BLOOMINGTON, Indiana September 30, 2009 -- The Kuali Foundation is pleased to announced the release of Kuali Rice 1.0, an enterprise class middleware suite of integrated products essential to all Kuali applications, which also advances agility and speed of development for any institutional applications on campus.
Kuali Rice 1.0 serves as the core infrastructure for all Kuali applications including Kuali Financial System 3.0, Kuali Coeus 2.0, and Kuali Student. In addition, Kuali Rice 1.0 provides module functionality that it can be integrated with other institutional applications. Kuali Rice extends community source solutions to provide the capability to integrate with diverse applications, both at the enterprise and departmental level.
Kuali Rice 1.0 is the first release since the Rice project was officially chartered in May 2009. Investing partners for Kuali Rice include the University of California San Diego, the University of Washington, Iowa State University, The University of Arizona, the University of Maryland, Indiana University, Cornell University, and Innovativ Consulting Partners.
Elazar Harel, Chief Information Officer, University of California San Diego, and a Kuali Rice Board Member, said "The University of California San Diego became involved in the Rice project because we recognized the value it will bring not only in developing new applications for our institution, but also in knitting together a variety of tools and applications in a common framework. UCSD sees Rice as the future technology infrastructure both for Kuali applications we may deploy and for seamless delivery of a variety of technology services to our students, faculty, and staff."
Kuali Board member Aaron Godert of Cornell University said, "Cornell University has been involved with the Rice project since its inception. We are pleased that so many diverse institutions are now contributing to the project, and are impressed by the hard work and dedication the team put forth to deliver Rice 1.0. We have already realized some benefits of Rice through several custom built applications that leverage its workflow features and application development framework, and are excited to continue leveraging it as a key component of our enterprise software strategy."
The software developed by Kuali projects is available, without a fee, for anyone to use or modify under an open source license. Kuali Rice 1.0 is available for downloading from the new Kuali Rice website athttp://rice.kuali.org.
Kuali Rice project gains dedicated resources with announcement of investing partners (May 1, 2009),http://uitspress.iu.edu/news/page/normal/10757.html
About Kuali Rice
Kuali Rice (http://rice.kuali.org) is an enterprise class middleware suite of integrated products that allows for applications to be built in an agile fashion. This enables developers to react to end-user business requirements in an efficient and productive manner, so that they can produce high quality business applications. Kuali Rice is leveraged heavily by the Kuali applications but is also designed to speed development and improve agility for any institutional application. Its services and framework pieces are designed in such a way to be applicable to multiple service domains.
Kuali Rice 1.0 includes the following modules:
- Identity Management
- Enterprise Workflow
- Enterprise Service Bus
- Enterprise Notification
- Application Development Framework (Kuali Nervous System)
About the Kuali Foundation
The Kuali Foundation (http://kuali.org/) is a non-profit organization that coordinates the efforts of colleges and universities to sustain and evolve administrative software that meets the needs of all sizes of higher education institutions, from small colleges to large research universities. The Kuali Foundation began in 2004 as a cooperative effort among partners and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open-source, community-owned financial system. Success with joint development of Kuali Financial System has led to additional pooled investment projects, including Kuali Coeus for Research Administration, Kuali Student, and Kuali Rice, with coordination by the independent, not-for-profit Kuali Foundation Inc. The software developed by Kuali projects is available, without fee, for anyone to use or modify under the Educational Community License.