Australian Web developer Recall Design is enhancing its content management system offering after sifting through the remains of its collapsed competitor, N-Space, acquiring its intellectual property and key staff.
The Web developer has acquired all the rights and the source code to N-Space's WorkSpace CMS (content management system) suite of products, which also includes a workflow engine and configuration management tools.
According to Recall Design's Frank Falco, Recall will integrate the WorkSpace suite into its existing CMS product. There are a number of configurational congruences between Recall's existing CMS product and N-Space's WorkSpace suite that will make the blending of the technologies relatively simple.
"Our content management system is built on XML and Java just like WorkSpace is. They both use the same base technology," Falco said. "The base architecture is amazingly similar. I find it interesting that two teams tackling the same problem independently came up with a near-identical solution in terms of architecture."
Falco was not permitted to divulge how much Recall paid for the acquisition of the intellectual property.
Recall expects to recruit about four of N-Space's former developers.