Developer Solutions- Briefs

Developer Solutions- Briefs

Developer Solutions- Briefs

IBM and AOL to expand Sun-Netscape portfolio for AIXThe Sun-Netscape Alliance is about to significantly expand the number of iPlanet products ported to the IBM AIX Unix platform, IBM and America Online have announced.

Under the agreement, the Alliance will begin releasing a number of Internet infrastructure and e-commerce application products, such as iPlanet Application Server, Calendar Server and Certificate Management System products, on AIX in the first half of 2000.

Officials said resources for porting, testing and supporting the products will be supplied by the Sun-Netscape Alliance.

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VA Linux offers open-source hosting servicesNew services, packaged under the name SourceForge, ( have been designed to give developers a place for free collaboration on open-source applications for the Linux, Windows, Macintosh, Palm and other operating systems. SourceForge services include Web server space, version control tools, communication services and other Web-based tools designed to provide security and ease of use.

Four full-time employees have been assigned by the host - VA Linux, to assist developers in setting up their projects.

Since beta testing of the services began in November, more than 3300 developers have signed up and 735 projects are now being hosted, beating the company's forecast, officials said.www.sourceforge.netwww.valinux.comLycos buys stake in e-comm apps firmLycos has agreed to buy a 14 per cent stake in privately-held Internet Commerce Services (iCOMS), which provides outsourced applications services to help businesses sell goods and services over the Net, iCOMS officials announced.

Under an existing relationship, iCOMS already provides operational and merchant support as well as development services for LycoShop, Lycos' online shopping destination, the iCOMS officials said in a statement issued last week.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.www.icoms.com

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