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Liferay Unveils New Community Ideation Initiative

Freshly launched dashboard to promote ideas, drive engagement with community of portal developers, users, and partners

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — (March 26, 2013) — Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class open source portal, announced today the launch of a new Ideation initiative designed to foster the development of new products and features for the Liferay Portal platform. The initiative is aimed to empower Liferay's worldwide community of users, customers and partners to better coordinate the technical resources and business requirements needed to develop new features for Liferay's products and create new apps that can be delivered through Liferay Marketplace, the company's public apps repository.

Liferay's new Ideation initiative includes the launch of a dynamic, easy-to-use dashboard of product and feature ideas and a more streamlined ideation process. In the new Ideas Dashboard, community members can quickly see the most popular feature requests, champion app ideas to the community, and get a direct feed of upcoming features for Liferay products. This allows Liferay community members to actively participate in setting the direction of Liferay's products and to discover new ideas to implement for their own projects.

The dashboard also serves as a springboard for those wanting to develop apps for Liferay Marketplace. Developers can find other community members to participate in defining and developing new apps, which may not be on the company's road map, and use the Marketplace to make their apps available to the public. Liferay initially launched the Marketplace with over 70 apps and themes developed internally, and is now accepting third-party apps from its partners and community members.

"We are proud to say that Liferay from the outset has enjoyed a close relationship with its talented and dedicated community, and together we have made significant gains in raising the profile of open source software among enterprises," said James Falkner, Liferay's Community Manager. "We hope this effort will help us better gather and put into action the innovative ideas of our community while empowering individuals to add their own unique voices to the advancement of the Liferay platform."

Many key features in today's Liferay Portal have originated from Liferay's community, which generates thousands of feature suggestions each year and now number more than 85,000 members. Examples include Faceted Search, which debuted in Liferay Portal 6.1, and features that are now fixtures in the portal platform such as Communities, Virtual Hosts, Translations and Control Panel. With this new initiative, community members have a new way to propose and promote ideas of their own.

To contribute ideas to the Liferay community, visit the dashboard at www.liferay.com/community/ideas.

For more information about Liferay and its products, please visit www.liferay.com.

Über Liferay

Liferay entwickelt Software, mit der Unternehmen aller Größenordnungen für das Web, für mobile Endgeräte und für das Internet der Dinge ein durchgängiges digitales Erlebnis gestalten können. Liferays Open-Source-Plattform bietet innovative, zukunftsfähige und sichere Funktionalitäten zur Umsetzung einer digitalen Business-Strategie, die das Intranet, Extranet sowie den Webauftritt einschließen. Zu den Kunden zählen Kleinunternehmen, Mittelständler und auch Großunternehmen aus dem Finanzdienstleistungssektor, dem Gesundheitswesen, der öffentlichen Verwaltung sowie aus Versicherungen, Einzelhandel, Fertigungsindustrie und vielen anderen Branchen. Mit 22 Büros und einem internationalen Partnernetzwerk ist Liferay auf allen Kontinenten vertreten.  Mehr als 190.000 registrierte Mitglieder der Liferay Community begleiten die Entwicklung. Die europäische Zentrale sowie die Geschäftsleitung für die DACH Region befinden sich am Standort Eschborn bei Frankfurt am Main. Weitere Informationen finden sich unter www.liferay.com

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