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“The RSS 3 Standard is supposed to replace the outdated RSS 0.9x and RSS 2.0 by extensively documenting the RSS language, thereby solving common problems with the existing standards. The RSS 1.0 is out of this standard's scope, though it's worth mentioning that 1.0 and 3.0 standards exclude each other due to immense structural differences,” writes Jonathan Avidan at a website he maintains about RSS 3. The first public draft of the Really Simple Syndication (RSS) 3 Lite specification has now been released for review and comment. RSS 3 Lite is designed as an "efficient" and "succinct" form of RSS that is meant for aggregators who need just a small amount of metadata to describe a link, Avidan says. It works by removing features that are considered "irrelevant" to low-end clients. These features have either been removed entirely or made a part of the RSS ... (more)

Alfresco Open Source Content Management System To Launch This Month

At the end of this month (October 2005) Alfresco will be launching the full release of the world's first open source enterprise content management solution. The repository, which was released a few months ago, has already been downloaded 10s of thousands of times with developers and enterprises already putting many of the pieces into play. Most other open source content products on the market focus just on Web content management, but Alfresco goes much deeper than that. The company was founded by veterans of the ECM market John Newton, who co-founded Documentum, and John Powell, ... (more)

AOL Provides Key Contributions to the Dojo Foundation

AOL has announced its continued involvement with and support of the Dojo Foundation, by hosting the recently launched Dojo version 0.3.1 to help further AJAX and JavaScript adoption in the open source community. According to Forrester Research, open source usage is quickly increasing. When surveying North American customers in 2005, 56 percent were already using open source software and another 19 percent said they planned to use it in the coming year. The adoption has taken off so quickly that today, 55 percent of companies in North America say they use open source software in "... (more)

Artificial Life Supports Google's Android Mobile Platform

Hong Kong-based Artificial Life, Inc announced their plans to develop new and innovatively designed games and applications for Google's free and open source mobile platform, Android. The company anticipates that this emerging platform will soon attract handset manufacturers because of the lower costs for the operating system and expects Android to be successful especially in China due to its Linux base. The company has already deployed its applications and games across various mobile technology platforms including J2ME, BREW and DoJa, and sees the new mobile platform as a natura... (more)

UniCloud Case Study: Data Processing in Amazon EC2 Cloud Service

Find out how Pathwork Diagnostics leveraged UniCloud to meet peak processing needs - saving on CAPEX and OPEX while increasing the capacity to innovate. Click here to view Univa's Case Study now!       Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Clouds... (more)