Open Source Solutions


OpenOffice Foundation Splits from Oracle

The community of volunteers that developed the OpenOffice.org project have split off from Oracle and formed a new structure called The Document Foundation.

Pepperdine U Moves to Sakai Open Source LMS

At the end of this year, Pepperdine University in California is formally switching over its learning management system from Blackboard to one based on Sakai, an open source learning management system.

New Release of Vyatta Open Source Network OS Adds Cloud Features

Vyatta has released a new version of its open source network operating system that addresses IPv6, cloud computing, and stronger security.

BigMemory Ehcache Addon Dumps Java Garbage Collection

Terracotta has released to beta a new Java addon for the Enterprise version of its Ehcache distributed Java caching software designed to free Java applications from the memory and performance constraints of Garbage Collection (GC).

Open Source Java ESB Moves into the Cloud

Web-based middleware maker MuleSoft yesterday unveiled a new version of its enterprise service bus (ESB), Mule ESB 3.0 Community.



New Community Founded To Help Schools Exploit Open Source

Jasig, a consortium that sponsors open source projects for higher education, has started a new community of practice explicitly focused on helping institutions understand how to exploit open source software.

Citrix To Acquire VMLogix

In a move aimed at extending its Open Cloud infrastructure, Citrix Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire VMLogix Inc.

Josh Baron

The Ed Tech Journey and a Future Driven by Disruptive Change

Teaching and learning in higher ed have advanced incrementally alongside rapid changes in technology. Is it time for some radical shifts?

Gartner: Microsoft 'Dominates' E-Mail Market

Microsoft received a "strong positive" rating in a study of e-mail system vendors by Gartner, which was released in mid-August.

Java-COBOL Integrator Updated

Java-COBOL integration tools provider Veryan has upgraded its flagship isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (isCOBOL APS).