September 3, 2009

Red Hat's JBoss Community Unveils Extended Portal Project

JBoss Community Launches Collaborative Portal Project, Builds Foundation for Enterprise Platform

CHICAGO, Sep 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that its previously announced portal project, GateIn has been launched in the JBoss Community and is now available for download and developer contribution. The GateIn project is the next generation of both the JBoss Portal and the eXo Portal projects. This is the first major deliverable based upon the JBoss and eXo collaboration that began earlier in the year. Additionally, the JBoss portal community has been extended beyond the GateIn Project to include a number of strategic partnerships with Alfresco, Jaspersoft and Rivet Logic. Ultimately, the GateIn project is intended to form the foundation for Red Hat's future portal infrastructure products and aims to enable organizations to create rich portal-based application experiences for users.

"The GateIn project represents the advantages of working through the open source development model; through collaboration we are creating cutting-edge innovation combined with a community of support to ensure that the best technology features make it into the project," said Stephen Hess, senior director of product management, middleware, Red Hat. "After rigorous testing and hardening of the technology we expect to deliver a high-value portal platform with superior performance to our customers."

The project's goal is to provide a best of breed open source portal platform combining a robust and enterprise grade Java infrastructure from JBoss with the intuitive user-friendly interface capabilities of eXo Platform. Key features that are currently being considered for inclusion in GateIn include; granular management of virtual portals, drag and drop layouts, contextual menuing and navigational controls, new security and identity administration panels and full support for open social applications. Ultimately, GateIn is intended to carry a balance between feature-rich capabilities and lightweight flexibility that are the hallmarks of the prior portal projects from JBoss and eXo.

The GateIn project is expected to extend the core community of support and partnerships. In addition to contributions from eXo Platform, Alfresco, Jaspersoft and Rivet Logic have committed to certifying technologies such as portlets and extensions to the technology that emerges from the GateIn project. These relationships will present customers with an opportunity to create compelling and flexible portal solutions based upon GateIn and the JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform without the cost, complexity and vendor lock in associated with many portal vendors.

"These are significant commitments from industry leaders that should help us build a thriving ecosystem around the GateIn portal project," said Hess. "Ultimately, we expect to be able to leverage these partnerships to benefit customers that deploy on the forthcoming JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform 5.0."

"GateIn is only the beginning of the collaboration between the JBoss Community and eXo," said Benjamin Mestrallet, CEO of eXo Platform. "We're committed to the delivery of additional features for GateIn, and to providing tight integration with our entire eXo stack, so that customers can extend their GateIn deployments with advanced document management, enterprise content management, and collaboration capabilities."

For information about the JBoss Community GateIn project, visit www.jboss.org/gatein. For more information about Red Hat's Partnerships for JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform, visit jboss.com/resources/portal/partners. For more news, more often, visit www.press.redhat.com.

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