DCE: Will Open Source Renew Interest?
The source code of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) is now being made available under an open source license. Previously, DCE 1.2.2 source code was only obtainable under a traditional software product license.
DCE was introduced in 1991 as industry-standard, vendor-neutral, full featured, scalable middleware. Most of the major computer vendors embraced DCE, which has supported thousands of mission critical applications in small to large enterprises and governmental agencies. Today, DCE deployments still provide many mission critical IT services.
DCE is a mature technology. For the past several years, DCE product development ceased and our DCE training and consulting work solely involved the maintenance or migration of DCE legacy systems and applications.
With DCE source code now freely available to the open source community, it will be fascinating to see how this complex technology will evolve and find new applications. With great interest, we will continue to follow developments in the DCE marketplace.
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