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Copyright 2007, Dennis Byron

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Open Source Software (OSS):

“You can’t tell the players without a scorecard”

The following
pages line

up many OSS products, communities and commercial backers for easy reference
.

There
a
re

pages for applications, business intelligence, databases, middlewar
e and so forth.

OSS

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Few

OSS “products”
are actually
productized in the
commercial sense of
that word
. Estimates
say there as many as
100,000 OSS products
but
Optaros

has
identified about 300 as
enterprise ready.

My
list does not come from
the Optaros list but
strictly from

my

research as it proceeds.


To be listed an OSS
product
needs to be
available via some

O
SS
” license, of
which there are
many

(“freeware”

does not
count
)

The groups

listed

here

develop and
support

the OSS
product

listed to the
left.



Typically the com
-
munity is composed
of a number of
“volunteers” (often
users of the services
provided by the
commercial backer
listed to the right)
and employees of
the commercial
backer. Less often,
but the more
common under
-
standing of
“community,” they
are just a bunch of
folks that “live to
program.”

Typically but not always, the

companies

listed here have

pr
oductize
d

the “free” code
listed
on the far left in cooperation with
the “community” listed
immediately to the left.
T
he
Community and the Commercial
Backer
can be

linked loosely or
tightly
.


The commercial backer usually
supplies

for
-
fee

support and
servi
ces

related to the OSS
product but also often offers a
traditionally licensed commercial
product built on top of the OSS
product (noted at right if relevant)

and sometimes makes the OSS
product’s
software
functionality
available as a service (SaaS)
.


Some

commercial backers

also

employ a “benevolent dictator”
for the comm
unity.

Many software suppliers use OSS and
give back to the community in terms
of adapters, bug fixes, quality control
and so forth but do not themselves
offer an OSS product.

They are no
t
listed in this “OSS scorecard” but are
noted in my monthly research
reports.


Many large software suppliers, in
particular IBM, develop and market
both OSS and non
-
OSS software
products.


Multiple “forges” exist which
combine different community efforts

and provide typical software
development services such as version
control, check
-
in/check
-
out, etc.

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OSS “Product”

Community

Commercial Backing

Comments

Applications




ADempiere

ERP

ADempiere.com

None
; really stresses “community”

Breakaway from Compi
ere

Adaptive Planning

project management

Captive community

Adaptive Planning Inc

Started traditional
,
offers freeware
too;
OSA member

Alfresco ECM

Captive community

Alfresco

Also hosts a “forge”

Asterisk PBX

Asterisk.org

Digium

Written by Auburn student

in 1999

Compiere

ERP

Partners mostly

Compiere

Started traditional in 1999
, NEA VC
,
and Red Hat Exchange member

Centric CRM

Like a SIG

Centric

Started traditional
, OSA member
;
multiple ways to license

OFbiz

ERP

Apache
.org

Small group
of
independent
cons
ultants


OpenBravo

ERP

See their wiki

OpenBravo

Started traditional

OpenOffice

personal
productivity

Openoffice.org

Sun

Acquired as traditional, 2000

Plone ECM

Plone.org

A Foundation

Many third
-
party service providers
support

PostBooks

Captive communit
y

Xtuple.com

Market
ed

commercially as
OpenMFG, former company name
;
OSS on
PostgreSQL database only

Nexedi

ERP

erp5.org

Nexedi

Based on Zope application server
;
combining with CPS

SugarCRM

Sugarforge.org

SugarCRM


NEA and other VCs own
; has its own
excha
nge

SplendidCRM

User group

SplendidCRM

Microsoft .NET based

Zimbra

Collab
oration

See developer page

Zimbra

(in process of being
acquired by Yahoo)

Has appliance version

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OSS “Product”

Community

Commercial Backing

Comments

Business Intelligence




BIR
T

Eclipse

Actuate

and others/Actuate donated

BIRT stands for
BI and reporting
tools (BIRT)

Apatar
data
integration

Mostly users

Apatar

Also trying to launch forge

Bizgres BI

Bizgres.org (see
Greenplum)

Greenplum
, JasperSoft, Kinetic
Networks and Loyalty
Matrix

For P
ostgreSQL

(Loyalty Matrix has
been acquired by Responsys)








Dash dashboard

Dash

MarvelIT

Possibly defunct






Greenplum DW

Own community

Greenplum

Works with Netezza, Sun and others






JasperSoft BI

Jasperforge.org

Jaspersoft

OSA
leader
/RHX member





JPivot

Eclipse



a Java Server Page (JSP) tag library

Mondrian OLAP
s
erver

See Sourceforge

Pentaho

Pentaho has other OSS projects

SpagoBI

OW2 consortium

Engineering Ingegneria Informatica

Italian company involved with OW2

Kettle
data
integration


Pent
aho

See other Pentaho projects

Loyalty Predictive
Analytics


Responsys/Loyalty Matrix







Talend Open Studio

Own forge

Talend

Built into other products such as
Jaspersoft




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OSS “Product”

Community

Commercial Backing

Comments

Databases




Berkeley DB

University of
Calif

None but
see SleepyCat

Outgrowth of early UNIX forks

Derby

DB

Apache
subjproject

Consultants

Originally IBM Cloudscape



EnterpriseDB

Distributes a version of PostgreSQL

Ingres

See community
page

Ingres

Sp
un out of CA

Jackrabbit

Repository

Apache.org


Content repository is a prerequisite
for content/document management

MaxDB

Sap.sdn.com

SAP

Formerly an Adabas adjunct
;
underlies SAP Business ByDesign
SaaS offering

MySQL

DB

See community
page

MySQL

Swedish
; founded 2001

PostgreSQL

DB

PostgreSQL.org

Many sponsors

Many developers work for major
ISVs such as Sun, Red Hat

SleepyCat

DB

Berkeley DB
derivative

Oracle

Acquired in 2005
; designed for
embedding




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OSS “Product”

Community

Commercial Backing

Commen
ts

Middleware




Apache
HTTP

Apache.org

Covalent and many others

Bundled in commercial WebSphere,
Oracle AS, many other products

ActiveMQ

MOM

Apache.org

Logicblaze and others


Geronimo

AS

Apache.org

IBM and many others

Underlays WebSphere Community

Celtix

ESB

ObjectWeb

(now
OW2) originally;

now Apache
.org

Iona

Code merged into LogicBlaze
product by Iona but Celtix goes on

CPS ECM

Cps
-
project.org

Nuxeo

Teamed with Nexedi ERP
; based on
Zope

AMQP


Envoy

They say they have not announced
yet






Inta
lio

BPM

Captive

Intalio

Started traditional

JBoss middleware

Jboss.org

Red Hat

Acquired in 2006
; includes
Hibernate, jBPM and others

Mo
zilla

portal

Mo
zilla
Foundation

Mo
zilla Corp.

S
hell companies that trace back to
Netscape
/AOL

Mule

ESB

Codehause.org

Mulesource

Also has forge

OpenESB


Bostech and others

Java based

Interbroker


OSMQ Group

Possibly defunct

Joram

OW2


Java

All Sun middleware

JCP

Sun

All Sun software is now OSS

Tomcat

AS

Apache.org

Many sponsors


X
mlblaster

MOM



Seems to be communi
ty oriented

Zope AS

Zope.org

Zope Corp

AS for CM



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OSS “Product”

Community

Commercial Backing

Comments

Development Tools and
Utilities




Eclipse
IDE

Eclipse.org

IBM

Member of JCP

GNU Utilities

Gnu.org

A foundation

Closely tied to Free Software
F
oundation

Java

Jcp.org

Sun

Java Community Process (JCP)

Perl

Perl Foundation


Convoluted sponsor
ship
, incl. Yet
Another Society

PHP


Zend Technologies


Python

Python Foundation

Zope was a founding member;
Google is a major participant

Microsoft is a pe
nding sponsor

qT (cute) GUI builder


Trolltech

Part of KDE

SASH

See individual
“products”

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OSS “Product”

Community

Commercial Backing

Comments

Operating System

and Infrastructure









ClamAV anti
-
virus
technology


Now owned by SourceFire


Debian GNU/Linux
(Hurd to come)
OS

Debian Project


A foundation

(Debian is to OSI as

GNU is to Free Software Foundation)

Split out from Open Source
Initiative (OSI) in 1999

Fedora Core

Fedoraproject.org

Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL
5) is resulting “product”

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SNORT intrusion
detection


Sourcefire


Terracotta
virtualization


Terracotta

Started
traditional

Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu
Foundation

Canonical

Isle of Man company

Xen

server
virtualization

Xen Community

Xensource

P
rivately held by big
-
name VC’s
;
being acquired by Citrix

Zenoss
network
management


Zenoss


Ziptie systems
management


Alterpoint