BEA Making Open-Source Inroads

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-07-29 Print this article Print

The code for BEA's Apache Beehive project is now available to the public, and BEA's Apache XMLBeans project has received approval as an official project of the Apache Software Foundation.

BEA Systems Inc. has extended its foray into the open-source community, with updates on its key open-source projects and partnerships with open-source aficionados. At the OReilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., BEA announced that two of its open-source projects, aimed at helping developers build service-oriented architectures, are making their way through the Apache Software Foundation open-source community process.
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BEA officials said the code for the companys Apache Beehive project is now available to the public. And its Apache XMLBeans project, which is aimed at helping developers simplify Java and XML development, has received approval as an official project of the Apache Software Foundation, the company said. BEA submitted both technologies to the Apache foundation. The San Jose, Calif., company also announced that it is expanding its BEA dev2dev developer site through partnerships with publisher OReilly Media Inc. and CollabNet Inc., a provider of on-demand collaborative software development solutions. From these partnerships, BEA plans to deliver a revised dev2dev developer portal that features technical content and news from OReilly and collaborative software development tools from CollabNet, the company said. Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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