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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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The Oracle Database Administrator of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technologies
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: As new technologies become more widely adopted, your role as a database administrator (DBA) will change. This paper outlines the common challenges you face, the critical tasks you perform, and examines the trends will impact your role as a DBA.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008 | Published: 23 Jun 2008

Dell Software

Collaboration without Boundaries
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: IBM and Red Hat have a single, security-rich collaboration and messaging platform that makes it simple, easy, and affordable to improve organizational productivity and effectiveness. It is much more than a Microsoft Exchange/desktop alternative.
Posted: 20 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Red Hat and JBoss

6 Myths about Open Source
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: There has long been concern that open source is a niche IT option, unable to support mission-critical applications, and that any update to the code is unregulated. This white paper challenges these concerns.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

From PoC to Production: Why Ingres® Should Power Your Next Application
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses open source solutions that power either a fully open source solution stack, a turnkey ISV solution or a custom application throughout the product lifecycle, from proof-of-concept to a robust, scalable production deployment.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

Delivering Business Intelligence with Open Source Software
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: The high cost and complexity of the business intelligence technical infrastructure has inhibited adoption for many companies. This paper considers how fully functional, usable and industrial strength Open Source solutions have made BI more accessible.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

Actuate Rich Information Applications Platform Tour
sponsored by Actuate
SOFTWARE DEMO: Discover how Actuate enables organizations to make interactions and service a better, more convenient experience for their customers.
Posted: 07 Jan 2008 | Premiered: 03 Jan 2008

Actuate

SUSE® Linux Enterprise Desktop: Decreasing Your Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Novell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop and find out how it stacks up against Windows Vista.
Posted: 19 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

Novell, Inc.

Dynamic IT: Expand Your Capabilities with Open Source
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Open source software has developed dramatically over the past few years. View this white paper to learn how open source is essential for a successful IT department.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Open Source and Virtualization: Twin Trends to Drive Customer Value
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Virtualization is one of the hottest topics in IT. This white paper provides an introduction to virtualization and explores the relationship between virtualization and open source and its effect on user control and efficiency.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 May 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 General Overview
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 was released in early 2007. Learn about its enhanced level of capabilities and new levels of performance, scalability and security.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Swisscom IT Services Implements Simply Managed Linux (SIMLUX) with Red Hat and JBoss Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: Swisscom IT Services needed to create a standardized and stable operating system to host outsourced services from its customers. Learn how they worked with Red Hat to develop a highly flexible and effective infrastructure for its data centers.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Real Technology Lessons
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
SOFTWARE DEMO: Forget the jargon, you need real technology to help you get things done. View these simple lessons from Red Hat for open source applications you can trust.
Posted: 18 Sep 2007 | Premiered: 01 Sep 2007

Red Hat and JBoss

Extending Xen with IntelĀ® Virtualization Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For Linux servers, Xen acts as the virtual machine monitor which can offer support to unmodified and paravirtualized guest operating systems. Read this white paper to get a better understanding of Xen and recent changes that enhance virtual perform...
Posted: 18 Jun 2007 | Published: 10 Aug 2006

Intel Corporation

GroundWork: Bringing IT Operations Management to Open Source and Beyond
sponsored by GroundWork, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and see why IT professionals are adding open source IT management solutions to their short list for network and systems monitoring tools. See how these tools can complement existing solutions within a heterogeneous infrastructure.
Posted: 30 May 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

GroundWork, Inc.

JEMS: The Open Source Platform for SOA
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: To fully maximize a SOA, enterprises need to draw on resources beyond any single IT vendor. Download this paper today to discover how to make a practical and easy to launch SOA with an open source model.
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Red Hat and JBoss

Top 5 Strategies for Managing Linux
sponsored by Levanta
WHITE PAPER: Linux manageability concerns are among the top reasons organizations hesitate to adopt the platform. But Linux is easily manageable by following a few key strategies. This paper provides strategies for scalable and productive Linux management practices
Posted: 15 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Levanta

CitiStreet Hits the Road Running with Red Hat
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: CitiStreet faced increasing volume on its Web applications, both from an expanding client base and increased utilization of the Web by the plan participants they service.
Posted: 03 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Red Hat and JBoss

The Components of the Red Hat Application Stack
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: Learn how open source software standardizes Web application platforms and dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of an SOA deployment.
Posted: 03 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Red Hat and JBoss
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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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