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The open source software from former e-commerce poster child Zelerate will live on, despite the company's demise in March, former boss Rob Ferber has promised.

The All Commerce software was issued under the GNU General Public License, and boasted customers such as MCI, before joining the dot.com deadpool. In an update posted at the weekend, co-founder Rob Ferber said that trademarks will be relocated to a 'neutral party', "to get the[m] clear of the wreckage", and added he'd withdraw his patent applications if necessary:-

"I filed them in a hurry, and can break them if it becomes an issue," he wrote.

Linux security company Guardian Digital is one of several companies who've picked up the ball.

Ferber started Zelerate, originally as OpenSales Inc with his unrelated namesake Glenn, with cash accrued from the former's stint as eToys CTO. When the VC cash ran dry, Ferber met the final months' wages out of his own pocket according to former employees.

Ferber also said that he's been undertaking a rewrite, "which is now operable and very fast (this includes the full metadata abstraction layer, delocalized transaction engine, database blind farming, etc...)" for which er, "it might be a good idea to rename the project". ®

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