Lockheed releases open-source social networking tool

Software would run behind enterprise firewall

Government technologists may soon have a new way to address the complexities of managing IT: Lockheed Martin has introduced a new open-source enterprise social networking tool, Eureka Streams. 

The customizable tool lets users share information about projects, news and themselves; search and track relevant information; and form online teams to address issues. Users can also add applications to assist in such functions as managing news or tracking projects, and communicate with others regarding content from other enterprise applications. Eureka Streams is based on Apache 2.0.

Lockheed launched Eureka Streams Community Edition this week, and plans to offer other editions of the software for government users. The current edition of the software runs behind an organization’s firewall, although the company is considering releasing a version with a cloud-based option. Pricing for these other editions has not yet been determined. Lockheed’s current focus for the software is to promote the adoption of Eureka Streams by the open source community, said a spokesperson for the company.

More information on the product is available at www.eurekastreams.org

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