Who We Are
Enhydra.org is an open source infrastructure dedicated to
supporting the efforts
of the Enhydra community. The Enhydra community consists of
numerous entities including community sponsors, technology
and of course developers.
The Enhydra.org project today encomapasses a large range of
projects much like the Apache organization. The mission of all
of these projects is to provide a blanket of open source
technologies for e-business. The founding belief was that Sun's
Java programming language would become the de-facto language
of Internet programming and thus all the projects found here are
100% Java. Since its inception, Enhydra has become accepted
as a highly scalable and rubust e-business application server
and today, thanks to the community, is poised to knock the
expensive and proprietary commercial application servers off
their perch much like Apache did for the Web server market!
The pace is quickening... new projects are being added every
couple of weeks, the number of active developers and contributers
has swelled to many thousands, interest groups have formed
in Japan, Germany, France,
England, China, Tiawan and the US. And with the innovative new
BEA/WebLogic busting, dynamically upgradable architecture for the
Enterprise platform the future looks bright!
The Enhydra.org Web Site is sponsored by Lutris Technologies.
Lutris is also a core technology provider for Enhydra. Lutris aims
to broaden the knowledge of and participation in Enhydra.org and
welcomes all interested parties. Lutris Technologies develops commercial
products and services that simplify the deployment of Enhydra. Please
for more information about these products and services.
A number of key Enhydra technologies are being contributed by
commercial technology partners to the project, such as Evidian (formerly BullSoft)
with their JOnAS EJB server, France Telecom's Jonathan ORB
and RMI, and Plugged In Softwares Platypus Toolset. Many of
these contributions are being incorporated into Enhydra Enterprise, which will
offer full support for Sun's J2EE
specification. Please visit our Partners
area for more information on corporate contributors.
"Users" are the people who use the products of the Enhydra
project. While those in this role aren't contributing code, they
are using the products, reporting bugs, making feature requests,
helping make the current Enhydra releases even better and helping
us prioritize what needs to go into future releases.
Finally, of course we can never forget the hundreds of other developers
(commonly called "contributors" in Open Source terminology)
throughout the world that contribute to the ongoing success of Enhydra.
Developers are the people who write code, documentation, patches
or contribute positively to the project in other ways. A developer's
contribution is always recognized in the source code base. The contributors
are ultimately the people that have made Enhydra what it is today,
and will continue to drive it forward in the future, proving once
again that Open Source development models can truly produce world-class,
closed-source beating products! See the Enhydra Hall
of Fame for a partial list of contributors.
Whether you are a MIS professional, developer, user, provide Enhydra
services or add-on products, or are interested in contributing to
the development effort of Enhydra, we hope that you find what you
need on this site. We welcome any suggestions for improvements
if you have some, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about our mission.
Who We Are
Our Mission - Why are we doing this?
Hall of Fame - Find out some of the faces behind Enhydra.org
Credits - Other open source projects leveraged by Enhydra. Thanks guys!
Partners - Corporate sponsors of the Enhydra.org effort.
Mailing Lists - A concise summary of available mail lists.
Did you know?
Enhydra Lutris is the scientific name for the California Sea Otter. To learn more about our favorite local colleague, visit the sea otter page from Monterey Bay Aquarium!