Stories by Paul Krill

Sun CEO: Open source Java is 'momentous'

Sun Microsystems's offering of the Java platform <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/11/13/HNopensourcejava_1.html">via open source</a> under the GNU General Public License is a "momentous" change, said Sun President/CEO Jonathan Schwartz on Monday. But IBM wants the Apache Software Foundation in charge of Java.

Microsoft's product tsunami

During the next 12 to 18 months Microsoft plans a barrage of announcements unequaled during any period in the company's history.

Apache highlights open source projects

Open source technologies including Apache's Struts Java development framework and Jackrabbit content repository were among the projects debuting or getting upgraded at the ApacheCon conference in Texas last week.

Borland positions modeling tool for SOA, Eclipse

Borland Software this week is rolling out an upgrade to its Together enterprise modeling tool for the Eclipse platform, featuring SOA capabilities. Borland Together 2006 for Eclipse Release 2 boosts its usefulness for SOA by enabling a UML-based (Unified Modeling Language) view of dependencies in an entire system. This lets developers understand where services are being invoked and helps them gauge the impact of changes, said Dave Hauck, director of marketing for Together technologies at Borland.

IBM positions mainframes for SOA

IBM at the SHARE conference on Tuesday previewed Tivoli management software for its System z mainframes that is intended to boost the platform's standing in SOA and Internet computing.

EMC to buy RSA Security for $2.1 billion

EMC, looking to further its plan for information-centric security, has agreed to buy RSA Security for about US$2.1 billion in an all-cash transaction, the companies announced on Thursday.

Sun introduces OpenSolaris

Sun Microsystems on Tuesday launched its OpenSolaris program, which provides access to the Solaris operating system via an open source format, and also announced the release of 1,670 patents to the open source community.

Sun readies J2EE 1.4, app server

SAN FRANCISCO (11/13/2003) - Sun Microsystems Inc. next week will ship Java 2 Enterprise Edition 1.4, which is designed to enable the use of Web services in Java applications, along with an application server based on the new platform.

Sybase to ship database upgrade

SAN FRANCISCO (10/06/2003) - Sybase Inc. on Monday plans to ship Adaptive Server Enterprise 12.5.1, the latest version of the company's database that features self-management and Web services enhancements.