Thursday, March 27, 2008

JBoss Portal Summer of Contribution

Thanks to Bob, JBoss is a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2008.

We have created a few JBoss Portal related subprojects for that matter:
  • Content Clipper: Thomas started a few weeks ago a prototype of a web clipping engine that is able to integrate with different kind of content providers such as a remote web page, or a request dispatch into another application deployed in the same server. The goal is to transform the prototype into a project consumed by JBoss Portal.
  • Web SPI implementations: we have developed a Web Service Provider Interface (SPI) that allow our latest product JBoss Portlet Container to be executed in any servlet container in a reliable manner. The student would develop implementations of the Web SPI implementations in order to integrate with additional servers.
  • Dashboard system improvement: that project is focused on upgrading the portal object implementations (portal, pages, portlet windows system) in order to support additional page models that would allow to mix shared portlets with dashboard portlets.
  • OpenID integration: extend the current portal SSO integration (CAS, JOSSO, OpenSSO) by providing an OpenID authentication implementation.
The different items are also described in our GSoC page here. If you are a student and you want to be involved in the JBoss Portal project, this is a very good opportunity for you to contribute to the project and join us!

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