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NASA Tech Gets Open Source Apache Blessing

Jan 10, 2011, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Some open source tech is literally, out of this world.

"Back in 1998, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) began an effort to create a framework for data sharing called Object-Oriented Data Technology (OODT). In January 2010, OODT became an Apache Incubator project and now in 2011, it has officially graduated to become a top level open source Apache Software Foundation project.

"Apache describes the OODT project as middleware for metadata. The effort has the potential to benefit many industries beyond the confines of NASA JPL."

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