Open Source Solutions

Office XML Document Format Tools Released

Microsoft announced this week that new tools have been released to help further extend the compatibility and interoperability of Office Open XML (OOXML) document formats used in Microsoft Office 2007.

Linux Foundation Takes Over

The Linux Foundation last week rolled out a new community portal aimed at providing a central destination for the Linux community to interact with enterprise developers.

New Red Hat Rules Tool Ties Java Developers to Business Users

Red Hat this week released a new business rules platform that the company said will make it easier for Java developers and business users alike to build policies and processes into their applications.

U Florida Expands High Performance Computing Center with Penguin Cluster

The latest expansion of the University of Florida's new High-Performance Computing (HPC) Center is powered by an HPC Linux Cluster from Penguin Computing. The new addition brings the total compute capability at the HPC Center in Gainesville to 2,500 cores and about 11 teraflops.

U Georgia Goes Open Source for Student Portal

The University of Georgia has launched its new student portal using the open source uPortal 3 platform in an effort to expand online resources for current students.

SpringSource Acquires Hyperic

In a move that promises to extend the appeal of the Spring Framework to enterprise developers, SpringSource this week said it has acquired Hyperic, a supplier of open source Web application and infrastructure management.

Startup Eucalyptus Debuts with Hybrid Cloud Services

A research project born at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) this week jumped into the field of startups looking to offer cloud-based computing with an offering that bridges datacenters with public cloud services.

Sun Microsystems Collaborates with Higher Ed in China

This week at its Education and Research Conference (ERC) conference in Chengdu, Sun Microsystems made two announcements of open source collaborations with higher education in China. CT asked Sun VP of Global Education Joe Hartley for more information.

Wimba Collaboration Suite Gets Hosted Moodle Integration

Wimba and Moodlerooms have partnered to offer a hosted implementation of the Wimba Collaboration Suite within Moodle, the popular open source learning management system.

Oracle's Sun Acquisition Spells Uncertainty for Java, Database Developers

Oracle's stunning agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems will reshape the landscape of tools and platforms for Java and database developers. But it also means a change in emphasis--or even the demise--of some key tools, development platforms and databases, according to analysts and developers who were caught off guard by yesterday's announcement.