CFML (BlueDragon) going open-source
BlueDragon is a ColdFusion-compatible web application server, and it's going open source. New Atlanta, the creators of BlueDragon are on the verge of distributing a free and open-source version of their Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) for BlueDragon.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love ColdFusion - or CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) to be pedantic about it. I have been programming in CFML for the last 7 years and love every minute of it. South Africa got off the CFML bandwagon years ago since it was an expensive piece of software to own. We turned to ASP already running on our Windows servers, or created a LAMP stack to fit the bill.
BlueDragon will be distributed under the GNU General Public License Version 2 (GPLv2), the same license used by Sun for Java (OpenJDK) and MySQL. That means that you would be able to set-up a Linux server running, BlueDragon (with all the power of CFML), Apache and MySQL all for free. CFML is a rapid application development language with Object Orientated Programming support if and when you need it.
MySpace was developed on BlueDragon CFML - one of the biggest (first) social networking sites on the web. Way to go New Atlanta, you just dragged CFML into the 21st century kicking and screaming, but alive and well.