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DEFINITION: Shared source is a software licensing concept that is more open than the proprietary approach to licensing but more restricted than the open source model. Under a shared source program license, authorized parties are granted full or partial access to source code. Typically, those granted access can view source code but cannot alter it for any commercial purpose. Some shared source programs allow  … 
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Open Source White Papers (View All Report Types)
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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

Why the future of the cloud is open
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Explore the characteristics of open cloud, and discover how adopting a truly open cloud delivers the maximum business value in this essential resource.
Posted: 25 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jul 2012

Red Hat

RHEV for Desktops: Competitive Pricing Whitepaper
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This document compares the pricing of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops (RHEV) with the pricing of VMware View 5 for desktop virtualization. Access a detailed price comparison for the use cases of 100 virtual desktops.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

CIO Quickpulse: Drivers for Enterprise Virtualization Diversification
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Considering adopting second-vendor virtualization to increase diversity, data center power and agility?  This resource describes the appeal of open source solutions over proprietary vendor solutions.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 25 May 2012

Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Real-World Application Performance
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Compare the performance of real enterprise workloads and applications such as SAP, Oracle database and IBM DB2 on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) in this brief summary. Discover how you can leverage an open source virtualization platform to gain 96 percent or more bare metal performance.
Posted: 21 May 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise BRMS Overview: Business Rules and the Red Hat Open Source Way
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an overview of JBoss Enterprise BRMS – an open source system that automates decisions by using simple rules development, access, and change management. Learn about the features and benefits of this system, as well as why BRMSs are important for the success of your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Red Hat

JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform: Value Proposition and Differentiation
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this technical paper to get an overview of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform and JBoss Enterprise Data Services Platform. Learn how the two systems work together to make your data accessible in real-time, automate processes, and respond to and manage business events more effectively.
Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Red Hat

iLog to JBoss BRMS Migration Guide
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Every business rules management system (BRMS) migration project requires detailed planning to ensure success. When you are ready to embark on your BRMS migration, read this technical white paper to arm yourself with the necessary information and tools for planning and implementing your move successfully.
Posted: 20 Apr 2012 | Published: 20 Apr 2012

Red Hat

Gap Analysis: The Case for Data Services
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to fully understand the need for data services in today’s organizations. Then, learn why the best approach to fulfilling your data services needs might come in form of open source SOA – a cost-effective strategy for seamlessly integrating data services into your business.
Posted: 19 Apr 2012 | Published: 19 Apr 2012

Red Hat

OpenStack Powered Clouds: The Business Case
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are increasingly turning to IaaS to expand cloud services offerings without increasing overhead or infrastructure costs. Discover how Dell's OpenStack Powered Cloud Solutions help organizations quickly deliver high-performance, cost-efficent clouds.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 19 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and AMD

CRX 2.2 from Adobe—the development platform for today’s complex, content environment
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this comprehensive white paper on Adobe CRX to learn how this enterprise content management (ECM) platform provides developers with a stable, open, well-documented and extensible content and query model.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Power Management & Security within Open Source Private Cloud with Intel & OpenStack
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Security and compliance are primary concerns that are slowing cloud adoption in many enterprises. This white paper discusses open, standards-based cloud computing solutions designed to safely support scalable cloud infrastructures. Learn how you can leverage these technologies to ensure a highly efficient and secure cloud experience.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Sep 2011

Intel

Why the Future of the Cloud is Open
sponsored by Red Hat/Cisco/Intel
WHITE PAPER: Explore 3 approaches to building a cloud in this white paper. Discover why building an open cloud is the best strategy to unlock the full efficiency, agility, and cost benefits of cloud computing, and learn what the essential requirements of building an open cloud are.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Red Hat/Cisco/Intel

KVM: Hypervisor Security You Can Depend On
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: Implementing secure virtual and cloud environments is a major concern for businesses. Discover how KVM hypervisors provide the security businesses need with features such mandatory access control and hardware-based isolation, and compare its performance against other general-purpose x86 hypervisors.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Red Hat & IBM

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 on IBM System X – a Smarter Choice
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: Organizations stand to gain cost-savings of 40-75% from server consolidation and reduced data center space and power needs. Discover how a Red Hat and IBM partnership can help deliver enterprise-ready virtualization solutions that offer increased performance, scalability, security and manageability.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Red Hat & IBM

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Datasheet
sponsored by Red Hat & IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore the full capabilities and features of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), a complete, open-source virtualization management solution for server and desktop virtualization in this resource. Discover how RHEV builds on the powerful Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and the oVirt open virtualization management platform.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

Red Hat & IBM

Cloud Computing: Get to know the basics
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how government IT can enjoy cloud capabilities while keeping existing IT investments and avoiding vendor lock-in. Explore how open source and application portability in the cloud and the relationships between technology providers are critical to building a successful cloud strategy.
Posted: 23 Jan 2012 | Published: 05 Jan 2012

Red Hat

Working With Open Source Companies
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses several key differences between closed and open source software vendor management, providing advice for managing your deployments and investments in open source technologies.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2007

FuseSource

How To Use Open Source Safely In The Enterprise
sponsored by FuseSource
WHITE PAPER: Deploying open source projects safely and successfully in an enterprise environment requires thorough understanding and careful evaluation of each project. Read this paper to learn about the benefits, defining characteristics, and requirements for enterprise use of open source software technology.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2010

FuseSource

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

Cloud Computing and Open Source: IT Climatology is Born
sponsored by Eucalyptus Systems
WHITE PAPER: While public clouds offer tremendous scale at an attractive price point, private clouds will continue to be more attractive to businesses due to increased infrastructure control and policy enforcement capabilities. Access this resource to discover how transparency and speed of problem remediation can be achieved with open source platforms.
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2011

Eucalyptus Systems

How to manage consolidated applications
sponsored by HP
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains how you can lower costs and improve flexibility by migrating your mainframe to open system servers. Discover the three major factors driving organizations to consider migrating application workloads off mainframe environments to open systems solutions.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 07 Oct 2011

HP

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

How to Lead Your BI Project with a Brand New Approach
sponsored by Pentaho Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This article discusses reasons why many BI projects fail and explore solutions for why they fail.
Posted: 15 Sep 2011 | Published: 12 Sep 2011

Pentaho Corporation
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OPEN SOURCE DEFINITION (continued): …  only viewing of code; others allow non-commercial alteration and/or redistribution. Microsoft originated the shared source approach, which has since been adopted by other major industry players, including Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.The shared source model offers fewer benefits than the open source model. It lacks, for example, the collaborative improvement process promoted by the open source approach. However, even the ability to view source code can be helpful. Shared source code can help developers ensure compatibility with existing programs and can make it easier to review source … 
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