Open Source


  • Open-Source Battle
    Massachusetts now hopes to support Microsft's Office Open XML format, in addition to the Open Document Format. Leaders present their views as the discussion heats up.
  • All Aboard!
    In late June the Eclipse Foundation set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to sync their own software road maps to Europa.
  • Massachusetts To Consider Microsoft's Open XML
    Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format received a shot in the arm this week when Massachusetts' Information Technology Division agreed to consider using it to fulfill a requirement that open file formats be used for all state documents.
  • A Major Open-Source Eclipse: Europa Launches
    The Eclipse Foundation today set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling new ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to synch their own software road maps to Europa.
  • A Major Open-Source Eclipse: Europa Launches
    The Eclipse Foundation today set loose Europa, its second annual "release train" of simultaneous updates across all of its core projects and several fledgling new ones. Partners are already hopping on board, readying product updates and taking advantage of the simultaneous release to synch their own software road maps to Europa.
  • GPL 3 Set To Go Live
    A multiyear process to draft a successor to the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2, the most widely used open-source software license, will end this week, as the GPL 3 formally takes effect on Friday at noon EDT, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today.
  • New Eclipse Europa Tools Set To Hit The Market
    The Eclipse Foundation is in the final days of its countdown to Europa, its second annual "release train" of synchronized shipments of major updates to all of its core projects and a number of fledgling initiatives.
  • New Eclipse Europa Tools Set To Hit The Market
    The Eclipse Foundation is in the final days of its countdown to Europa, its second annual "release train" of synchronized shipments of major updates to all of its core projects and a number of fledgling initiatives.
  • IBM Touts Jazzy New Development Strategy
    IBM is touting its new "Jazz" development strategy, an approach the company has dubbed "open commercial" development that aims to marry the strengths of public development with the revenue model of proprietary software.
  • IBM's Rational Head Details New Development Philosophy, Previews Jazz
    With most eyes focused on the Jazz product line and development community IBM is slated to launch Tuesday, the company spent the first day of its Rational Software Development Conference highlighting other initiatives -- most prominently, the progress Rational has made in the past year to address customer concerns about its responsiveness to their needs.
  • Adobe AIR Enters Rich Internet Application Fray
    Adobe unveiled the official name and first public beta on Monday of its Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), the multimedia runtime formerly known as "Apollo" that aims to let application designers meld online and desktop functionality.

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