eXo Platform

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eXo Platform
Founded Paris, France
(June 1, 2003; 14 years ago (2003-06-01))
Founder Benjamin Mestrallet, Founder and CEO
Headquarters eXo Platform, San Francisco, California, California, U.S.
Number of locations
4 offices on 4 continents. Offices located in the U.S., France, Tunisia and Vietnam.
Area served
Products eXo Platform
Website www.exoplatform.com

eXo Platform is the editor of the eponymous software eXo Platform, an open source, standard-based, Enterprise Social Collaboration Platform[1] written in Java and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. The platform is sold and distributed by eXo Platform, a global company with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, California, global headquarters in France, and offices in Tunisia and Vietnam.[2]


eXo Platform started in 2002 as an implementation of the JSR168 - Portlet API specification. Several introduction articles were then published between 2003 and 2005 on TheServerSide Java news website.[3][4] As a side effect, the eXo Platform Project grew into a company - eXo - in 2003, as a response to a customer demand, the U.S. Department of Defense (United States Joint Forces Command).[5]

Late 2005, eXo Platform v2 was released.[6][7] In 2006 eXo introduced the WebOS concept where an Enterprise Portal Layout could reproduce a Desktop UI.[8][9]

In May 2013, the 4th and current version of eXo Platform was introduced with a strong focus on Social Network and Social Integration capabilities.[10][11] By December 2013, eXo went further in its evolution to a social enterprise platform and launched a cloud based intranet offer.[12]


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