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Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved open source license. With this ground breaking move to open source the UltraSPARC T1 code, Sun hopes to spur innovation for massively-threaded systems and “system-on-a-chip” design through increased participation in processor architecture development and ... (more)

JavaOne 2006: Sun To Remind Industry of 7-Year History Major Open Source Initiatives

As one of the (many) datapoints flowing round the intense and upbeat JavaOne Conference that opens today in San Francisco, Sun is circulating a "timeline" of its major open source initiatives since 1999, from JSP & Servlets (part of Tomcat) and Jini back then to DReaM-CAS and Sun Java Studio Enterprise UML in 2006. Firstly, Sun notes, it has spawned no fewer than 6 different, current, and very well-known initiatives, which it lists as follows: "GlassFish GlassFish is a free, open source application server that implements the newest Java EE 5 platform features. Designed to encourage... (more)

Simula Labs Launches Hosted Delivery Platform To Enable Enterprise Open Source Adoption

Simula Labs announced the availability of a complete hosted distribution delivery platform for complimentary open source technologies with the Community-oriented Real-time Engineering (CoRE) Network. The CoRE Network is the first delivery platform to offer enterprise IT a comprehensive framework for successfully adopting open source projects and processes through its hosted service, support and artifact repository platform. Simula Labs was conceived to accelerate open source adoption rates, by identifying and then building open source companies in key infrastructure market segmen... (more)

"Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar Arrives in Silicon Valley

The first "Real-World AJAX" event, held in New York City, featured 15 speakers in 11 sessions, including many of the the world's most renowned AJAX experts, and more than 400 delegates attended while more than 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuned into the simulcast on March 13, 2006. Backbase news blog called it "a great day, and certainly the first major Ajax Event in the World!" Today, just ten weeks on, SYS-CON Events' timely "Real-World AJAX" comes to Silicon Valley, to San Jose at its very heart, and the Faculty lineup is if anything even more stellar than it was in NYC, includin... (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)