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NetworkWorld: Collabnet: Tool for developing Linux apps

Nov 23, 2000, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"Collabnet is a company that wants to push the availability of Linux applications and open-source software development further. Co-founded last July by Brian Belhendorf, a co-creator of the open-source Apache Web server, the San Francisco start-up sells services and application-development platforms to software vendors that want to use the open source model of collaborative code-writing in the development of their products."

"Collabnet's main service is its SourceCast development platform. The platform provides application vendors with tools such as code version tracking, discussion forums and automatic code-change notifications in a Web-based interface."

"Collabnet's most high-profile customer to date has been Sun, which used Collabnet to help make its StarOffice suite of office applications available to the open-source community. Sun used the SourceCast service to help launch http://www.openoffice.org, where developers can download the source code for the Linux-friendly StarOffice suite, and find resources for fine-tuning and customizing the code. Sun is also using SourceCast to put up http://www.netbeans.org, which is a similar resource site for an open-source version of Sun's Java Beans software."

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