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Boeing uses open source to build cloud-based digital aviation platform

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The world's largest aerospace company and aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has used open-source application development software firm WSO2's service-oriented architecture (SOA) to build a cloud-based digital aviation platform.

The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution, dubbed the Boeing Edge, has been used to refocus the manufacturer's attempts at connecting with its airline customers, Jim Crabbe, senior product manager at Boeing, told delegates at WSO2's developers' conference in San Francisco.

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