Open Source Solutions


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."

Yahoo Develops Interface Classification System for Hadoop

Developers at Yahoo have been working on a new interface classification system in Hadoop to distinguish two facets of an interface from the perspective of backward compatibility: the audience of the interface and the stability of the interface.

Microsoft Offers Dev Tools for Outlook

Microsoft this week released two new open source tools to help developers take advantage of the .PST file format that's used in the Outlook e-mail client app.

Joule 1.2 Expands Reporting, Integrates with Adobe Connect Pro

Moodlerooms has released an update to its learning management system, joule. Version 1.2, released just about a month after version 1.1, expands reporting and content management features and gains integration with Adobe Connect.

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Java Founder Gosling Quits Oracle

The father of Java is leaving the company following the January acquisition of Sun Microsystems. He joins CEO Jonathan Schwartz, Chairman and co-founder Scott McNealy, Director of Web technologies Tim Bray, and open source evangelist Simon Phipps in departing.

joule 1.1 Gets New Chat, Forum Tools

Moodlerooms has released an update to joule, its learning management system based on the open source Moodle platform. The latest release, version 1.1, expands support for chat and adds new forum features and enhanced administration.

Moodle 1.9.8 Tackles Security Vulnerabilities

Moodle has released an update to its open source learning management system for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Microsoft Plugin Connects Office to Moodle

Microsoft has released a new plugin that lets Office users connect directly with the open source learning management system Moodle.

Oracle Changes Solaris 10 Licensing and Support Options

Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.

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