Open sourcing... Education!
By chhandomay on Mar 05, 2008
Foundation manages a portfolio of open source applications for
and universities. These enterprise-focused applications
finance, research administration, endowment management to student
The rSmart Group, which provides services and support to academic institutions for open source software, is collaborating with us to develop Kuali-based programs that are certified to run on Sun's collection of systems and open source infrastructure software, including Solaris, MySQL, GlassFish, OpenSSO and OpenESB. We are also helping to establish several institutions as Sun Centers of Excellence for the Kuali solutions.
As reported in Campus Technology, this collaboration, coupled with Kuali open source software, will help colleges and universities cut the costs of administrative computing while benefiting from enterprise applications built for education by education. The typical barrier to entry for open source software in education -- lack of professional support from an established vendor -- goes away with Sun's commitment to this (and other education-related) efforts.
Echoing Gary, we are really pleased to be a part of this important initiative.
(Image courtesy: Kuali Foundation)