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Open Source Software Volume 44, Number 2, 2005 Click to enlarge
SJ 44-2
Referred to by some as a "paradigm shift," the open-source software phenomenon is having a significant impact on the information technology landscape. Although the revenue generated by open-source software does not come from the products themselves but from related hardware, software, and services, that revenue is now in the billions of dollars and growing. This issue of the journal contains 18 papers on a variety of topics related to open-source software, including Linux, Eclipse, the open-source project collaboration model, the use of open-source software within governmental institutions, and IBM activities in open-source software development.
Table of Contents Papers in: PDF    Order No. G321-0157-00
Introduction Danny Sabbah, Vice President, Strategy and Technology, Software Group and Daniel Frye, Vice President, Linux Technology Center, Systems & Technology Group
Preface John J. Ritsko and Alex Birman p. 213
The open-source model
Opening minds: Cultural change with the introduction of open-source collaboration methods A. Neus and P. Scherf p. 215
The value of open standards and open-source software in government environments K. D. Simon p. 227
Open-source versus proprietary software: Is one more reliable and secure than the other? A. Boulanger p. 239
A history of IBM’s open-source involvement and strategy P. G. Capek, S. P. Frank, S. Gerdt, and D. Shields p. 249
Development tools and environments
Contributions to the GNU Compiler Collection D. Edelsohn, W. Gellerich, M. Hagog, D. Naishlos, M. Namolaru, E. Pasch, H. Penner, U. Weigand, and A. Zaks p. 259
Integrating Web technologies in Eclipse J. Ponzo and O. Gruber p. 279
The Eclipse 3.0 platform: Adopting OSGi technology O. Gruber, B. J. Hargrave, J. McAffer, P. Rapicault, and T. Watson p. 289
Aspect-oriented programming with AspectJ A. Colyer and A. Clement p. 301
Supporting aspect-oriented software development with the Concern Manipulation Environment W. Harrison, H. Ossher, S. Sutton, and P. Tarr p. 309
Linux
A Linux-based tool for hardware bring up, Linux development, and manufacturing T. Venton, M. Miller, R. Kalla, and A. Blanchard p. 319
Providing Linux 2.6 support for the zSeries platform C. Bornträger and M. Schwidefsky p. 331
Virtual Linux servers under z/VM: Security, performance, and administration issues D. Turk and J. Bausch p. 341
A middleware performance characterization of Linux using IBM WebSphere Application Server V. K. Anand and W. C. Jamison p. 353
Building applications for the Linux Standard Base C. Yeoh p. 369
Other applications
MMBase: An open-source content management system J. Becking, S. Course, G. van Enk, H. T. Hangyi, J. J. M. Lahaye, D. Ockeloen, R. Peters, H. Rosbergen, and R. van Wendel de Joode p. 381
The Jikes Research Virtual Machine project: Building an open-source research community B. Alpern, S. Augart, S. M. Blackburn, M. Butrico, A. Cocchi, P. Cheng, J. Dolby, S. Fink, D. Grove, M. Hind, K. S. McKinley, M. Mergen, J. E. B. Moss, T. Ngo, V. Sarkar, and M. Trapp p. 399
The use of open-source software in the IBM corporate portal N. Yan, D. Leip, and K. Gupta p. 419
Experience with K42, an open-source, Linux-compatible, scalable operating-system kernel J. Appavoo, M. Auslander, M. Butrico, D. M. da Silva, O. Krieger, M. F. Mergen, M. Ostrowski, B. Rosenburg, R. W. Wisniewski, and J. Xenidis p. 427

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