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UGIF 12 2010 - France UG

  1. 1. Open Source and InformixJacques Royjacquesr@us.ibm.com>>December 1, 2010 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Why is Open Source Important?“According to a survey by Accenture, more than two-thirds of organizations anticipate increasing their investment in it this year, and almost 40% said that they expect to migrate mission-critical software to open source within the next 12 months.” Readwrite Enterprise, June 24, 2010“The UK Government is accelerating the use of open source in schools, government departments and public services by making sure that open source is considered . . .”“Vietnam has a goal of migrating government software to open source by the end of 2010.”“Munich, Germany is making extensive use of open source software on municipal PCs, including Thunderbird and Open Office.”“The United States has made a number of recent moves toward open source: the whitehouse.gov move to Drupal, the memo from the Department of Defense (DoD): Clarifying Guidance on Open Source Software, and more.” Open Source Adoption in Worldwide Governmentshttp://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2010/01/19/open-source-adoption-in-worldwide-governments/ 2 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. Definition “Open source describes practices in production and development that promote access to the end products source materials—typically, their source code” - Wikipedia Free ? Use of volunteers, donations Support by companies like IBM Fee support, licensing Need to distinguish between: Free open source software Commercial open source software 3 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. Successful Open Source ProductsLinux Originally written by Linus Torvalds in 1991 IDS ran on Linux in 1998 (7.30.UC5)Apache Software Foundation (73 projects) A patchy http server Geronimo, Tomcat, Lucene, iBatisEclipse (Started as an IBM Canada project) Eclipse Foundation created in 2004Hibernate (Java object relational mapping) Development supervised by Redhat/JBossSocial networking products: Mediawiki, Drupal, Joomla!, etc.Other Dojo, Hadoop 4 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. Commercial Open Source ExamplesAlfresco (Enterprise Content Management) Uses Hibernate, moving to iBatisLotus Symphony?, Open Office Office productivity suite (document, presentation, spreadsheet)Multiple flavors of Linux RedHat, SuSE, Ubuntu, etc.Sugar CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Open Source support for MySQL, SQL ServerMono Open source implementation of Microsofts .NET application frameworkDatabases MySQL, Ingres, BerkeleyDB, etc. 5 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. Not Open source but... IBM Data Studio Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Can be used for Informix stored procedures debugging Bundled with Informix (11.70) media IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WASCE) Used Apache Tomcat and Geronimo Free download. Fee-based support available by IBM 6 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. Open Source and InformixMediawiki (PHP) W iki engine behind W ikipedia Ported to Informix on version 1.15.x – Done first half of 2010 Current version 1.16.0 (July 28, 2010)Hibernate (Java) Persistence layer, object to relational mapping Updated dialect, changes to some code Code changes not needed with Informix 11.70Drupal (PHP) Content management platform, community, blog software Version 6.16 working with Informix www.briug.org runs Drupal on InformixXwiki (Java) Second-generation wiki, allows scripting in pages 7 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. Current Projects Alfresco Enterprise content management Being worked on by More Data (sergio@moredata.pt) Bugzilla Bug tracking system written in Perl Port in progress DDLUtils Convert DDL from one vendor to another Assigned to a volunteer Pentaho Business intelligence tool Port completion expected soon Zabbix System monitoring tool Port in progress for version 1.8.4rc2 8 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. Potential Projects Atlasian Jira: project and issue tracking Confluence: wikis, collaboration SugarCRM Customer Relationship Management Jahia W eb content integration 9 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. Where to find out: www.iiug.org/opensource 10 © 2010 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. Open Source: Whats Next?Get more volunteers Do you want to participate?Work with partnersWork with commercial open source vendorsWork on contributionWork on specific open-source products Based on demand/opportunities 11 © 2010 IBM Corporation
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