An open source city takes shape: Open, online tools and data. The grand vision for the open data portal has two components, ESRI and a to-be determined solution similar to Socrata. They both play a critical role housing the available data and making it easier-to-consume by end users. The ESRI geoportal server is an open source product that enables discovery, use, and publishing of metadata for geospatial resources. It allows custom downloads of data using a map-based interface.
Red Hat acquires FuseSource. FuseSource is a provider of open-source application integration and messaging frameworks and services. FuseSource’s products are based on Apache ServiceMix, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache CXF and Apache Camel. The name of the game with all these programs is to provide a enterprise service bus (ESB). This is part of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) model.