SCO Is an Open-Source SCAMP

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-03-14 Print this article Print

SCO now has its own SCOServer twist on the LAMP stack. (Linux-Watch)

Just because The SCO Group opposes Linux doesnt mean that it objects to all open source. In the companys latest release, the SCAMP Stack combines its SCO OpenServer Unix server with the Apache Web server, MySQL database platform and Perl/PHP scripting and programming languages to create an application platform. OpenServer, a powerful and stable x86 Unix distribution, supports MySQL and PostgreSQL DBMS, the Apache Web server, Tomcat, OpenSSH and OpenSSL, Samba file and print services, and UnixWare 7.1.4, Xenix and J2EE (Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) 1.4.2 applications.
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Its preemptive SVR5 kernel supports multithreading for C, C++ and Java applications via its POSIX interface. What it has not had, until now, was a simple Web-services application foundation. Thats where SCAMP comes in. Playing on the success of the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP/Python/Perl) stack, SCAMP is meant to give OpenServer users access to the many existing LAMP applications while enabling SCO developers to build new SCAMP programs. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: SCO is such an open-source SCAMP Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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