Our open source friends at Alfresco (news, site) are branching out to the Lone Star State via a strategic partnership. Blue Fish Development Group, a Texas based ECM consulting and application development outfit, announced earlier this week that they will join the Alfresco Software Gold Partner Program.

While Alfresco is contemplating whether or not bigger really is better, Blue Fish will presumably be swimming in its decision to embrace enterprise open source. The openness of the platform comes with the support of a very large community, making it both easier to innovate with Alfresco and better serve clients at a lower cost.

“We’re very excited to have Blue Fish join our team,” said John Newton, CTO and Chairman of Alfresco. “Blue Fish has a track record of successfully delivering creative ECM solutions, building ECM user communities to share knowledge and solving challenging business problems for Fortune 1000 companies. They bring to open source ECM invaluable expertise based on over a decade of development on traditional ECM systems.”

The two teams will be  kicking off the partnership with a joint webinar on the 25th of this month. For more information about the webinar including a sign up sheet, move along this way. And while you're at it, why not take a peek at our events list as well?