Monday Sep 01, 2008

Mango\* - King of FOSS Offerings


If there is one thing that I terribly miss after moving to this country, that would be the variety of Mangoes in India. I've been asked at the United States Customs if I'm importing any mangoes. The fruit's flavor, fragrance and color is just great so I don't blame them at all. There is even International Mango Festival conducted every year since 1987 in Delhi. The festival features more than 550 varieties for visitors to view and taste.

I can talk at lengths about the fruit Mango but this entry is about Mango\*. So what is it ?

Project mango\* is an initiative to promote the use of Sun's (Free Open Source Software) FOSS stack in the enterprise middleware market. Mango\* is an acronym which stands for
  • My SQL And
  • Netbeans
  • Glassfish
  • Open\*...(OpenESB or OpenSSO or OpenPortal or OpenSolaris...)

It's not a new prodcut or technology but a packaging of Sun's FOSS offerings that brings reliable, scalable and open software to the enterprise. The main purpose is  to demonstrate and illustrate how enterprises achieve their IT and business goals using Sun's FOSS technologies.

You can taste/download mango\* here, it contains the king of FOSS offerings. And don't forget to taste the "king of fruits" on your next visit to India :)

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