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Open Source Catalogue 2007 U.S. Version 1.1 R Re ea al li iz ze e t th he e B Be en ne ef fi it ts s o of f O Op pe en n S So ou ur rc ce e Over 260 products/projects described and rated Open Source Cat alogue 2007 - 2 of 45 © Copyright 2007. Some Right s Reserved. This work is licensed under a Creat ive Commons At t ribut ion 2. 5 License Tabl e of Cont ent s I nt r oduct i on ..............................................................................
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    Open Source Catalogue 2007 U.S. Version 1.1   RReeaalliizzeetthheeBBeenneeffiittssooffOOppeennSSoouurrccee  Over 260 products/projects described and rated     Open Source Catalogue 2007 - 2 of 45 © Copyright 2007. Some Rights Reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License Table of ContentsIntroduction........................................................................................................................................3   Legal Disclaimer.................................................................................................................................4   Open Source and Its Role in a New IT Ecosystem................................................................................4   Definition of Open Source....................................................................................................................4   An Open Source Timeline....................................................................................................................4   Open Source and Its Impact on the IT Industry......................................................................................5   Open Source for the Enterprise............................................................................................................8   Background on Open Source Catalogue Methodology and Approach...................................................9   Functionality......................................................................................................................................9   Community.......................................................................................................................................9   Maturity...........................................................................................................................................10   Trend..............................................................................................................................................10   ER-Rating........................................................................................................................................11   Contributions and Feedback................................................................................................................12   Operating Systems and Infrastructure..............................................................................................13   Operating Systems (Server & Client)....................................................................................................13   Graphical User Interfaces (Client)........................................................................................................14   Communication Infrastructure.............................................................................................................14   Security...........................................................................................................................................16   Web Servers.....................................................................................................................................16   Systems Management and Operations..................................................................................................16   Miscellaneous...................................................................................................................................17   Application Development and Infrastructure.....................................................................................18   Databases and File Systems................................................................................................................19   Application Server.............................................................................................................................20   Portal Server....................................................................................................................................21   Programming Languages....................................................................................................................21   Frameworks.....................................................................................................................................22   Components for Application Development.............................................................................................24   Development and Test Environments...................................................................................................25   Business Process and Workflow Management........................................................................................27   Web Services....................................................................................................................................27   Middleware/Enterprise Integration.......................................................................................................28   SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)....................................................................................................28   Rules Engines...................................................................................................................................29   ETL, Data Management/Transformation................................................................................................29   Search Machines...............................................................................................................................30   Infrastructure Solutions....................................................................................................................31   Collaboration/Groupware/Communication.............................................................................................31   Enterprise Content Management (Document and Content Management)....................................................32   Identity & Access Management............................................................................................................34   VoIP and Telephony...........................................................................................................................35   Business Applications........................................................................................................................36   CRM, ERP and E-Commerce................................................................................................................36   Analytics, Reporting and Data Warehousing..........................................................................................38   Knowledge Management and eLearning................................................................................................40   Office and Client Applications..............................................................................................................40   Index – Alphabetical.........................................................................................................................42   About Optaros...................................................................................................................................44    Open Source Catalogue 2007 - 3 of 45 © Copyright 2007. Some Rights Reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License IInnttrroodduuccttiioonn  The benefits of open source are being understood more and more in enterprise IT. There is rarely anorganization or an enterprise that doesn’t use open source products and technologies today. IT managerswho are asked about barriers and issues that would limit their use of open source typically mention supportand license topics. However one of the most relevant problems they face is the lack of knowledge on opensource solutions and their ability to fulfill enterprise needs. There are more than 140,000 open sourceprojects in existence. It is not simple to keep an overview and to separate out the pearls.The objective of Optaros’ Open Source Catalogue 2007 is to give IT decision makers navigation support bylisting the most relevant, useful and enterprise-ready open source platforms, components, frameworks andsolutions in an easy-to-read overview.Optaros’ Open Source Catalogue 2007 lists some 260 “projects” in four software categories (operatingsystems and infrastructure, application development and infrastructure, infrastructure solutions and businessapplications). The selection and the rating system is based on the experience of Optaros’ worldwideconsulting and integration work force, substantial research and evaluations, as well as interaction with opensource communities and companies. At the end of the day, the selection and evaluation will always besomewhat subjective, even when the analysis and the decisions were made as objectively as possible.However, we are convinced that it is the experience and the implementation knowledge of Optaros’ consultants as well as the pragmatic approach in compiling the data that will make this catalogue a veryuseful tool when thinking about alternatives to existing technologies or starting a new implementation projectand identifying suitable frameworks or solutions. The Open Source Catalogue is not intended to replacedetailed evaluation or proof of concepts, but provide some help to conduct a first selection.We appreciate feedback and controversial opinions. A communication channel for discussions has beenestablished, based on the email address OSS-Catalogue@optaros.com that will collect all input. A nextversion of the Open Source Catalogue will include elaborated improvements. We are looking forward to alively information and opinion exchange. Bruno von Rotz, Zurich, 25th November 2006  Open Source Catalogue 2007 - 4 of 45 © Copyright 2007. Some Rights Reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License Legal Disclaimer The selection and evaluation of the individual technologies was performed as carefully as possible and onthe basis of the experience and information available at the time of catalogue composition. Ratings anddescriptions have been supported by talking to specialists and communities around the globe. Neither thepresence, the content, nor the lack of specific entries give the right to claim for justification or any otherlegal justification to any party. OOppeennSSoouurrcceeaannddIIttssRRoolleeiinnaaNNeewwIITTEEccoossyysstteemm  Definition of Open Source Open source stands for software components and solutions whose source code is available, can be used,changed and distributed to other users following commonly agreed-upon rules. These rules are defined invarious license models - recommended reading in this context includes the Optaros whitepaper Free andOpen Source Licenses, Software Development, and Distribution. Thanks to the openness of the code,everybody can analyze the software and understand how the solution works. Developers can take thissolution or components of it, change it or build other applications based on it. Well-known open sourceprojects/products include Linux, the Apache web server, the database MySQL or the JBoss application server.The term “open source” was defined in 1998, however free software and sharing source code is a longstandingconcept, especially in research and university environments. Today we know about more than 140,000 opensource projects. These projects, whose center is usually one specific solution or component, differ in theirstate of development and their maturity. Thanks to license model standardization, the use, change anddistribution of open source software has become easier over time and follows legally sound principles. On thebasis of open source projects, new companies have been created and shaped to make money based on thesuccess of open source technologies. Most of these companies either distribute closed and open versions of specific software, offer support and maintenance services based on open source software or provideconsulting, training and systems integration services around open source software.The (r)evolutionary elements of open source are:1.   Low cost and infinitely scalable distribution of the software through the Internet2.   Collaborative development process across time zones and geographies, often by only looselyconnected development teams3.   Transparent access to the source code, allowing other projects to use and change the code andby providing the basis for new services offerings such as support and maintenanceindependently of owning the intellectual propertyBased on these three elements, open source is changing the way software is developed, acquired and used. An Open Source Timeline  “Open source” is not really a new invention. As a matter of fact, computer programs were free and “open” inthe fifties and were seen as a giveaway in combination with very expensive hardware. It was only in thesixties that people started to make a business out of software. They started to protect software assets andcharge for the use of software programs. Driven by the disadvantages of these new models, Richard M.
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