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451 CAOS Links 2009.04.09Matthew Aslett, April 9, 2009 @ 12:04 pm ET
Red Hat launches data integration project. What if Oracle bought Sun? The origins of Hadoop. Trademarking ‘Open Cloud’. The pluses and minuses of copyright assignment. And more.
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A day earlier than normal thanks to the long weekend, here’s the latest links round-up. We’ll be back on Tuesday next week with more of the same:
# Red Hat introduced the Teiid open source data integration project via JBoss.org.
# InfoWorld’s Neil McAllister wondered what would happen if Oracle bought Sun Microsystems. There’s a lot to agree with in his analysis, so much so that Oracle does begin to look like something of a safe haven for Sun.
# While Bloomberg reported more speculation on board-level disagreements within Sun and revealed that shareholder Relational Investors LLC sold its stake at the height of the speculation.
# Nice article in The Register about the origins of Hadoop and how Google benefits from the developments of others.
# Red Hat put some meat on the open source gov bones with Delivering a Better Government Faster Through Open Source.
# Sun released a new version of VirtualBox with support for Open Virtualization Format and virtual appliances.
# Pentaho’s James Dixon published a new version of the Beekeper Model for understanding commercial open source and the relationships between vendors and communities.
# Linux Foundation announced that it is to make the openSUSE Build Service available through the Linux Developer Network.
# Sirius’s Mark Taylor illustrated “the true cost of migrating to open source.
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