Open Source Solutions


Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of a recent open source conference to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Updated Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse Aimed at Java Jocks

Oracle has released an update of its Enterprise Pack for Eclipse 11g, extending its support to more Fusion Middleware components, for the latest Eclipse 3.6 "Helios" release and for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) tools.

Moodlerooms Teams with Perceptis for 24/7 Moodle Support

Open source service provider Moodlerooms is teaming up with Perceptis to provide 24/7 help desk services for Moodle.

Google Kills Wave

Google has pulled the plug on Wave, the company's effort to provide a shared online communications hub.

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4 More Tips for Open Source in K-12

How can education technology pros help ensure the success of their open source deployments?

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4 Tips for Adopting Open Source Software in K-12

The cost savings of open source software aren't too bad. But without a focus on what's needed and what will be accepted in any given situation, an OSS implementation might be doomed to failure. We've compiled tips from a dozen expert sources to help K-12 IT directors improve the odds of success for their open source initiatives.

How To Get Started with Open Source in K-12

Open source has proved attractive for K-12 school districts for any number of reasons, from upfront cost savings to freedom from cumbersome restrictions to the quality of the software itself. But how does a school or district get started with it? Three K-12 IT directors shared their experiences with THE Journal--the good and the bad, as well as the lessons they've learned in the process.

Considering Open Source Software for K-12

IT directors across the country are implementing open source software in their K-12 districts--a decision often prompted by the improving quality of open source options, as well as cost savings.

Moodle 1.9.9 Released

Moodle has released an update to its open source, cross-platform learning management system. Moodle 1.9.9 includes fixes for minor bugs and also addresses four security vulnerabilities, including two that Moodle developers have labeled as "critical."

WSO2 Launches Open-Source Cloud Platform

Open-source middleware maker WSO2 has launched an open source cloud platform that should be of interest to enterprise Java developers. Called Stratos, it's a fully hosted application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for building and deploying apps and services "with instant provisioning of enterprise servers, including the portal, enterprise service bus (ESB) and application server."

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