BEA Making Open-Source Inroads

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-07-29

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.

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