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451 CAOS Links 2009.02.17Matthew Aslett, February 17, 2009 @ 12:40 pm ET
Red Hat and Microsoft make nice on virtualization. Vodafone’s new Android handset. Esmertec acquires Purple Labs and becomes Myriad Group AG. Krugle acquired by Aragon Consulting Group. Serena boasts of 1 million Projity downloads. And more.
The big news of the week was undoubtedly Red Hat’s virtualization interoperability agreement with Microsoft. The official announcement is here, Microsoft’s take is here and Red Hat’s is here. Just in case you thought the companies had settled their differences entirely, the FAQ is also worth a read: “Is this a joint agreement between Red Hat and Microsoft? It’s not a joint agreement. Red Hat has signed an agreement to join Microsoft’s Server Virtualization Validation Program, while Microsoft has joined Red Hat’s Virtualization Certification Program.”
A hole heap of mobile announcements
Mobile World Congress in Spain ensured there were a large number of mobile Linux-related announcements to keep everyone busy. Among the highlights:
# Xandros launched new netbook “experiences” for ARM-based devices and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets
# Intel announced that it is collaborating with LG on new Moblin-based mobile Internet devices
# Six new LiMO Foundation members were announced, including Telefónica, Aromasoft, Casio Hitachi Mobile Comms, Marvell, Opera, and Swisscom
# PacketVideo updated its OpenCORE multimedia sub-system for Android
# Freescale expanded its Netbook line with support for Android and Xandros
# Esmertec announced that it is to acquire Purple Labs and become Myriad Group AG
# MontaVista introduced Montabello, a new Linux-based software platform for Mobile Internet Devices
# Vodafone and HTC unveiled the Android-powered HTC Magic, initially for UK, Spain, France, Germany and Italy.
The best of the rest
# Serena Software claimed 1 million downloads for the Projity open source project management software it acquired in September.
# Atomic Labs released version 1.1 of its Pion web analytics log analytics and ETL software.
# Sun contributed a storage encryption communication protocol to OpenSolaris.
# Code search and analysis vendor Krugle has been acquired by Aragon Consulting Group.
# Coverity has published application architecture data from over 2,500 popular open source software projects.
# Forbes published an interesting article on the “collaboration gap” between corporate open source users and contributors.
# British company The Development Cloud is giving 50% of its commercial software revenue to contributors of associated open source projects.
# Intalio’s CEO Ismael Ghalimi redefined the company as a Business Operating Platform vendor.
Thought for the day
“In a way, open source and the cloud are the same thing” SugarCRM CEO John Roberts tells searchCRM.com. Hmm.
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