Showing its support for open source development in higher education, Sun Microsystems Wednesday said it would redouble its support of the uPortal code.
uPortal is a set of Java classes and XML/XSL documents that university and college IT departments use to produce a campus portal.
The collaborative development project is shared between several Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG) member institutions and a number of universities, including Princeton, Pepperdine, Yale and Columbia.
The software will run on any platform that has a Java 2 implementation available for it. JA-SIG members are running uPortal for development and deployment purposes on a number of different platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Solaris, Linux on 3 different architectures and MacOS X.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based networking giant, which has long supported open source causes, said the announcement makes the company the first platform vendor to evaluate the code. The idea is to standardize practices and design patterns of Java development.
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