Open Source Solutions


Moodle 1.9.8 Tackles Security Vulnerabilities

Moodle has released an update to its open source learning management system for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Indiana U and U Hawaii Pursue Open Source Help Desk System

Indiana University and the University of Hawaii are wooing partners to help build an open source IT support solution specifically for higher education.

Rutgers Installing Crescendo Controller for Sakai Load Balancing

Rutgers University in New Jersey has selected an application delivery controller from Crescendo Networks to optimize performance of its Sakai learning management system.

Companies Look To Grow Moodle LMS Video Usage

Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.

Oracle Changes Solaris 10 Licensing and Support Options

Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.



Moodle Connects with Adobe Acrobat Connect

Open source learning management system Moodle is gaining additional Web conferencing capabilities thanks to a new open source plugin from Remote-Learner that integrates the LMS with the Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro service.

EclipseCon: Oracle Pushes Java Modularization

Two executives from Oracle--one veteran, one newly acquired--kicked off the annual EclipseCon conference, underway this week in Santa Clara, CA, with a keynote Tuesday focusing on the future of Java under the stewardship of Oracle.

Eclipse Foundation Approves Gemini, Virgo Projects

The Eclipse Foundation has given a thumbs up to two new projects under the Eclipse Runtime (RT) project. Eclipse Virgo and Eclipse Gemini are both about modularization, though they come at it from slightly different places.

Red Hat Updates JBoss Dev Tools, SOA Platform

Red Hat showed off the latest incarnation of its JBoss Developer Studio IDE at the annual EclipseCon developer conference, underway this week in Santa Clara, CA, as well as a new version of its JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, and it unveiled the latest version of its JBoss Enterprise Web Platform.

Open Content's Higher Ed Calling

Momentum is building for open content in higher ed, from MIT's OpenCourseWare to a whole slew domestic and international initiatives. New Media Consortium's Larry Johnson describes some of the hurdles that still remain.