TIBCO Software donates its TIBCO General Interface source code to the open-source community via the Dojo Foundation.
has donated its TIBCO
General Interface source code to the open-source community via the Dojo Foundation
TIBCO and the Dojo Foundation have established the General Interface project
to give developers access to the General Interface source code and promote the
rapid creation of reliable AJAX (Asynchronous
feel of desktop GUI applications. TIBCO's General Interface is an AJAX
development tool set.
"General Interface is a complete AJAX-based rich Internet application [RIA]
platform used by a large number of leading Global 2000 companies for their
mission-critical Web applications and is the perfect complement to the Dojo
Toolkit," said Dylan Schiemann, vice president at the Dojo Foundation and CEO
. "Together, this family of
developer tools presents developers with an array of choices, ensuring they
have access to the right tools and support to be successful. Numerous
integration opportunities exist between General Interface, the Dojo Toolkit and
other foundation projects, and we are currently working on tighter integration
between the Dojo Toolkit and General Interface for our next formal release."
The partnership between the Dojo Foundation and SitePen expands TIBCO's
reach, bringing enterprise-class tools to individual developers and small
development shops while providing the freedom of open-source licensing models.
General Interface is currently an open-source project hosted by TIBCO,
available under the BSD open-source license, with an active online community
that provides developers with source code, helper applications, discussion
forums, and public defect and enhancement tracking.
"By offering our General Interface source code to the Dojo development
community, we hope to spark creativity and innovation in application development,"
said Tom Laffey, executive vice president of Products and Technology at TIBCO.
"Our partnership with the Dojo Foundation is just the next step in our overall
open-source strategy. We are committed to bringing world-class products to the
open-source community, offering our expertise and sharing the insight we gain
from that community to enhance the value we provide to our worldwide enterprise
customers. The open source code we are providing to Dojo developers is line for
line the exact enterprise-grade GI code currently deployed by many Fortune 500
companies around the world."
Schiemann said the effort to get this deal working has been a long time
coming. "One of Dojo's primary goals has been the reduction of reinventing
the wheel and working together with others to create great open-source tools
for Web application developers," he said. "I expect that in the
short-medium term, developers will see an immediate benefit through an increase
in the quality of both projects through shared knowledge, and development and
integration efforts. I'm very excited to have General Interface be part of the
Dojo Foundation, and TIBCO as a SitePen client."
Meanwhile, TIBCO General Interface - Enterprise Edition remains a key
product in TIBCO's SOA (service-oriented architecture) suite of products.