Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

TIBCO donates GI to the Dojo Foundation

Category: TIBCO

<>p>TIBCO was one of the first companies to help out Ajaxian, and I remember hanging out with Dylan Scheiman, Kevin Hakman, and Scott Fingerhut to chat Ajax.

A lot has happened in the years between then and now, and it was cool to see that TIBCO has taken General Interface and donated it to the Dojo Foundation. GI is a very cool tool indeed and in many ways was probably ahead of its time as a browser based rich tool.

Dylan has talked about how the Dojo foundation was happy to bring in a great tool so people don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Over time, we should see nice integration within and outside of Dojo the toolkit itself.

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:33 am
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Cool! Though kudos should go to the core TIBCO GI team! Especially to Michael Peachey, Luke Birdeau, Jessee Costello-Good and Darren Hwang to name just a few who have continue to advance TIBCO GI in many ways! Looking forward to more from GI now that GI’s source is managed under the auspices of the Dojo Foundation.

Will it still be called TIBCO GI?

–Kevin Hakman [ Now at Aptana :) ]

Comment by khakman2 — April 8, 2009

The open source product will be known as “General Interface”, without any TIBCO. TIBCO will continue to license and support an enterprise version of GI known as TIBCO(R) General Interface Enterprise Edition(TM).

We’re very excited to play in the same sandbox as Dojo/DWR/CometD. Look for some good Dojo-GI integration later this year.

– Michael Peachey [ Still with GI :-) ]

Comment by mpeachey — April 8, 2009

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