"Embarcadero, Minitab, and Rosetta Stone are great examples of what BSA stands for, namely innovation, growth and progress in a globally connected economy," said Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of BSA. "The addition of these members continues a five-year trend of rising overall membership and strengthens BSA's global voice, scale, and influence."
BSA now has 27 Worldwide and Policy Council Members, many of them household names; plus another 56 members who participate at the regional-level or in specific BSA programmes. BSA also has active working relationships with more than 150 industry associations worldwide, making it uniquely influential and connected.
"We are mindful that in challenging economic times, companies do not make such commitments lightly," Holleyman added. "Our membership is growing because BSA delivers real value through our anti-piracy work, policy advocacy, and public education. And because BSA is largely self-funded, we are able to invest significantly more in creating a favorable environment for software than we could if we relied on fees alone."
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation.
"Embarcadero empowers the world's leading IT innovators and developers to meet the challenges of an ever-more connected world," said Ludovic Neveu, EMEA sales director for Embarcadero Technologies. "BSA is a natural partner for us, given their track record in promoting a safe and legal digital world. We look forward to working with them."
BSA's other new Worldwide Members, who are participating in other regions, are Minitab and Rosetta Stone. Minitab Inc. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users. Rosetta Stone Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of language-learning software.
The Business Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the foremost organisation dedicated to promoting a safe and legal digital world. BSA is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members represent one of the fastest growing industries in the world. BSA programmes foster technology innovation through education and policy initiatives that promote copyright protection, cyber security, trade and e-commerce. BSA members include: Adobe, Altium, Apple, Autodesk, Bentley Systems, CNC, Corel, CyberLink, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation, Embarcadero, Famatech, Graphisoft, Microsoft, Mindjet, Quark, Siemens, Symantec, Tekla and The MathWorks.