Lockheed Martin last week released the source code to its enterprise social-networking platform Eureka Streams, which facilitates the information-sharing process between workers and aids them in making informed decisions by following relevant information from colleagues, groups and Internet sources.
For the past four years, the defense contractor has created and used proprietary social media solutions across its own enterprise based on commercial off-the-shelf software. These solutions have allowed employees to collaboratively develop and share content through blogs and wikis.
“Lockheed Martin drives social media adoption by finding innovative ways to integrate a social dimension into our existing processes and tools,” said Monica McManus, vice president and chief information officer for Information Systems & Global Solutions at Lockheed Martin.
Built on open standards and powered by open source, the Eureka Streams Community Edition is licensed to developers under the Apache 2.0 open source license. In the future, Lockheed Martin plans to offer editions of Eureka Streams for use by enterprise customers.
Last year when plans were announced to release the source code, Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Information Systems & Global Services, said Lockheed Martin had focused on social media adoption by finding innovative ways to integrate a social dimension into its existing process and tools while reducing total cost of ownership.
“We are excited to now share our investment back to the open source community to help other organizations meet their knowledge sharing challenges,” Gooden said back then.