UShareSoft Appliance Factory

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We have negotiated a special open source community agreement with UShareSoft who offers a SaaS Appliance Factory to make your open source project and your software available as a high quality software appliance. UShareSoft's UForge allows to package and maintain your software into a self-contained software image including operating system and middleware and applications of your choice. The package can be easily installed in customer environments on a bare-metal machine, a virtual infrastructure or even as a Software as a Service (SaaS) package that can be published to a cloud.

By the partnership agreement between OW2 and UShareSoft, OW2 Project Leaders are provided with a "Plus" account including all full features for Free. See more details or simply click here to ask now for the creation of your Free UForge Open Source Community account.

Once the account is created, users simply log in to create, configure, customize, test and download their software appliance. They can choose "� la carte" in the catalogue open source components and operating systems of their choice:

  • CentOS 5.3, 5.4, Fedora 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and Debian 5.0, with Ubuntu coming soon.
  • large catalogue of best of breed open source projects including JOnAS, Ingres, Bonita, Talend Open Studio, XWiki, and many more to come soon.
  • Many formats available: bootable DVD, USB, VMware ESXi, Xen Server, and more to come.
We are additionnally offering an innovative deployment framework � Open Appliance Studio � providing the capability to carry out multi-tier deployments completely automatically. See more about Open Appliance Studio features and conditions.

Benefits for OW2 Open Source projects:
The "appliance approach " is an opportunity to radically reduce technical barriers for adoption of open source projects. Deliver your software as a pre-package and ready-to-run virtual image , and simplify installation and configuration processes. Grow your downloads and expand your community.

  • Make your software easily downloadable on your website, for tests and evaluation. Make it as easy as possible for people to try it, facilitate your customers Proof of Concept.
  • Use your project appliance for instant demos on tradeshows or for training sessions.
Additionnally, new open source projects are continuously added to the Project catalogue. If you would like to have your project added, please send an email to contact AT usharesoft.com!

Appliance Store:
XWiki Appliance - Built using UShareSoft UForge and Open Appliance Studio
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XWiki_Appliance_2.2.2rev34.tar.gz (747 MB)

Deploy in minutes, the full XWiki stack including XWiki Enterprise, MySQL and Apache Tomcat on one or multiple nodes. Delivered as a VMware Image.

Instructions:

  1. Download the zip file and uncompress
  2. Start the Virtual Machine using VMware Player, VMware Server or VMware Workstation (for a multi-node deployment, use the clone facility in VMware)
  3. Using your browser, go to one of the VMware instances http://:9998/deployments
  4. Following the wizard's instructions which will automatically deploy the XWiki solution of your choice.
Conditions:
To be able to apply for a full features free OW2 Community account , you must satisfy a certain number of criteria:
  • Have an established code base,
  • Have a publicly available project website,
  • Use an approved open source license,
  • Be an open source project leader or committer,
  • All software appliances you build are publicly accessible.
UShareSoft was officially launched on February 9th, 2010, see the Press release.

Contact UShareSoft: contact AT usharesoft.com.

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