Was ist passiert?

SAP has been aggressively selling its HANA platform and while the back-end is proprietary, it has been starting to push the open front-end out into the world. Witness the “code jams” scheduled for the Northen-hemisphere summer, the sponsorship of the newly-created Amsterdam OSCON, the Facebook and Twitter feeds, etc. The corporate behemoth is indeed, like its SAPUI5 mascot of the…

SAP and Open Source

The good news is that SAP is paying some attention to the open source community. They released an HTML5 and JavaScript framework, called SAPUI5, the year before last. Now that framework is not under an open-source license even though it incorporates quite a number of open-source JavaScript libraries (See According to one official SAP site: “SAPUI5” is the version…