training, development and support for web 2.0 applications, with particular focus on the server side of scalable Ajax Comet solutions. Webtide can train or mentor your engineers in these emerging technologies, provide open outsourced development and give you the assurance of 24×7 support.

Webtide is a joint venture between Mort Bay Consulting, the creator of the highly regarded Jetty open source Java web container, and Exist, a premier software development company supporting open source technology. Webtide will be formally launched during the O~@~YReilly Open Source Convention in Poortland, Oregon on July 24-28, 2006.

To learn more about Webtide and its products please visit the Webtide booth (Booth 723) at the OSCon Exhibit Area. There will also be a Webtide Product Briefing on July 27, 2006, 6:15-7:15pm at the Broadway Room, 6th Flr of the Red Lion Hotel, 1021 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR. The first 30 registered participants will get a chance to win an HP iPAQ running Jetty. For more info, please email or visit

Introducing Webtide