Oracle has announced the availability of the Java Platform Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7). This is the first release of the core Java platform under Oracle's stewardship and the first new version of Java to make it out of the open source community in five years.
- By John K. Waters
Which open source learning management systems are right for K-12? Which districts are using them? And what has the experience been compared with commercial alternatives? THE Journal offers this overview of both popular and emerging LMS options for K-12 technology decision makers.
- By Natasha Wanchek
At the Campus Technology 2011 conference, happening this week in Boston, Moodlerooms and Cengage Learning revealed a new partnership that will allow the companies' learning tools to interact and bring new integration features to the open source learning management system Moodle.
Red Hat has launched JBoss Application Server 7, a free and open source Java Enterprise Edition-based application server developed by the JBoss Community.
The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.
A new version of the free and open source learning management system OLAT has been released.
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