Archive for the ‘Open Source’ category

Open Source Lincense, Dirty code

July 6, 2006

ITBusinessEdge has an interesting article on open source license which points to CIO article

Dirty code, according to intellectual property lawyers, has led to expensive delays during many mergers and acquisitions. And thanks to the efforts of a single programmer—Linux kernel contributor Harald Welte—at least 100 companies have been forced either to remove or release as open-source various pieces of GPL code that they borrowed without properly complying with the license.

The artcile has excellent tips, one of them is as follows

The key is to give developers rules for when and how to integrate external code of any type into their projects. “What is very clear,” Radcliffe says, “is that if the people who are actually doing the coding don’t have direction and some type of enforcement mechanism, they’re going to pull whatever they can off the Internet whenever they can.”

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My take on this is, Open source adaptation is really slow due to mulitple license and complexity of understanding GPL/LGPL/AFL/many others. I think the software development organization must enforce strict guidlines in making sure that the developer has written code from his own logic or at best has learned the trade and applied the trick on his own language. Thereby ensuring customer gets license-free code.

Open source and java based shopping cart

July 3, 2006

Here are some of the “open source” and java based shopping cart…..no magic, just do a Krugle 🙂

strutmyshop
* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/strutmyshop
* Programming language: Java
* License: GPL

jspshop
jspShop is a JSP-based eCommerce platform. It allows you to build online stores with shopping carts, product categories, and secure ordering. It relies on a Java backend and some sort of transactional database. jspShop aims to be cross- platform and to provide a user-friendly interface for administration and maintenance. The backend is designed to be as reusable as possible.

* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jspshop/
* Programming language: Java
* License: GPL

frontstore
FrontStore is a web-based shopping cart application and server side administration such as order management, product inventory and customer management. It utilizes best of breed Java technologies such as JSP/Servlets, EJB and xDoclet.
* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/frontstore
* Programming language: Java
* License: GPL

netpushcart
This project is an open source e-commerce shopping cart written in Java and JSP under the Struts framework and making use of Tiles for the templating framework. The application is designed to be highly configurable and customizable.

* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/netpushcart
* Programming language: Java
* License: GPL
* OS: POSIX Linux Win-95/98 Win-32bit

eshop
eShop is a online shop system written in lightweight Java.
* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/eshop
* Programming language: Java
* License: GPL

eyuan
eYuan is a feature packed out-of-the-box online shop solution for small to intermediate size companies. It is similar to osCommerce, but Java-based. eYuan is based on some well-designed frameworks, such as Hibernate, Struts, Spring, etc. No EJB needed.
* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/eyuan
* Programming language: Java _JavaScript
* License: Apache-20
* OS: POSIX Win-32bit

karpuz
a simple web-shop framework. receives orders from a web front-end (browser) and delivers to producer at specified time. written in tiger (java 5.0).
* Project homepage: http://sourceforge.net/projects/karpuz
* Programming language: Java
* License: GPL

Krugle – search engine for code, open source projects search

June 30, 2006

Krugle (http://www.krugle.com/) is a search engine which provides search for code, open source projects and also comments. Before pressing Google, do a Krugle 🙂