Though it was only yesterday that Bluenog (news, site) announced the newest iteration of their integrated collaborative environment, better known as Bluenog ICE, the company is already back with more exciting news. Good Samaritans that they are, Bluenog plans to contribute back the enhancements it made to various open source projects during the development phase of Bluenog ICE 4.5.
Simply put, Bluenog ICE is a mash-up of an open source content management system, portal and business intelligence tools. The juiciest part of 4.5 is arguably the inclusion of wikis, thanks to the JSPWiki Open Source Project. Accordingly, initial contributions will center on JSPWiki, which also adds support for page level permissions. Bedework, the open source system responsible for ICE 4.5’s calendaring application, will reportedly also get some early play.
"Our contributions will make it easier for the open source community to use projects such as JetSpeed, Apache, Eclipse and JSPWiki and leverage the expertise and production-ready enhancements Bluenog has developed,” Said Suresh Kuppusamy, CEO and co-founder, Bluenog. “This will help shorten development lifecycles and improve the quality and reliability of applications based on these projects."
No complaints here; although, considering the fact that Bluenog ICE won’t be released to the general public until June 30th, tidbits like this probably only feed the fervor of all you hardcore fans. Sorry about that.
The best we can do for now is suggest you wipe the drool off your lip and follow the latest Bluenog news here.