BigLever Software Customer, HomeAway, Inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 13th International Software Product Line Conference

AUSTIN, Texas - November 17, 2009 - BigLever Software™, a leading provider of software product line development framework, tools and services, announced today that its customer, HomeAway, Inc., was recently inducted into the Software Product Line Hall of Fame at the 13th International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC 2009). By utilizing the Gears SPL Engineering Tool and Lifecycle Framework from BigLever, HomeAway®, the world's leading vacation rental marketplace, has built one of the most successful software product lines (SPL) in the online rental vacation industry. With its induction into the Hall of Fame, the HomeAway product line implementation earns the highest achievement in the SPL field.

“It is an honor to be inducted into the Software Product Line Hall of Fame and acknowledged by our peers for our efforts,” says Ross Buhrdorf, chief technology officer at HomeAway. “Our software product line approach - and our work with BigLever - has helped us build the technological foundation necessary to rapidly and efficiently expand our portfolio of sites and become the leading resource for vacation rentals online."

SPLC 2009, sponsored by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), is the leading forum for SPL practitioners and researchers. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize distinguished members of the community and to improve SPL practice by spotlighting the best implementations in the field. Companies elected for membership in the Hall of Fame serve as a model for what can be achieved with SPL engineering technologies. Previous Hall of Fame inductees include BigLever customers LSI Logic (2006 inductee) and Salion (2004 inductee).

“HomeAway is well deserving of this honor,” said Charles Krueger, BigLever Software CEO. “The company's deployment model is an excellent example of the impact a software product line approach can have not only on the technology side of the business - but also in enabling a company to realize even the most aggressive growth goals. It is especially rewarding for us to see another BigLever customer receive this kind of acknowledgement within the industry.”

About HomeAway, Inc.

HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the worldwide leader in online vacation rentals, representing more than 425,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 120 countries. HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations, as well as full kitchens and extra amenities such as private pools. In addition, the company makes it easy for owners of vacation rental properties to advertise their rental properties and manage their bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites, and in the United States; and in the United Kingdom; in Germany; and in France; and in Spain. For more information, please visit

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