Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
SYS-CON.TV
Top Links You Must Click On


Sun's Open Source Push Gathers Speed
Chief OSO Simon Phipps Spearheads Welter of New Initiatives

"For Sun," said Simon Phipps (pictured) in a recent interview, "the open source message is a very natural 21st century expression of how Sun has been doing business for more than 20 years." Given that Phipps is Chief Open Source Officer at Sun, it is hardly surprising that he should be keen on what he sometimes calls, engagingly, the Zen of Free. With Phipps as OSO, Sun under Jonathan Schwartz is assured of a vibrant and high-profile role in the open source community.

Sun's Open Source strategy is predicated on the idea of a "virtuous cycle," which in the interview Phipps explains as follows:

"Open source is a virtuous cycle. Creating a source commons and sharing code among a group of developers creates reciprocal value. The software is used and maintained by a group of developers who build products, create offerings, and compose works that are of value to them and may be of social value and perhaps they are paid for creating those products and offerings. What is more, in the process of creating those things, the software craftspeople contribute innovation and value back into the source code commons that everyone is relying on."

The three main components of Sun's open source vision were also the theme of the keynote address that Phipps gave at OSCON Europe 2005, where he recommended "fewer licenses, new and improved business models, and balanced governance through standards and open formats."

This is how he expressed this at OSCON, as summarized by the IT Conversations network:

"At the heart of every successful open source community are three major components: licensing, business models, and governance. These form what Simon calls the 'DNA triangle of open source'. Emphasizing one over the other leads to poor management and diseased communities where developers, distributors and end users lose freedom and purpose. For the virtuous cycle to be complete, the open source community must move forward in each of these areas."
So Phipps' belief, nutshelled, is that the open source model is an extremely natural vehicle for business success and ongoing innovation: "The more people that join, the more potential there is for all of the participants to derive value from the shared work that everyone is collaborating on."

In a veiled reference to a certain software company in the north west, he continues:
"The Sun approach to the computer industry has been marked by a desire to create markets in which Sun can be successful and profitable. Sun does not believe that the way to be successful is to kill the competition and create a monopoly. Sun believes that if you create markets and you have a share in those markets, you can keep those markets growing, and your profitability and success will continue to grow."
All in all, whether through these kinds of speeches or through his blog, Phipps has certainly earned his reputation as one of the most inflouential voices in the open source community. Another feather in his cap is that he is responsible for setting up an Ombudsman to help the Open Source community interact with Sun.

And just last week, Phipps took another huge step, by releasing this three-category model he's been using for classifying open source licenses - mostly for internal use at Sun. He fostered the release of a a white paper, "Free and Open Source Licensing," explaining in meticulous detail the approach Sun takes.

"I would welcome constructive feedback," he says. "Feel free to pass this on, it is Creative Commons licensed, and let me know if it proves useful."

Enterprise Open Source Magazine (and Java Developer's Journal) readers are encouraged to take him up on the offer.

About Open Source News
Enterprise Open Source News Desk trawls the fast-growing world of Professional Open Source for business-relevant items of news, opinion, and insight.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

>> Didn't I read somewhere that somewhere
>> there's an open source implementation of
>> JavaMail? Anyone have a link?

There's an open source implementation of JavaMail as part of the Glassfish project. Here's the URL: https://glassfish.dev.java.net/javaee5/mail/

Didn't I read somewhere that somewhere there's an open source implementation of JavaMail? Anyone have a link?


Your Feedback
Duty Editor wrote: >> Didn't I read somewhere that somewhere >> there's an open source implementation of >> JavaMail? Anyone have a link? There's an open source implementation of JavaMail as part of the Glassfish project. Here's the URL: https://glassfish.dev.java.net/javaee5/mail/
OSmailer wrote: Didn't I read somewhere that somewhere there's an open source implementation of JavaMail? Anyone have a link?
Enterprise Open Source Magazine Latest Stories . . .
The recent trends like cloud computing, social, mobile and Internet of Things are forcing enterprises to modernize in order to compete in the competitive globalized markets. However, enterprises are approaching newer technologies with a more silo-ed way, gaining only sub optimal benefi...
The Eclipse IoT community is growing community of open source projects focused on providing the building blocks for the IoT industry. The goal of the community is to provide open source implementations of important IoT standards, frameworks that implement key services for IoT applicati...
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Mark Hinkle, Senior Director, Open Source Solutions at Citrix Systems Inc., will provide overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. He will include information on storage, networking(e.g.,...
StackIQ offers a comprehensive software suite that automates the deployment, provisioning, and management of Big Infrastructure. With StackIQ’s software, you can spin up fully configured big data clusters, quickly and consistently — from bare-metal up to the applications layer — and ma...
In a very real way, everything they do at iXsystems helps the cause of open source. From the engineers who write code they contribute back to FreeBSD, to the testers who give feedback on open source drivers back to vendors, to the marketers who travel around the world to promote FreeBS...
More and more Web sites and applications are being moved from Apache to nginx. While Apache is still the number one HTTP server with more than 60% on active Web sites, nginx has now taken over the 2nd place in the ranking and relegated Microsoft’s IIS to 3rd place. Among the top 10.000...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021




SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE