July 27, 2006

ObjectWeb: First Complete Open-Source ECM and JCR

Sharon Smith writes "ObjectWeb Releases First Complete Open-Source Enterprise Content Management and Repository Solution

ObjectWeb Consortium Member eXo Platform SARL Introduces Powerful Enterprise Content Management Software

OSCON, Portland, OR, USA – July 25, 2006 – ObjectWeb and eXo Platform SARL today announced the availability of the first complete open-source content management and repository solutions that allow users to create, manage and store documents from a customized, single point-of-access Web portal.

The newly available capabilities – eXo Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and eXo Java Content Repository (JCR) – make it simple for IT developers to create Web portals for document collaboration and information sharing. The software is integrated as part of ObjectWeb code base.

“After contributing the first JSR 168 compliant Enterprise Portal in the market to ObjectWeb, today the eXo project is delivering one of the very first JSR 170 implementations and the ECM upper stack to the ObjectWeb consortium,” said Francois Letellier, executive director of the ObjectWeb consortium. “By leveraging several other consortium projects, such as SpagoBI, Bonita, Lomboz and JOnAS to name a few, the team is taking advantage of the ecosystem to create open source collaboration that works and that we will continue to promote.”

With the addition of eXo Platform to ObjectWeb’s portfolio in November 2004, the consortium added a web application suite layer to its extensive roster of open-source middleware components, which includes: JOnAS, the first non-commercial open-source application server to be certified compliant with J2EE(TM) 1.4; Bonita, an enhanced workflow engine; and SpagoBI, the Business Intelligence Free Platform. Today this suite is growing with a strong ECM layer.

“The project development of the Venice District news portal has been carried out with success using eXo Portal and the new eXo ECM and eXo JCR components,” said Gabriele Ruffatti, architecture and consulting director of the Research & Innovation division at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica. “The great added value of the platform comes from the ECM and JCR integration within the portal environment which makes our work much easier and greatly enhances our productivity.”

"The new site, realized by means of a full open source stack, provides more information and services to the citizens plus from an ethical perspective, we prefer open source software,” said Franca Sallustio, chief of the IT department of the Venice District in Italy.

The full source code of eXo Platform is available for download from the ObjectWeb web site (http://www.objectweb.org/) under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and can be embedded, modified and/or redistributed freely under the terms of this license.

About eXo Enterprise Content Management
The eXo Enterprise Content Management software enables users to securely create and manage personalized information content. Users will see only content and workflow according to defined rules within specified groups. The product comes with workflow administration function and advanced templating and scripting capabilities.

About eXo Java Content Repository
This is one of only three JSR 170 implementations available today in the large ECM market dominated by high-priced, proprietary alternatives. JCR allows for storing, structuring, versioning and locking content and comes with many client libraries for server queries: WebDAV and RMI as well as a REST API, which integrates with rich editors such as FCKEditor to manipulate remotely stored content such as images or flash movies.

The JCR software can be deployed either standalone or with other eXo products. Its advanced security works with most RDBM, OpenLDAP and ActiveDirectory implementations.

Venice District news portal: http://poloest.provincia.venezia.it/ecm/

About eXo Platform SARL
eXo Platform SARL is a privately-held company created in November 2003 to provide dual licenses, services and support for the popular open-source project eXo platform, a powerful, corporate portal and enterprise content management system. Its goal is to provide portal platform technology that offers the lowest cost of ownership via open-source software licenses backed up by expert technical support services. eXo platform SARL has opened offices in France, Brazil, Ukraine and Vietnam. An office in Houston will open in September 2006.

About ObjectWeb
Founded in 2002 by Bull, France Telecom and INRIA, ObjectWeb is a consortium of leading companies and research organizations from around the world who have joined forces to produce the next generation of open-source Middleware. ObjectWeb's goal is to provide Real-Time Enterprises with independent solutions which combine quality and robustness at the best possible performance/cost ratio. ObjectWeb targets alternative solutions to proprietary products for e-business, EAI, data connectivity, grid computing, enterprise messaging and business intelligence. Based on open standards, ObjectWeb's middleware includes application servers, components, frameworks and tools.

eXo Platform is a registered trademark of eXo Platform SARL. Java, J2EE, and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release that are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, management's plans and objectives for future operations, and management's assessment of market factors, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties."

Link: objectweb.org

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