[unrev-II] University-built Java web portal

From: Jack Park (jackpark@thinkalong.com)
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 08:20:33 PDT

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    "uPortal is a free, sharable portal under development by institutions of
    higher-education. This group sees an institutional portal as an abridged
    and customized version of the institutional Web presence... a
    "pocket-sized" version of the campus Web. Portal technology adds
    "customization" and "community" to the campus Web presence. Customization
    allows each user to define a unique and personal view of the campus Web.
    Community tools, such as chat, forums, survey, and so on, build
    relationships among campus constituencies.
    uPortal is an open-standard effort using Java, XML, JSP and J2EE. It is a
    collaborative development project with the effort shared among several of
    the JA-SIG member institutions. You may download uPortal and use it on your
    site at no cost. "

    The tarball is 8 mb. The project was funded on a 750,000 usd 3-year grant
    from Mellon Foundation to University of Delaware, and appears to be the
    work of several universities and other entities collaborating.

    The project would appear to serve as a model for an OHS project in that it
    is rather complete, with requirements, specifications, papers, source code,
    and so forth. uPortal includes authentication, secure socket, EJB,
    servlets, applets, and so forth. Indeed, it could serve as the starting
    point for a bootstrap portal/OHS.

    here is the license:
    "Copyright (c) 2000 The JA-SIG Collaborative. All rights reserved.
    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
    modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
    Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
    list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
    Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
    this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
    and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
    Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
    "This product includes software developed by the JA-SIG Collaborative
    This software is provided by the JA-SIG collaborative "as is" and any
    expressed or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied
    warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are
    disclaimed. In no event shall the JA-SIG collaborative or its contributors
    be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or
    consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of
    substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business
    interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in
    contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise)
    arising in any way out of the use of this software, even if advised of the
    possibility of such damage. "

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