Evidian and France Telecom R&D
The Enhydra team is partnering with Open Source advocates Evidian
(formerly Bullsoft) and France Telecom to deliver a complete, enterprise-class
application server. By combining Evidian's JOnAS EJB server, France
Telecom's Jonathan ORB and Enhydra, these Open Source sponsors are delivering
a highly customizable Open Source application server that will scale the
entire range of Internet applications - from embedded handheld devices
to enterprise applications. The integration of an EJB engine in
Enhydra is the first step toward a full Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)
Evidian (formerly BullSoft)
Evidian, a subsidiary of Groupe Bull, is an Internet-focused software
company that enables customers to successfully deploy e-business strategies.
Based in Billerica, Mass., USA, Evidian has research and development,
sales and marketing operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The pervasive
growth of Internet computing and e-business economy is challenging organizations
worldwide to develop new operational strategies for sustained profitable
growth. Evidian's secure e-infrastructure management products and services
help customers do business with full confidence in this new Net Economy.
Evidian's products integrate scores of applications developed in-house
and by leading industry partners. Evidian also plays an active role in
industry-wide R&D standards initiatives, including Java-related projects
such as EJB, J2EE and JMX; the DMTF; PKI Forum and TeleManagement Forum.
On July 1, 2000, BullSoft, Bull's worldwide software division, became
a separate company, Evidian, under Bull majority ownership, For historical
acuracy, we have maintained the BullSoft name in online copies of press
releases, articles, etc., published before that date.
France Telecom is one of the world's leading telephone carriers, with
activities in over 75 countries. This puts France Telecom in a good position
to know that no two markets are identical. And that listening to the particular
needs of their clients, and adapting to the differing constraints and
opportunities of each project they undertake for them is crucial. Which
is why France Telecom is uniquely organized to be as flexible and reactive
as possible. So as to share its expertise with customers, business clients
and partners, to advance their projects and - just maybe - make worldwide
communications a little better.
In order to become a leading European full-service telecommunications
operator, France Telecom is actively investing in alternative carriers,
mobile services, business solutions and network infrastructure. In most
countries, France Telecom's investments are conducted with a view to establish
integrated wireless /wireline/Internet carriers. Only in this way can
they meet users' needs and take full advantage of the growth potential
in the European telecommunications market.
Plugged In Software
Plugged In specializes in the development of business-to-business e-commerce
systems on the Java/Enhydra platform. Plugged In also provides commercial
support for Enhydra installations for customers in the Australia and New
Zealand region. In addition, Plugged In Software is the developer of Platypus,
an Open Source Rapid Application Development tool set for building Enhydra
DigitalSesame (formerly Topware Technology)
DigitalSesame is an Taiwanese Internet professional service company specializing
in developing sites with multiple devices access including Web, WAP, PDA
and IA. Their services including creative design, architecting, development,
deployment and training. DigitalSesame has significantly contributed to
Enhydra with both multibyte character output and WML support. Currently
Digitalsesame is working on BSF(Bean Scripting Framework...an open source
support for Enhydra.
Lutris Technologies is the original contributor of Enhydra to the Open
Source community. This commercial grade Open Source Java application
server, including Enhydra source code, demo applications, run-time server
and development tools, is available for free download and virtually unrestricted
use. Lutris believes this development brings great value to our existing
customers as well as to the Open Source community in general.
Lutris is committed to making Open Source software the first choice
for markets where software reliability is critical, including enterprise
e-business applications. In partnership with Open Source developers, Lutris
wants to help set the standard by which all software will one day be judged.
The Enhydra application server is an excellent example of the power
behind the Open Source business model. By providing the services and supporting
products that make Enhydra the application server of choice, and enable
it to out-perform closed source application servers, Lutris is playing
an important role in accomplishing the goal of establishing Open Source