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DEFINITION: Also see Open Source. Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, or improved through public collaboration and distributed with the idea that the must be shared with others, ensuring an open future collaboration. The collaborative experience of many developers, especially those in the academic environment, in developing various versions of the UNIX operating system,  … 
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Open Group technical document: The Single Unix Specification
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This document is designed for users, developers, and implementors of open systems. It provides complete infor mation on what’s new in the Single UNIX Specification, Version 4, including POSIX.1-2008,with comprehensive reference material on every aspect.
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

JBoss Enterprise Middleware, by Red Hat: Technical Support Services Leader
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the features of JBoss Enterprise Middleware and highlights technical and customer support as the key characteristic that sets this middleware apart from the competition.
Posted: 03 Nov 2011 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Red Hat

Open Source Business Intelligence Costs and Benefits
sponsored by Jaspersoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this guide to understand the hidden and explicit costs associated with open source BI in comparison with familiar proprietary BI solutions so that you can determine whether open source BI is a viable option for your organization.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2008

Jaspersoft

Scalable BI for Every Enterprise How Open Source BI Meets Enterprise-Class Requirements.
sponsored by Jaspersoft
WHITE PAPER: Not every BI provider seeks to serve the scalable enterprise, but those that do must meet certain scalability criteria that are common to nearly every enterprise. This investigation exposes key scalability requirements for BI, and examines how the world's most widely used BI solution— notably, one that's open source— meet these requirements.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Jaspersoft

Redefining Software Development in Healthcare Information Technology: The Role of Agile ALM, Cloud and Open Source
sponsored by CollabNet
WHITE PAPER: The globalization of all industries, the need to decrease application lifecycles and the adoption of agile tools and methods are building momentum and taking on a life of their own. Enterprises of all kinds are realizing that their traditional software development tools and approaches can no longer deliver end-to-end ALM for business agility.
Posted: 08 Apr 2011 | Published: 08 Apr 2011

CollabNet

The Department of Defense and Open Source Software
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the pros and cons of open-source software and helps organizations understand how to build a business case that is based on cost, schedule, performance and risks across the entire program lifecycle not just up-front program inception costs and considerations. 
Posted: 11 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

Oracle Corporation

JBoss Operations Network: Measuring Business Impact and ROI
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In today's economic climate, IT organizations are looking for ways to achieve cost savings in the short term. Based on this study, the IT organizations achieved this goal by realizing an average payback period for JBoss Operations Network of a short 5.3 months - recovering their initial investments well within the first half-year of deployment.
Posted: 16 Feb 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise Middleware Cloud Services: Ensuring Optimal Deployments of JBoss Solutions in the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Delivered by the Red Hat’s Consulting middleware practice, this paper provides strategic recommendations and on-site technical expertise to set up middleware as a service in your cloud environment.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Red Hat and JBoss

Red Hat PaaS: Bringing Open Choice & Application Portability to the Cloud
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the capabilities, direction, and underlying principles of Red Hat’s PaaS strategy and is intended to help enterprise IT organizations, ISVs, and anyone planning a cloud deployment. Red Hat PaaS components will be delivered in phases so that our customers can take advantage of features and functionality as soon as possible.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Red Hat and JBoss

Red Hat Cloud Foundations Reference Architecture: Private IaaS Clouds
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat's suite of open source software provides a rich infrastructure for cloud providers to build public/private cloud offerings. This Volume 1 guide for deploying the Red Hat infrastructure for a private cloud describes the foundation for building a Red Hat Private cloud.
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 10 Feb 2011

Red Hat and JBoss

Get the Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report featuring the Android Integrity Report
sponsored by Coverity
WHITE PAPER: The results from the 2010 edition of the Coverity Scan Open Source Integrity Report detail the findings of analyzing more than 61 million lines of open source code from 291 popular and widely-used open source projects such as Android, Linux, Apache, Samba and PHP, among others. Read on to learn more about these results.
Posted: 27 Jan 2011 | Published: 27 Jan 2011

Coverity

Open Source at Intel: Building with the Ecosystem
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: To enable a broad spectrum of software environments and programs to run best on Intel processors and platforms, Intel offers deep technical expertise, makes significant contributions, and actively participates in standards bodies. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

Intel

Open Source, Commercial Software, or Coexistance Strategy?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the benefits of using open source software, along with some of the potential risks, to help you determine whether your company should turn to an open source solution, a commercial application, or a combination of both.
Posted: 28 Oct 2010 | Published: 28 Oct 2010

IBM

Getting Started With LucidWorks Enterprise
sponsored by Lucid Works
WHITE PAPER: This document provides a working knowledge of the LucidWorks Enterprise search development platform. Learn about installation, indexing content from local files, web sites, databases, searching, as well as improving the user experience using features such as user alerts, auto-complete and spell-check. Previous programming experience not required.
Posted: 18 Oct 2010 | Published: 18 Oct 2010

Lucid Works

Next-generation Enterprise Collaboration: The Case for Deploying Open Source Solutions
sponsored by Rivet Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: View this paper and learn how deploying effective enterprise and Web collaboration solutions can result in significant organizational and end user benefits for the enterprise, internal and external audiences, business end-users and IT departments.
Posted: 23 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

Rivet Logic Corporation

BeyeNETWORK Research Report: Open Source Solutions: Managing, Analyzing and Delivering Business Information
sponsored by Pentaho Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This survey report examines the usage of open source solutions within the BI and data warehousing market, describes what software is being deployed and presents the benefits and challenges of adopting open source technologies. Learn the rationale, practices and benefits that are driving use of open source as an alternative to traditional vendors.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2010

Pentaho Corporation

Master Data Management Projects in Practice - An Information Difference Research Study
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are often turning to Master Data Management as a key enabler in improving the timeliness, quality and reliability of BI with the ultimate goal of improving business performance. This survey report presents recommendations on the "do and don't" of MDM as well as some findings on the use of open source and manual coding in MDM projects.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Talend

Open Source Master Data Management - The Time is Right
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Proper master data management (MDM) is very valuable when available to enterprise business processes and analytics. However, master data projects are often challenging, architecturally complex, time intensive and expensive. This paper explains why the time is right for open source MDM, and predicts the effects of open source on the MDM marketplace.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Talend

High Performance for Integrating Massive Data Volumes with Talend Integration Suite MP
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: Processing very large data sets provides unique constraints, especially when time windows available for this processing are shrinking. This paper presents a variety of technologies available to accelerate the processing of large data volumes, including massive parallelization, optimized data-set-mode processing, grid deployment, and load balancing.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 16 Mar 2010

Talend

Resin Application Server Java EE 6 Web Profile
sponsored by Caucho Technology
WHITE PAPER: Caucho Technology aims to certify the Resin 4 application server on the newly finalized Java EE 6 Web Profile. This white paper discusses the Java EE 6 Web Profile and how it fits with the development philosophy of Resin as well as the details of our implementation including Resin extensions to the Java EE 6 Web Profile.
Posted: 05 Mar 2010 | Published: 04 Mar 2010

Caucho Technology

Beyond PostgreSQL: A Look Inside Postgres Plus Advanced Server
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server builds on the rock-solid PostgreSQL foundation to deliver significant value-added features not available in the community edition.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Which Postgres is Right for Me?
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the differences between PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Standard Server and Postgres Plus Advanced Server and optimize your choice of open source database. You'll learn enough about the different capabilities, modules, and uses for each product to make the best Postgres choice for your organization.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Achieving PCI Compliance with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises are often able to achieve compliance during an audit, they often have difficulty maintaining compliance on an ongoing basis. Learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux's built-in features will allow your business to develop a robust implementation for managing all security necessary to achieve and maintain compliance on an on-going basis.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Migrating From UNIX/ RISC To Red Hat Enterprise Linux® On Intel® Processor-Based Servers
sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel® processor-based servers is helping companies cut TCO by up to 50 percent and more versus comparable UNIX/RISC solutions, while providing a better foundation for growth. This white paper outlines the key benefits of migration and provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a successful transition.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and Intel

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Your Solaris Alternative
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will review some key features and benefits of both Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We will also explain why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal solution for enterprises that are facing Sun and SPARC's uncertain future, whether you are considering launching a new IT production environment or migrating a legacy environment...
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and HP
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OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE DEFINITION (continued): … Also see Open Source. Open source software (OSS) refers to software that is developed, tested, or improved through public collaboration and distributed with the idea that the must be shared with others, ensuring an open future collaboration. The collaborative experience of many developers, especially those in the academic environment, in developing various versions of the UNIX operating system, Richard Stallman's idea of Free Software Foundation, and the desire of users to freely choose among a number of products - all of these led to the Open Source movement and the approach to developing and distributing programs as open source software.
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