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Kevin Roebuck, January 7, 2010
Here's the latest video from the Sun Center-of-Excellence for Project Wonderland at Saint Paul College. You can learn all about their development, curriculum and technology initiatives at the Virtual Northstar Project site.
Reuters.com, Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 08:00am EST
Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that Columbia University will use an open source Sun solution to run its digital preservation project, and also that the University of Zurich is deploying Project Wonderland projects to advance an ambitious global eLearning initiative. Designed to help simplify the implementation of open source technologies and achieve cost-effective interoperability, the Sun Open Computing portfolio includes Sun Open Storage, OpenSolaris Operating System, Sun Open Archive solutions and the OpenSPARC T1 processor.
Adam Frisby, January 2010
#5 – Greater Cooperation between Open Source Virtual World Frameworks OpenSim, Sirikata, Wonderland and realXtend begin talking to each other. Initially this will likely be support for the various clients across platforms, but eventually this could lead to common adoption of a standard protocol. Commercial incentives for a common VW standard however will continue to languish due to complex conflicts of interest between member parties.
January 2010. Designing Digitally, Inc. builds realistic interactive 3D simulations that give your target audience — employees, consumers, or students — the ability to learn effectively while reducing physical and financial risks. These simulations can be built in virtual worlds such as: Second Life; Project Wonderland; Activeworlds; OpenSim; ..
By Darin Cummins, October 2009.
This server is used in another project by Sun called MPK20 which is a virtual workplace using yet another project by Sun called the Project Wonderland Toolkit. Ultimately, MPK20 allows users to interact in a virtual world similar to many online games, but focusing on business needs. Users can converse, conference call, share information on white boards, view each other's applications, etc
December, 2009 -Virtual Northstar is a project at Saint Paul College utilizing Sun Microsystem's Darkstar, Wonderland, and JVoiceBridge technologies to build an educational metaverse.
By Greg Wadley and Martin R. Gibbs - December 2009
Second Life's vendor is actively promoting to business and education, while several new systems aimed explicitly at wokplace use have been released: a prominent example is Sun's Wonderland, which offers voice as a primary modality
By Nina Gerwin - December 2009
Enterprise-level programs. Places for distributed workforces or people to meet, congregate, share, and/or collaborate. This would be things like internal meetings with people and their Avatars from all over the globe in real time. Forterra’s OLIVE, Second Life Enterprise, Sun’s Wonderland.
By Adam Frisby - December 2009
#5 – Greater Cooperation between Open Source Virtual World Frameworks. OpenSim, Sirikata, Wonderland and realXtend begin talking to each other. Initially this will likely be support for the various clients across platforms, but eventually this could lead to common adoption of a standard protocol. Commercial incentives for a common VW standard however will continue to languish due to complex conflicts of interest between member parties
Enhancements of the realXtend framework to build a Virtual Conference Room ...
By Frank Kappe and ChristianGuetl - December 2009
Sun Microsystems has developed a Java-based open source toolkit for creating collaborative 3D virtual worlds called Project Wonderland. MPK20 is Sun’s showcase application built on top of it, resembling a non-existing building number 20 on Sun’s Menlo Park Campus.
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