Global CMS and content infrastructure purveyor Day has added a handful of major contributors, from the annals of open source, to its senior developer team. Poaching from the resources of the open source movement is an activity of growing popularity. In particular, open source Web CMS offerings are less expensive and increasingly more user friendly than many enterprise counterparts. You can also count on an enthusiastic, auto-correcting bug-detector: the close-knit open source community itself. Earlier this year, Day first demonstrated its commitment to open source by contributing to the Apache Jackrabbit project. It looks like the relationships garnered in vitro have paid off. New senior developers in the Day family include: * Bertrand Delacretaz, a member of the Apache Software Foundation and contributor to other projects * Carsten Ziegeler of Portals PMC, Apache Cocoon and the Apache Felix project * Jukka Zitting, who joined the Apache Jackrabbit project three years ago and focuses on content repositories, from a primarily open source background * Thomas Mueller, the source developer of Hypersonic SQL -- the foundation of HSQLDB -- as well as PointBase Micro and the H2 Database Engine CTO David Nuescheler of Day beams, "These individuals are all veterans of the open source software industry with experience driving technical initiatives. Their commitment to innovation and operational excellence will deliver great value to our customers." Accolades from Nuescheler's mouth aren't taken lightly. The CTO is a rock star in his own right, having earned early praise for his work on JSR 283. Congrats and welcome to the new blood. Expectations, at least from Day, are clearly high.