Kuali Rice officially released

Last month saw two major Kuali mile­stones. First, the Kuali soft­ware project cel­e­brated its fifth birth­day August 30. Sec­ond, the first offi­cial ver­sion of Kuali Rice (KR) was intro­duced; the “community-source” soft­ware grad­u­ated from beta sta­tus with its 1.0 release.

Accord­ing to its web­site (revamped for this new release), KR “pro­vides an enterprise-class mid­dle­ware suite of inte­grated prod­ucts that allows for appli­ca­tions to be built in an agile fash­ion.” To describe it with a cook­ing metaphor, it’s the egg in cookie dough that helps bind every­thing together. KR includes mod­ules for man­ag­ing user iden­ti­ties and for trans­mit­ting mes­sages among other com­po­nents of the Kuali soft­ware suite, such as the finan­cial pack­age KFS and Kuali Student.

The UW is play­ing a sig­nif­i­cant role in the devel­op­ment of Kuali Stu­dent and Kuali Rice sys­tems, with a mem­ber of the Office of the Uni­ver­sity Reg­is­trar serv­ing on the team devel­op­ing Kuali Stu­dent. We’ve detailed Kuali’s progress on this blog in order to keep the UW com­mu­nity abreast of a set of soft­ware tools that may power our own infor­ma­tion sys­tems some day.

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