Jaspersoft is a software vendor worth watching because, unlike businesses that simply toss around the term "open source" for its marketing appeal, this company takes an active role in the open source community as a whole.
Jaspersoft supports and is committed to the success of open source software development. As an active community member, Jaspersoft participates in the following initiatives:
Jaspersoft delivers comprehensive tools for data access, analysis, and java reporting. Our community site is the open source development portal for all Jaspersoft open source Business Intelligence products. With millions of product downloads worldwide, Jaspersoft delivers the most widely used open source BI software in the world.
Open Solutions Alliance
The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) is a nonprofit, vendor-neutral consortium dedicated to driving the adoption of comprehensive open source business solutions. OSA is supported by leading open source companies from around the world who are dedicated to improving interoperability among software products, resulting in integrated and rapidly deployable solutions for business users. Through cooperative action and advocacy, the OSA will help facilitate interoperability, reduce barriers to adoption, and raise the awareness of the benefits of open source software in business.
Open Source for America
Jaspersoft is a founding member of Open Source for America. The mission of Open Source for America is to serve as a centralized advocate and to encourage broader Government support of and participation in free and open source software. Specifically, Open Source for America will: help effect change in policies and practices to allow the Federal Government to better utilize these technologies; help coordinate these communities to collaborate with the federal government on technology requirements; and raise awareness and create understanding among government leaders about the values and implications of open source software.
Open Source Software Institute (OSSI)
Jaspersoft is a member of the Board of Advisors for the OSSI. OSSI is a non-profit (501 (c )(6)) organization comprised of corporate, government and academic representatives whose mission is to promote the development and implementation of open-source software solutions within U.S. federal and state government agencies and academic entities.
Jaspersoft joined the Eclipse Foundation in support for their open source IDE for developers.
Business Readiness Rating™ (BRR) is being proposed as a new standard model for rating open source software. It is intended to enable the entire community (enterprise adopters and developers) to rate software in an open and standardized way. BRR is a community initiative that is being sponsored by Carnegie Mellon West Center for Open Source Investigation, O'Reilly CodeZoo, SpikeSource, and Intel.
Open Source Initiative
Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program.
O'Reilly Code Zoo
CodeZoo is a site for any developer who wants to avoid writing code with the belief that the best code is the code you don't have to write – the pieces already done for you, as well or better as you would do them yourself.
SourceForge.net is the world's largest open source software development Web site, hosting more than 230,000 projects and over 2,000,000 members with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code. SourceForge.net has the largest repository of open source code and applications available on the Internet, and hosts more open source development products than any other site or network worldwide. SourceForge.net provides a wide variety of services to hosted projects and to the open source community.
freshmeat maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software, themes and related "eye-candy", and Palm OS software. Thousands of applications, which are preferably released under an open source license, are meticulously cataloged in the freshmeat database, and links to new applications are added daily. Each entry provides a description of the software, links to download it and to obtain more information, and a history of the project's releases, so readers can keep up-to-date on the latest developments