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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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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

Migrate From Unix To Linux In Six Steps
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: CIOs are increasingly aware that the Linux® platform offers a low-risk, robust, and value-for-money alternative to traditional UNIX® platforms. This whitepaper will list and describe a simple, six-step process for migrating from UNIX to Linux.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

CIO Guide: The Strategic Value of MySQL
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a model whereby CIOs can reduce their database costs significantly by adopting a heterogeneous database architecture and implement MySQL for a large part of their business critical and operational applications.
Posted: 05 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Mar 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

8 Questions You Should Ask About Linux Systems Management
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations are always looking for ways to save money and time without compromising on issues like security or compliance. Exploring the value of your systems management solution is a lot easier when you know the right questions to ask. We have a few suggestions for how to get started.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Integrating Data in the Information System, an Open Source Approach
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This White Paper describes a number of real-life applications and databases interoperability scenarios and explains how an Open Source approach helps in solving interoperability challenges. Read this paper to learn more about successfully connecting new technology deployments with existing infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Talend

Open Sesame: Why Open Source BI, Data Integration, and Data Warehousing Solutions are Gaining in Acceptance - by Dr Claudia Imhoff
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the challenges faced by organizations today regarding their BI, data integration, and data warehousing environments, why traditional solutions fall short, and the rise of upstart open source companies. Read on to learn more about open source BI, data integration, and data warehousing solutions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jun 2009

Talend

A Guide to Lower Database TCO
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how organizations such as Sabre Holdings, Cox Communications, and NASA have improved database reliability, performance and TCO using MySQL. You'll also see how these techniques can apply in your organization.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 07 May 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems: Architected for Open, Simple, and Scalable Enterprise Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Traditional NAS appliances have fallen short due to the proprietary nature of their software and the special-purpose nature of underlying hardware. By using open technologies, Oracle's Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems avoid the constraints, pitfalls, and costs of traditional storage appliances.
Posted: 23 Jul 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
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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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