Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.
Moodle 2.0.3 has been released, incorporating more than 200 new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security tweaks (some of them classified as major).
Blackboard has released updates to Elluminate Live and Wimba Classroom, two software tools that make up its Collaborate suite.
Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Jeremy Fluhmann knows how to stretch a dollar. The technology director for Winters Independent School District in Winters, TX had a budget that would allow him to refresh about 50 computers a year. That's just a fraction of the 650 to 670 end user devices he estimated his two-person IT team supports in the district.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Moodle's developers have released an update to the popular open source learning management system. The latest Moodle 2.0.2 and 1.9.11 releases address several major security vulnerabilities and also include some bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Oracle has extended its Application Development Framework (ADF) to include Oracle ADF Mobile Client, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. It enables developers to create Java-based apps that run locally on mobile devices.
A virtual high school in Utah shuns textbooks and relies on open content for 100 percent of its coursework.
- By Bridget McCrea
Microsoft hasn't always had smooth relationships with open source software communities. But with its new senior director of open source communities, Gianugo Rabellino, the company is reaching out in new ways to open source developers and working to fulfill its "interoperability pledge."