By madhu on Aug 17, 2007
On August 15th, Sun Microsystems India Pvt ltd announced a contest called Code for Freedom for all student community in India.
There are some very cool prizes to be won. It Highend Laptops, ishuffles, USB sticks and Sun equipments.
This is a very good opportunity for students to take part in the opensource projects. To get eligible for this contests, you have to contribute to any of the following opensource projects
OpenSolaris is an open source project created by Sun Microsystems to build a developer community around Solaris Operating System technology. It is aimed at developers, system administrators and users who want to develop and improve operating systems. It is a Unix that boasts of some of the most innovative technology on the Planet with unmatched features like DTrace - An OS Observability Framework and ZFS - The Worlds' most most advanced Filesystem. An active OpenSolaris User Group community is now growing worldwide, and dozens of OpenSolaris technology communities and projects are being opened on opensolaris.org. As of July 2007, the OpenSolaris community has more than 60,000 registered members with hundreds of active user-groups worldwide.
GlassFish is a free, open source application server which implements the newest features in the Java EE 5 platform. The Java EE 5 platform includes the latest versions of technologies such as such as Java Server Pages(JSP) 2.1, Java Server Faces(JSF) 1.2, Servlet 2.5, Enterprise Java Beans 3.0, Java API for Web Services(JAX-WS) 2.0, Java Architecture for XML Binding(JAXB) 2.0, Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform 1.0, and many other new technologies.
The NetBeans IDE is a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment for software developers. The IDE runs on many platforms including Windows, Linux, Solaris, and the MacOS. It is easy to install and use straight out of the box. The NetBeans IDE provides developers with all the tools they need to create professional cross-platform desktop, enterprise, web and mobile applications. NetBeans provides you with a rich set of features and a more productive work environment than other IDEs. And it just works: you do not waste your valuable development time searching for plug-ins. NetBeans IDE allows you to create state-of-the-art Java applications whether they be standalone, web tier, mobile or J2EE.
OpenPortal is enterprise-class open source Portal Server product derived from the Sun Java System Portal Server 7. The OpenPortal project includes the software for the portal desktop, search, discussions, Secure Remote Access, Mobile Access, communities and community services, portlet container, WSRP, JSF portlet bridge, portlets, and other 3rd party components such as Xinha and JSP Wiki.
5) Apache Derby
Apache Derby, an Apache DB subproject, is an open source relational database implemented entirely in Java.
Hurry up.. the contests closes on 14th Feb 2008.
Winners will be announced in March 2008.
For more information visit http://in.sun.com/codeforfreedom