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The release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 represents two years' of development and a major milestone for open-source developers worldwide. Two of the project's leaders have previously commented on the new release in exclusive interviews with Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Now, BEA VP Bill Roth who was with Sun Microsystems in the early days of "OOo," offers his exclusive comments as well. Asked about what the team's original vision for OOo was, and how far he thinks that vision has come, Roth told us, "In my view, OOo is the second most successful open source project on the planet, short of Linux itself." "It's great software, and it does something everyone needs. Our original goal was to make it the Desktop version of Linux, and in a way, it has become that. OOo was miraculous in many ways. First, we at Sun underestimated the response. When we released it, our site melted ... (more)

Agilysys And Red Hat Partner To Deliver Open Source Solutions

Agilysys and Red Hat  announced that the two companies have signed an enterprise reseller agreement to deliver Red Hat solutions and the benefits of open source to Agilysys customers. Red Hat's unique vision and leadership in the open source community combined with the consulting and services capabilities of Agilysys Professional Services will provide customers with successful, cost-effective open source technology integrations in mission-critical environments. The agreement authorizes Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) as a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, the top-tier ... (more)

Open Source Visionary Larry Augustin Joins Appcelerator Board

"It's a continuation of the work that I've been doing the past 20 years," affirmed Larry Augustin, one of the most respected figures in open source and the creator of SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source software development community, as it was announced this week that he had joined JBoss Founder and former CEO Marc Fleury on the advisory board of Appcelerator, the Platinum Sponsor of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East in New York City (March 18-20, 2008) and of SOA World Conference & Expo 2008 East (June 23-24, 2008), also in NYC. “I’m pleased to help... (more)

Palamida Expands Open Source Reach

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) -- Palamida(TM) today announced alliances with two major open source organizations, Eclipse Foundation, Inc. and SourceForge.net. In addition to extending the reach of its software intellectual property compliance solution, IP Amplifier, the new relationships will also ease open source developers' concerns about the utilization of their custom-created intellectual property, and allow organizations to be more confident in their use of open source software. Palamida has joined the Eclipse Foundation as ... (more)

IBM Launches "Open Standards" Initiative

IBM has announced a new initiative to help start-up companies in emerging markets -- China, India, Russia, Brazil -- more quickly and easily develop solutions based on open standards technology. For the first time, developers will get instant access to IBM's hardware and software portfolio, free of charge, from their desktop that will enable them to gain new skills and build open solutions in half the amount of time and at one tenth of the cost. IBM will also roll out more than 40 different virtual enablement workshops through the IBM Virtual Innovation Center that will expedite l... (more)