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New OpenClovis Project Builds Communication Systems - page 3

The Challenges of Carrier-Grade

  • May 15, 2006
  • By Rob Reilly

The OpenClovis free and commercial sites are both online as of May 15th. Like many open source projects of late, the company has opted to maintain a dual-licence structure. According to the OpenClovis Web site, "GPL licensees must conform to the requirement that their OpenClovis linked software as well as any changes to OpenClovis are also made publicly available under the GPL. Commercial licensees have the freedom to keep their software proprietary and distribute OpenClovis as per the conditions of the commercial license. Note that code auto generated by the OpenClovis IDE is considered to be under the license under which the IDE was obtained (GPL or commercial)."

The software is Eclipse based and is available as a runtime evaluation version on the free site. The source is also available and includes the OpenClovis Application Service Platform, the Integrated Development Environment, several third party packages needed by the OpenClovis software, and an evaluation kit.

The OpenClovis site features a nice touch: stocking the support page with links to documentation, white papers, screen shots, and feature requests. There are also links to the OpenClovis forums, bug reports, and a mailing list.

Naturally, the commercial site provides information on company history, investor news, products, and support services.

OpenClovis has assembled a complex middleware package to help build and manage new telecommunications systems. Their team of nearly 100 employees have produced over 500,000 lines of code for the various OpenClovis packages. The company seems to be on firm ground and has a growing base of clients.

Rob Reilly is a consultant, trend spotter, and writer. He is a contributing editor for LinuxToday. He advises clients on portable computing, presentation technology, and business process integration. You can visit his web page at http://home.earthlink.net/~robreilly.

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