By Karie Willyerd on Jan 25, 2007
Sun, which has already contributed more code to open source projects than any other company, is releasing its Sun Java System Content Delivery Server to the open source community. Content Delivery Server is a mobile content delivery and management platform that helps mobile operators launch and sustain content services more cost-effectively. The source code is available today under the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) at http://opencds.dev.java.net.
Sharing the Content Delivery Server with the open source community helps expand the product's footprint to a wider market. Increased access to the Content Delivery Server means more systems integrators, OEMs and independent software vendors will engage on the Content Delivery Server platform, increasing the available options. Sun will continue to be a key driver of Content Delivery Server development, product roadmap, marketing and community-building. Access to the source code enables customers and systems integrators to enhance and customize OpenCDS to meet their needs.
Recently, Sun announced upgrades for CDS that enable leading operators worldwide to grow their service portfolios and increase revenue by making it easier to add, manage and bill for virtually all types of wireless content through a new and unique distributed download architecture. (See http://www.sun.com/smi/Press/sunflash/2006-12/sunflash.20061204.3.xml) Sun also recently announced new CDS customers Telecom New Zealand and Telefonica Moviles de Argentina, who have chosen the Sun CDS solutions running on the Sun Solaris operating system to quickly bring new services and content to market.