Developers to Benefit From 8 Million Lines of Sun-Sponsored Open Source Code at SunSource.net

Developers Now Have One Convenient Access Point to Information

On 15 Sun-Related Open Source Projects



May 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW)
 today announced the launch of SunSource.net, a new developer Web portal that
 centralizes critical information on all of Sun's free and open source projects
 and acts as a focal point as developers inside Sun and throughout the
 community engage in conversations on open source issues. SunSource.net further
 demonstrates Sun's commitment to advancing open source software. It provides
 yet another tool for open source developers to engage with Sun on
 co-development efforts and focuses on Sun's rapidly growing open source
 efforts, including five Sun-sponsored community projects that total more than
 8 million lines of source code and ten additional community projects to which
 Sun contributes.
     Sun has made a serious commitment to open source software development over
 the last two years, including the single largest contribution to date through
 OpenOffice.org, the site that hosts the StarOffice(TM) source code. The
 benefits of developing software based on open source are well defined and well
 known throughout the community -- shared development, shared debugging, shared
 support. And most importantly, no vendor lock-in or monopoly.
     "Unlike our competitors, Sun is actually contributing real code to the
 open source community," said Doug Kaewert, vice president, Sun Developer
 Network organization. "Open source software development is a core part of
 Sun's strategy. It's a model that has value for both Sun and for developers.
 And with SunSource.net, developers now have one focused resource through which
 to directly engage Sun in conversations regarding all our open source
 projects."
     SunSource.net is a one-stop access point for developers, featuring links
 to all of Sun's free and open source projects, including Sun-sponsored
 projects (Netbeans.org, OpenOffice.org, Jxta.org, Brazil, and Java Reliable
 Multicast Service(TM)) and community projects Sun is contributing to or
 sponsoring (Apache-based projects, such as Ant, Batik, Crimson, Struts and
 Tomcat; and other projects, such as GNOME, Mozilla(TM), TI-RPC for NFSv4,
 NFS v4 on Linux, Solaris(TM) X Internationalization Framework). Developers
 also have access to mailing lists to begin conversations with developers
 inside Sun and also with members throughout the global open source community
 regarding Sun's policies and involvement with open source and about open
 source in general.
     CollabNet, a leading provider of collaborative software development
 solutions based on open source concepts, has been contracted by Sun to provide
 the infrastructure for SunSource.net, which follows three other community
 sites that Sun and CollabNet have built in the last year, including Jxta.org,
 Netbeans.org, and OpenOffice.org. For SunSource.net, Sun worked with CollabNet
 to port its SourceCast platform to Solaris 8, rated the #1 UNIX(R) operating
 environment by D.H. Brown Associates for reliability, availability,
 serviceability, and security and a powerful platform for collaborative, open
 source software development projects. CollabNet will continue to offer
 SourceCast on Solaris Operating Environment as an optional platform for its
 customers.
     The CollabNet SourceCast platform provides a comprehensive Web-based
 development environment that enables geographically dispersed groups of
 developers to collaborate on software projects. SourceCast tools for revision
 control, issue tracking, mailing list creation and management, Web-based
 administration, and custom branding and content. In addition, SourceCast
 provides the flexibility and security needed to support both proprietary and
 open source software development projects.
     "The SunSource site provides developers with a single location from where
 they can easily link to all of Sun's Open Source Networks," said
 Brian Behlendorf, co-founder and CTO of CollabNet. "Since CollabNet is
 providing our SourceCast platform for all of Sun's major open source
 initiatives, developers can use the same tools to work on any of the projects.
 In addition, SourceCast on Solaris allows CollabNet to offer our customers an
 additional platform option to help meet their business requirements."
     For more information on SunSource.net, go to: http://www.sunsource.net .
 
     About Solaris Operating Environment
     The Solaris 8 Operating Environment (OE) is the leading operating system
 for UNIX servers and is the highest ranked UNIX operating environment by
 D.H. Brown Associates. With better than a 30 percent share of the worldwide
 UNIX server operating environment shipments in 2000, Solaris leads with double
 the market share of the next most popular UNIX operating environment. The
 Solaris 8 OE combines new levels of availability and reliability with support
 for massive scalability, sophisticated manageability and advanced security. It
 is available for both SPARC(TM) and Intel Architecture platforms and supports
 more than 12,000 applications. Integrated with iPlanet's LDAP Directory,
 Solaris 8 OE enables enterprises adapting to the Internet age, and dot-com
 businesses adopting the disciplines of the data center, to increase service
 levels while at the same time reducing service costs and risks.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
 Computer(TM)" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.sun.com .
 
     NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, StarOffice, Java
 Reliable Multicast Service, NetBeans, Java Community Process, JavaServer Pages
 PicoJava, J2EE, J2SE, Jiro, Forte, The Network Is The Computer and all
 Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a
 registered trademark in the United States and other countries, exclusively
 licensed through X/Open Company, Ltd. Mozilla is a trademark or registered
 trademark at Netscape Communications Corporation in the United States and
 other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Jim Grisanzio of Sun Microsystems, Inc., 408-517-7091, or
 jim.grisanzio@eng.sun.com.
 
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SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW)
 today announced the launch of SunSource.net, a new developer Web portal that
 centralizes critical information on all of Sun's free and open source projects
 and acts as a focal point as developers inside Sun and throughout the
 community engage in conversations on open source issues. SunSource.net further
 demonstrates Sun's commitment to advancing open source software. It provides
 yet another tool for open source developers to engage with Sun on
 co-development efforts and focuses on Sun's rapidly growing open source
 efforts, including five Sun-sponsored community projects that total more than
 8 million lines of source code and ten additional community projects to which
 Sun contributes.
     Sun has made a serious commitment to open source software development over
 the last two years, including the single largest contribution to date through
 OpenOffice.org, the site that hosts the StarOffice(TM) source code. The
 benefits of developing software based on open source are well defined and well
 known throughout the community -- shared development, shared debugging, shared
 support. And most importantly, no vendor lock-in or monopoly.
     "Unlike our competitors, Sun is actually contributing real code to the
 open source community," said Doug Kaewert, vice president, Sun Developer
 Network organization. "Open source software development is a core part of
 Sun's strategy. It's a model that has value for both Sun and for developers.
 And with SunSource.net, developers now have one focused resource through which
 to directly engage Sun in conversations regarding all our open source
 projects."
     SunSource.net is a one-stop access point for developers, featuring links
 to all of Sun's free and open source projects, including Sun-sponsored
 projects (Netbeans.org, OpenOffice.org, Jxta.org, Brazil, and Java Reliable
 Multicast Service(TM)) and community projects Sun is contributing to or
 sponsoring (Apache-based projects, such as Ant, Batik, Crimson, Struts and
 Tomcat; and other projects, such as GNOME, Mozilla(TM), TI-RPC for NFSv4,
 NFS v4 on Linux, Solaris(TM) X Internationalization Framework). Developers
 also have access to mailing lists to begin conversations with developers
 inside Sun and also with members throughout the global open source community
 regarding Sun's policies and involvement with open source and about open
 source in general.
     CollabNet, a leading provider of collaborative software development
 solutions based on open source concepts, has been contracted by Sun to provide
 the infrastructure for SunSource.net, which follows three other community
 sites that Sun and CollabNet have built in the last year, including Jxta.org,
 Netbeans.org, and OpenOffice.org. For SunSource.net, Sun worked with CollabNet
 to port its SourceCast platform to Solaris 8, rated the #1 UNIX(R) operating
 environment by D.H. Brown Associates for reliability, availability,
 serviceability, and security and a powerful platform for collaborative, open
 source software development projects. CollabNet will continue to offer
 SourceCast on Solaris Operating Environment as an optional platform for its
 customers.
     The CollabNet SourceCast platform provides a comprehensive Web-based
 development environment that enables geographically dispersed groups of
 developers to collaborate on software projects. SourceCast tools for revision
 control, issue tracking, mailing list creation and management, Web-based
 administration, and custom branding and content. In addition, SourceCast
 provides the flexibility and security needed to support both proprietary and
 open source software development projects.
     "The SunSource site provides developers with a single location from where
 they can easily link to all of Sun's Open Source Networks," said
 Brian Behlendorf, co-founder and CTO of CollabNet. "Since CollabNet is
 providing our SourceCast platform for all of Sun's major open source
 initiatives, developers can use the same tools to work on any of the projects.
 In addition, SourceCast on Solaris allows CollabNet to offer our customers an
 additional platform option to help meet their business requirements."
     For more information on SunSource.net, go to: http://www.sunsource.net .
 
     About Solaris Operating Environment
     The Solaris 8 Operating Environment (OE) is the leading operating system
 for UNIX servers and is the highest ranked UNIX operating environment by
 D.H. Brown Associates. With better than a 30 percent share of the worldwide
 UNIX server operating environment shipments in 2000, Solaris leads with double
 the market share of the next most popular UNIX operating environment. The
 Solaris 8 OE combines new levels of availability and reliability with support
 for massive scalability, sophisticated manageability and advanced security. It
 is available for both SPARC(TM) and Intel Architecture platforms and supports
 more than 12,000 applications. Integrated with iPlanet's LDAP Directory,
 Solaris 8 OE enables enterprises adapting to the Internet age, and dot-com
 businesses adopting the disciplines of the data center, to increase service
 levels while at the same time reducing service costs and risks.
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
 Computer(TM)" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://www.sun.com .
 
     NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, Solaris, StarOffice, Java
 Reliable Multicast Service, NetBeans, Java Community Process, JavaServer Pages
 PicoJava, J2EE, J2SE, Jiro, Forte, The Network Is The Computer and all
 Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a
 registered trademark in the United States and other countries, exclusively
 licensed through X/Open Company, Ltd. Mozilla is a trademark or registered
 trademark at Netscape Communications Corporation in the United States and
 other countries.
 
     CONTACT:  Jim Grisanzio of Sun Microsystems, Inc., 408-517-7091, or
 jim.grisanzio@eng.sun.com.
 
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