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"For Sun," said Simon Phipps (pictured) in a recent interview, "the open source message is a very natural 21st century expression of how Sun has been doing business for more than 20 years." Given that Phipps is Chief Open Source Officer at Sun, it is hardly surprising that he should be keen on what he sometimes calls, engagingly, the Zen of Free. With Phipps as OSO, Sun under Jonathan Schwartz is assured of a vibrant and high-profile role in the open source community. Sun's Open Source strategy is predicated on the idea of a "virtuous cycle," which in the interview Phipps explains as follows:"Open source is a virtuous cycle. Creating a source commons and sharing code among a group of developers creates reciprocal value. The software is used and maintained by a group of developers who build products, create offerings, and compose works that are of value to them and m... (more)

Open Source & Katrina: Project Launched to Set Up Free Public Firefox Web Stations

A project has been launched by Linux developer Steve Hargadon with the goal of helping create a grass-roots network of independent organizations and individuals who can create and run free public web stations for those made homeless by Hurricane Katrina. On his website, www.PublicWebStations.com, Hargadon writes: "Hurricane Katrina has left individuals and families with urgent needs, and relief agencies will work hard to prepare food, clothing, and shelter for them. However, a huge number will be unable to return to their homes for weeks or even months. Free, readily-available pub... (more)

OpenOffice 2.0: Exclusive Interview – OpenOffice Leaders McCreesh and Suarez-Potts

Enterprise Open Source Magazine was able to catch up in cyberspace with OpenOffice.org Marketing Project leader John McCreesh and community manager Louis Suarez-Potts, who graciously answered our questions about OpenOffice 2.0. Here is what they had to say: Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Version 2.0 has been in development for two years, I believe. How many people and companies took part in the revision, and what are the major improvements? John McCreesh: The OpenOffice.org community numbers thousands of members, who have contributed in a variety of ways to the new version - repo... (more)

Novell Enables Adoption of Identity Management Through Open Sourcing

Novell announced the creation of Bandit, a groundbreaking open source project with a charter to unify disparate identity systems and provide a consistent approach to securing and managing identity. The identity services in development by the Bandit community are open source and will work with existing industry standards such as WS- * and Liberty Federation, and open source projects including Eclipse Higgins. Novell has already contributed significant engineering resources and code to jump start this effort. Ultimately, the goal of the Bandit project is to provide organizations wi... (more)

ICEsoft Open-Sources ICEfaces, Enterprise AJAX Platform For Java EE

ICEsoft Technologies announced a new chapter in the high-growth rich Internet Application (RIA) market. ICEfaces, ICEsoft's ground breaking Ajax development platform and one of the industry's most comprehensive enterprise solution for Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), is now available under open source license. "Taking ICEfaces to an open source model is the result of a long and deliberate process for our company," said Steve Maryka, CTO of ICEsoft. "Over 30 man-years of esearch and development -- a process begun more than two years ago -- have been invested in creatin... (more)