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Sun open sources portal server

With OpenPortal, Sun launches an open-source project around its Java System Portal Server.

Sun launched an open-source project around its Java System Portal Server 7 on Wednesday, following through on its stated plans to eventually open source all of its software products.

Called OpenPortal, the software is available under Sun's Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).

The project's goals are to expose Sun's portal software to developers and create modular components that can be combined with other open-source projects, according to Sun. There are already existing Java servers which are open source.

The software complies with the JSR 168 and OASIS Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) standards.

On Tuesday at JavaOne, Sun released the remaining portions of the Java platform in an open-source form.

Company executives have said that they intend to use open source for all its software because it allows it to get it products into the hands of developers and potential customers more easily.