Open Source Software
Open Source software is a recent trend in software, in which the software is written collaboratively by groups of developers - some paid and some volunteer - spread throughout the world. Open Source Software has many advantages over proprietary software, which is why Fogbeam Labs bases all of it's product offerings on Open Source software.
Welcome To Fogbeam Labs
At Fogbeam Labs we are on a mission. We aren't just out to reinvent enterprise software, we're out to reinvent the enterprise itself. To that end, we are building a new suite of Open Source "Enterprise 2.0" tools to help you cut through the fog of managing your company's information. Our new solutions are the kind of innovative tools that cutting-edge organizations need to truly realize the vision of a Digital Nervous System and to become Adaptive Enterprises, utilizing "Sense & Respond" feedback loops to react to changing market conditions with speed and flexibility.
Information is a tool. If your people can't find the right thing at the right time, your business will grind forward at a glacial pace instead of the lightning speed your market demands. Giving your team access to that information is only one part of the solution. We're challenging traditional assumptions around information storage, retrieval, routing and analysis.
With Fogbeam enterprise social networking, information discovery, enterprise search and collaboration tools your team finds, shares and collaborates on the right information at the right time. Your team wins, your customer wins and you win.
Interested in learning more? Sign up for our mailing list and we'll send you a welcome email with a little more about what we're doing. Then we'll keep you informed as we move toward the launch of the Fogbeam platform. For more on the technology we're developing, click here or visit the products page.
If you are an open-source hacker who would like to participate in our open source community, please visit http://fogbeam.org for more information. If you are an enterprise or organization who would be interested in beta testing a release of our software, or would like to partner with us in a co-creation or open innovation scenario, please email Phillip at prhodes (at) fogbeam (dot) com.
News and Updates
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Our approach to providing technological tooling to support information retrieval, knowledge management and collaboration utilizes a radical combination of machine learning, social network analysis, collaborative filtering and semantic web technologies. Our open source knowledge management, information discovery, and enterprise search tools are built on a stack that starts with the Java Virtual Machine and includes code from a number of Apache Software Foundation projects, as well as code written by Fogbeam Labs. All of our code is Open Source, mostly under the Apache Software License v2.
Our products emphasize compatiblity with open standards and the ability to integrate both with each other, and with your existing information systems. Our approach is based on integrating the entire enteprise and providing insight into the stream of business events, and the body of knowledge embedded in an organizations documents, people and applications. To this end, we rely on protocols such as RSS, Atom, JMS, AtomPub, CMIS, JCR, ActivityStrea.ms, RDF, OWL, and FOAF. Our vision of fully bring the Semantic Web into the enterprise serves as a foundation for a completely connected and integrated enterprise which can fully realize the ideal of a Digital Nervous System.