Liferay, Inc. is a professional open-source company that provides free documentation and paid professional service to users of its software. Mainly focused on enterprise portal technology, the company has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Liferay was created in 2000 by Chief Software Architect Brian Chan to provide an enterprise portal solution for non-profit organizations. In 2006, the company was incorporated under the name Liferay, Inc., formalized its Germany subsidiary Liferay GmbH. In 2007, the company opened a new Asian headquarters in Dalian, China and the Spanish subsidiary Liferay SL. In March 2009, the company opened a new office in Bangalore, India.
Sun Microsystems and Liferay signed a technology-sharing agreement during May 2008. . Sun Microsystems has rebranded the offering GlassFish Web Space Server. ZDNET.UK further describes the relationship in May 2008 article Sun and Liferay launch web-presentation platform.