Open Source Research Community
In the spirit of free and open source software (F/OSS), we are attempting to establish a community in which information will be freely exchanged, so that we may further the understanding of open source and its implications
Source Research Community In the spirit of free and open source software (F/OSS), we are attempting to establish a community in which information will be freely exchanged, so that we may further the understanding of open source and its implications outside the realm of software development. We invite researchers to post their papers on open source and free software here, and to add themselves to the research directory, so that our
community can become steadily larger and more comprehensive. Authors rooted in any discipline should consider a submission of their F/OSS-related work to our database of online papers. Authors can submit working papers, abstracts and related links for posting on this site.
Open Source Software Engineering Tools
Tigris.org provides information resources for software engineering professionals and students, and a home for open source software engineering tool projects. We also promote software engineering education and host some undergraduate senior projects.
Software engineering practices are key to any large development project. Unfortunately, software engineering tools and methods are not widely used today. Even after over 30 years as a engineering profession, most software developers still use few software engineering tools. Some of the reasons are that tools are expensive and hard to learn and use, also many developers have never seen software engineering tools used effectively.
Open Source Community Node
You are now part of a network connecting more than a billion of people worldwide. Technology between you and them allows you to communicate, share and cooperate with them as part of a worldwide community.
Libervis.com is about building a community around the simple idea, that you should have freedom to cooperate in a networked world. We discuss the concerning issues, express ourselves, share ideas and cooperate on special projects. We support Free Culture and Free Software.
These ways of thinking may be diverse, sometimes even contradicting, but that is exactly the point, not to create a fan club around certain set of opinions everybody in a club agrees and cheers on, but a community where everybody's opinion will be welcomed, and in turn everybody's opinion may be challenged.
The Helix? Community
The Helix Community is a collaborative effort among both leading technology
companies and open-source developers to extend the Helix DNA?, the first open multi-format digital media platform.
Helix DNA is the foundation of the media players in the world's best mobile phones and also the free
Real Player, Real Producer, and the Helix Universal Server. All components of the Helix DNA platform are available under either commercial or open source licenses.
Additionally, RealAudio and Real Video and Helix DRM are available under commercial licensing terms.
Cisco-centric Open Source Community
Where your comments, contributions and discussion build the community! This site welcomes and needs your contributions and involvement to provide Cisco-centric Open Source Tools, Scripts and
Utilities. together we can help you manage your Cisco equipment. The programs offered on this site are not supported by the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center
(TAC). Please do not contact the Cisco TAC because they can't offer you support assistance. If you have questions or require assistance, please direct them within COSI and the open source community.
Microsoft Reaches Out to Open-Source Community
Microsoft Corp. has extended an olive branch to the open-source community, calling for a sit-down to discuss how the software giant can better work with the open-source world.
But don't expect to see an open-sourced version of Windows any time soon. Microsoft is making nice with its open-source adversaries, while continuing to defend its rights to hold and use its arsenal of software patents.
At a recent conference sponsored by the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) in Cambridge, Md., Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel, called for bridge building between Microsoft, its competitors and the open-source community.
Open source community Cleversafe.org is an open source community creating software for dispersed data storage. Cleversafe Dispersed Storage? software uses unique information dispersal algorithms to store small slices of data in multiple, disparate locations. Each slice contains too little information to be usable which ensures that all data stored or transmitted on the grid is secure and private. Although each slice is individually unusable, any majority of the slices can perfectly recreate all of the original data. As a result the grid remains fully operational even if up to half of the grid nodes are not operating. The result is a pioneering new technology for data storage superior in security, privacy, reliability and scalability.
Source at SGI Overview
SGI established its intellectual alliance with Open Source years before the term was coined. That alliance continues to this day through contributions of SGI intellectual energy and properties to the Open Source developmental maelstrom. SGI believes that connecting ever more of the distributed intellectual resources of the Net helps individual developers and the global Open Source community to develop alliances and accelerate the growth and maturation of market-like computational ecologies. Thus, this site is another SGI
contribution. This is the Developer Central portal to all SGI Open Source material. Wanderers, seekers, and developers are offered this gateway to Open Source technical content and advice, libraries of downloadable software, contribution points, email lists, and links to the Open Source community.
Grants Global Open Source Community
As the largest business contributor to the open source community, Sun has always been an ardent believer in open standards and the open source process going back to the inception of this company," said Scott McNealy, Chairman and CEO, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "The release of more than 1,600 patents associated with the Solaris OS far eclipses any other vendor's contribution. Today represents a huge milestone for Sun, for the community, for developers and for customers."
Sun's goal in offering access to these patents is to help facilitate innovation and help users get new open source products and technologies to market faster without having to obtain patent licenses from Sun.
New Open Source DB Engines MySQL AB today announced plans for a certification program for the many powerful database storage engines being developed for its flagship MySQL database server by third-party partners and the open source developer community. Several industry-leading companies -- including Innobase OY (a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation) and Solid Information Technology -- are supporting the new program by joining MySQL AB in producing open source engines for the millions of MySQL® database users worldwide.
The MySQL Certified Storage Engine Program's benefits were introduced this morning as part of a keynote address by Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB, at the 2006 MySQL Users Conference being held here this week.
Open-source community for advice China is counting on senior members of the open-source community to help formulate policy ideas to promote open-source software, according to a local software executive.
The China Open-Source Software Promotion Union (COPU), a government-backed industry group, has established a think tank comprised of 19 prominent open-source executives from overseas to develop a framework for better international cooperation.
The group will hold its first meeting in Beijing during July and will meet annually, said Song Kewei, the assistant to COPU's chairman. Its primary focus is to advise COPU on how local companies and the government can promote the adoption and development of open-source software in China, he
Open Source Device Drivers
One of the biggest hurdles for device driver developers entering the Linux open source community is acclimating themselves to a different development environment and learning how to engage with the existing community. These developers need information to help themselves get accustomed to the methods, processes, and coding style of the open source community. The focus of this site will be to act as an information portal to developers, testers, and users to help them gain the vital knowledge they need to begin their interaction with the community. We want to introduce these individuals to the proper way of doing things so they can make a positive first step into their Linux open source community involvement.
The company, called Source Labs, will provide certification, testing and ongoing support services for open-source software components. On Tuesday, the company announced that it has received $3.5 million in initial funding from Ignition Partners and Index Ventures.
The idea behind Source Labs is that corporate customers need a reliable partner to procure and maintain open-source products, much as they rely on Dell to provide computing gear, said Brad
Silver berg, lead investor at Ignition and a former Microsoft senior vice president who helped expand the software giant's Windows business.
The trend over the last couple of years, and if you project it forward, it's clear the value (in the software industry) is moving toward maintenance, testing, support and configuration,"
Silver berg said.
Succeeding with Open Source Community Most successful open source projects started out as open source. Zimbra took a different path: We cranked code for nearly two years in stealth mode before making the first public release of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite in open source in August of ?05. Since then, of course, it?s been a wild ride: Zimbra is now arguably the most popular open source technology in its category of messaging and collaboration servers. Zimbra?s success has led to inquiries from the owners of existing closed source software that are considering open source as a means to replicate that success.
All of us in open source land should encourage proprietary software vendors to go open source, but we should also be realistic with them about their chances for success.
The MailManager software is developed as an Open Source project. This section of the site is for users and developers in the community. Many customers also choose to get involved in the community so that they can participate in the development of the product.
We make extensive use of Source forge the largest open source community site with more than a million members. Many of the links from this section will take you to
Source forge and you will need to register with Source forge if you want to get involved with the MailManager project.
Testing and reporting bugs is one of the most practical ways to get involved in the MailManager project.
We run an extensive test suite and perform significant end user testing prior to release, but we still need community input help to ensure the quality of the software. Your bug reports are very important to us.
Open Source Community Integral to MySQL's MySQL AB, developer of the world's most popular Open Source database, today announced that the MySQL database is now bundled with key products from Sun Microsystems Inc., Apple and other leading technology companies. MySQL's high performance database is now included on Sun's new LX50 entry-level server, announced Monday, as well as on the Sun Solaris 9 Operating Environment Companion CD and on several Sun Cobalt servers. MySQL is also included with Apple's Mac OS X Server.
Increasingly bundled or integrated with leading software and other technologies as a high-speed data management system for web site and business application development, the widespread distribution of the MySQL database supports the overall business strategy for Open Source proponent MySQL AB.
Open Source Content Management System OpenCms is a professional level Open Source Website Content Management System. OpenCms helps to create and manage complex websites easily without knowledge of html. An integrated WYSIWYG editor with a user interface similar to well known office applications helps the user creating the contents, while a sophisticated template engine enforces a site-wide corporate layout. As true Open Source software, OpenCms is completely free of licensing costs.
OpenCms is based on Java and XML technology. Therefore it fits perfectly into almost any existing modern IT infrastructure.
Open Source Security
Open source may have many benefits over closed systems, but don't count security among them--yet. This article looks at why open source software may currently be less secure than its commercial counterparts.
Several years ago I wrote a few articles on whether open source software has security benefits, including The Myth of Open Source Security. Since then I've had open source developers tell me over and over again that now there is no myth of open source security. Some of those people will say, "Building secure software is difficult, open source or not; neither open source nor proprietary code should be considered a crutch." Others will say, "Open source developers are more clued in to security issues due to a better sense of community, and their software is more secure as a result."
Jini to open-source community Sun Microsystems Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif., is hoping to move its Jini distributed computing technology to an open-source development community, according to an e-mail one member of the Sun Jini developer team posted on the Jini mailing list last week.
Last week, Jim Hurley announced via e-mail that Sun plans to propose Jini to be an open source project for the Apache Software Foundation, which would oversee its further development.
Although Hurley and other Sun engineers expressed interest in continuing to work with Jini?and noted that Sun to continue to offer it in commercial products?it appears that the company wishes to no longer host the Jini Web site nor be the sole maintainers of the code.
Open Source Community We support Open Source software in our business. Open source is a methodology for producing software that empowers the end user. We release all of our Linux/UNIX based Client APIs under Open Source licenses. Mailing lists and CVS are available from our SourceForge GeoIP project page. In addition, we maintain several widely used Perl modules on
CPAN. As part of our community program, MaxMind continues to support the open source community through contributions to non-profit organizations that support software freedom. We are a corporate patron of the Free Software Foundation, a corporate sponsor of osCommerce, and have donated funds to the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure.