Project SocialSite opens up!

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We are very pleased to announce that source code is now available for Project SocialSite (under a CDDL/GPL license) and the project is now operating as an open source project following the Glassfish governance policy. We're working in the open and welcome contributors of all stripes.

In case you haven't heard, Project SocialSite is a set of Widgets and Web Services that you can use to add Social Networking features to your existing web sites and applications. It includes a Java web application that manages a comprehensive Social Graph repository and exposes that data via an OpenSocial-based REST API. SocialSite also includes a set of Widgets that can be used to create an end-to-end UI for Social Networking, including the ability to run OpenSocial Gadgets within the pages of your existing sites.

Source code for all of this is available today and a binary 'snapshot' build, but we're not ready to make a formal release yet. In fact, the code is a bit rough and critical features, such as security, are not yet implemented. So please bear with us or better yet join us and help us work towards our goal of creating a great OpenSocial implementation and a great platform for Social Networking.

Here's a quick guide to the Project SocialSite bits that are ready today:

Project SocialSite homepage on Java.net, with mailing lists and more:
https://socialsite.dev.java.net

Project SocialSite source code in Subversion:
https://socialsite.dev.java.net/source/browse/socialsite

Installation and build instructions:
https://socialsite.dev.java.net/files/documents/8682/106449/INSTALL.txt

Screencast that illustrates the project concept:
https://socialsite.dev.java.net/screencasts/mediawiki_demo.html

Our downloads page where you can find the latest build:
https://socialsite.dev.java.net/downloads.html

We'll have more to say next week, if not before.

Comments:

Congrats Dave and team, I'm svn updating as we speak:-)
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Posted by Patrick Chanezon on August 12, 2008 at 11:20 PM EDT #

Thanks for your support Pat! I'm looking forward to getting your feedback on what we have so far. - Dave

Posted by Dave Johnson on August 13, 2008 at 02:52 PM EDT #

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