Plumtree Software, Documentum, BEA Systems Inc. and Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced an open-source site for organizations to share portlets developed according to the new JCP JSR 168 and WSRP OASIS standards. The site is hosted by SourceForge, an independent organization that hosts a variety of Java technology and Linux open-source initiatives. Plumtree, Documentum, BEA and Sun will provide an initial library of standards-based portlets, and will provide ongoing feedback, suggestions and best practices for successful JSR 168 and WSRP portlet development. The site is open to all organizations, including customers and partners of competing portal software providers such as IBM, Vignette and SAP. The site, known as the Portlet Open-Source Trading site, or POST, will help companies learn from their industry peers and share best practices for developing standards-based portlets. Separate areas within POST exist for sharing JSR 168 and WSRP components. As with any open-source site on SourceForge.net, any registered organization can contribute portlets to POST, which become available to all other members of the open-source community. Thus, organizations that submit portlets to the site benefit from enhancements to their portlets developed by other POST members. To register as a member of POST, developers can visit http://sourceforge.net/projects/portlet-opensrc/, http://jcp.org, www.sun.com, www.bea.com, www.documentum.com, www.plumtree.com

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