Everything Java Apache Geospatial Open Source. Hello Shinning Stars!!! Vincent Massol, Raphael Luta, Santiago Gala, Carsten Z.

Friday, January 12, 2007


One way to make a living in Open Source is to create a proprietory format based on Open standards with proprietory extensions. Here is an example. You modify and build a custom portal from an Open Source portal. Your tool creates JSR-168 or JSR-286 war files (open standard) with proprietory extensions. Give it a .portal file suffix. The majority of the format respects the portlet standard and the extensions make it proprietory. With some modifications from a professional it can become standard therefore interesting to the Free Software Community.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I am working on a funded project for government emergency response management in the united states. There is an early open source version of this, http://www.mapimage.com/openaddress.org/. It is derived from MapServer and MapTools software.

I have contributed a MapServer integration project to the Apache Portals project. The source code is here, http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/portals/bridges/trunk/mapserver. The documentation is here, http://wiki.apache.org/portals/MapServerPortlet.

I studied general geology and computer science leading me to a career as a independent consultant. My products include portals, internet mapping apps, xml utilities, database tools, development and compile platforms derived primarily from Apache projects.

The Java platform is my preferred development environment although I am also a competent database and Linux system administrator. I have been programming in Java for 8 years and have been working with open source software for 5 years.
Squeezing the Dojo Toolkit and AndroMDA into Apache Portals Jetspeed 2

Apache Portals Jetspeed is a component based Enterprise Portal Server implementing the JSR-168 Portlet Standard. The Dojo Toolkit is an Ajax ready rich client interface for creating Web 2.0 pages. AndroMDA is a code generator that make using UML useful. When combined these three tools make data integration fun again. All stacked up in combination with the Apache httpd web server and Apache Tomcat and Apache Harmony to bring database Apache DB Derby cross platform web applications to the browser of your choice. This talk will demonstrating using an integrated Apache web platform with tight single sign on security to web applications running on the Internet.