“When Apple releases WebObjects 5.4 next year, it will also open source much of the database solution’s code, cementing the software’s role and future at Apple,” Ryan Katz reports for Think Secret.
“While Apple employs WebObjects extensively throughout its site, internal networks, and iTunes Music Store, the software has never found a comfortable place inside the company. Scant marketing resources have been devoted to WebObjects and the development team is down to just four, sources report, making open source the sensible solution, especially given WebObjects’ open source competitors,” Katz reports.
Katz reports, “Apple hinted at its intentions to open source part of WebObjects 5.4 at private sessions during the company’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference. A public announcement of Version 5.4 is expected after Leopard ships.”
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