are pleased to announce this Open Source
project to support all universities, institutes,
faculties and students. We separate our
mission in two kind of activities: one for
developers and the other for end users.
Developers are programmers that want
to contribute building architecture, APIs
and reference implementation for OpenUSS.
OpenUSS should be built component oriented
with the newest software technologies that
available at the software market. It is
also important to use available Open Source
Software in all parts of this system, because
we don't want to reinvent the wheel two
times. For interested developers please
look at the developers' page of this site.
Users are universities, faculties, institutes
and students, which use OpenUSS as their
publishing and information center system
(portal). They should have an easy system
to deal with lectures, documents and exercises.
Besides the portal should be the communication
center for all kind of such organisation's
members. Universities, faculties and intitutes
which don't have a capability to run the
system can use the reference implementation
and outsource it to OpenUSS. This is important
because many faculties don't have the know
how and a possibility to set up such a publishing
system. To all users please refer the users'
page of this site.
will offer this system as an Open Source
Software. For the licence please look at
our license policy.
The success of this system depends on all
the developers' and users' activities.