Open Source Solutions


Moodle 2.0 Boosts Integration and Web 2.0 Features

Following more than two years of development, the Moodle community has formally released Moodle 2.0, a major update to the popular open source learning management system.

Hyper-V To Be Integrated in OpenStack

Microsoft recently announced a partnership with Cloud.com to help integrate its commercial hypervisor into the open source OpenStack project.

ATutor 2.0.1 Updates Media Player, Boosts File Size Limits

A new version of the free and open source learning management system ATutor has been released. Version 2.0.1 is primarily a maintenance update, although it does incorporate a number of functionality improvements as well.

Google 'Code-In' Calls on K-12 Students To Become Open Source Developers

Google wants to get middle and high school students interested in open source software, and the company is betting that a new "outreach contest" that includes cash prizes and a grand-prize trip to the Googleplex in California will appeal to budding programmers.

OLAT 7.0 LMS Improves Integration with External Apps

The free and open source learning management system OLAT has been updated to version 7.0. The latest release, which rolled out in late September, has gained a new course creation wizard and enhanced integration with external tools.

Elluminate, Wimba Collaborative Tools Get Third-Party LMS Support

Following up on a commitment made at the time it acquired the two companies, Blackboard has announced that Collaborate, its new collaborative learning suite that taps into technology from Elluminate and Wimba, will work with competing learning management systems. This will allow Collaborate to pull user, course, and enrollment data from the various LMSes.

OpenOffice Foundation Splits from Oracle

The community of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice.org project have split off from Oracle and formed a new structure called The Document Foundation.

A Hybrid Approach to Education

A Las Vegas charter school is taking the concept of home schooling to a new level with the help of technology.

New Release of Vyatta Open Source Network OS Adds Cloud Features

Vyatta has released a new version of its open source network operating system that addresses IPv6, cloud computing, and stronger security.

BigMemory Ehcache Addon Dumps Java Garbage Collection

Terracotta has released to beta a new Java addon for the Enterprise version of its Ehcache distributed Java caching software designed to free Java applications from the memory and performance constraints of Garbage Collection (GC).

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