Alfresco Software Inc. of Maidenhead, England has announced an open source portal development tool that uses its Enterprise Social Computing Platform and Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat Inc.’s JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform.

The combined offering dubbed Team Collaboration Solution, is available from Red Hat Exchange on a subscription basis.

It is designed to let companies build portal for employees or extranets for partners and customers, and to use JSR-168-compliant portlets for provisioning content collaboration, document management and Web content management services.

Porlets include: My Spaces, for enterprise document management; My Documents, for provisioning libraries or digital assets; My Web Forms, which publishes reusable content; and My Web Files, which manages in-progress changes to Web sites.