Business 2.0: Open source policy
Dec 03, 2000, 15:41 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Many programmers are holding out for the day when e-businesses
can run using only open source products. A new standard may end the
"There has been much excitement recently about the open source
movement, with many media outlets treating it as a new phenomenon.
The Internet itself, however, is built on open source software.
From TCP/IP to the Perl scripting language and the popular email
server Sendmail, most of the Net's core technologies are public
domain, open source products. Citing this, some programmers and
software developers now argue that Internet business technologies
will follow the same evolutionary path."
"So, how long will it be before a Net business is run on only
open source software?..."
"Most key enterprise-class components such as database software
and transaction processing tools remain proprietary products. Even
with the January release of Borland/ Inprise's InterBase database
to the open source community, there has not been an open source
kernel available for long enough-nor a developers' community large
enough, such as the one Linux enjoys-to create a full-featured
product to handle online business needs. Still, the March release
of the Enhydra application server brings businesses one step
closer. Enhydra is an open source version of the crucial software
component that manages the transactions between a company's back
end and its Web site."
"Later this year, Lutris Technologies will offer an enterprise
version designed to handle the complex functions and high traffic
requirements of large e-businesses. The Enhydra release offers
companies an open source alternative for a key strategic piece of
their Web operations."
- LinuxPR: Lutris Technologies Partners with NEC To Deliver Enhydra To Pacific Rim(Oct 31, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Lutris Enhydra Wireless First To Address Global Requirements Of Mobile Computing(Oct 16, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Lutris Technologies Showcases Enhydra At Intel Exchange Expo(Oct 11, 2000)
- IBM developerWorks: Enhydra: A new model for collaboration(Aug 06, 2000)
- Enhydra.org: Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Why Open Source is the only choice(Jul 22, 2000)
- LinuxPR: Now Available: Lutris Enhydra Professional 3.0 Java/XML Open Source Application Server(Jun 27, 2000)
- LinuxMall.com: Enhydra Serves Anticipation(Jun 06, 2000)
- UPDATE: WirelessDevNet: Serving Up WAP with Enhydra(May 16, 2000)
- Linux Programming: Enhydra 3.0: Bringinng XML and Java to Linux Development(Apr 27, 2000)
- InfoWorld: Enhydra broadens e-biz options(Apr 13, 2000)
- Inter@ctive Week: [Lutris Enhydra] Server To Support Java, XML(Apr 05, 2000)
- Enhydra Opensource Application Server Released(Jun 05, 1999)