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451 CAOS Links 2009.04.28Matthew Aslett, April 28, 2009 @ 11:32 am ET
OIN aims to cut the FAT. What is the point of the GPL? Black Duck takes flight. Ingres delivers Salesforce.com appliance. The ongoing fallout from Oracle-Sun. Feedback on the Bee Keeper model. And more.
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OIN aims to cut the FAT
# The Open Invention Network announced plans to review the Microsoft FAT patents at the center of its recent skirmish and settlement with TomTom. have been placed for prior art review on the Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent website associated with the Linux Defenders portal.
What is the point of the GPL?
Eric Raymond presented his “Economic Case Against the GPL, arguing that it is either futile or unnecessary, depending on whether you consider closed or open source software to be more efficient. In response, Carlo Dafarra argued that Eric’s view is based on a wrong assumption that the market is static and that “the set of barriers created by the GPL are vital to create a sustainable market here and now, and not in an hypothetical future.”
The best of the rest
# SpringSource announced the GA of SpringSource tc Server, an enterprise version of Apache Tomcat.
# Black Duck reported 42% growth in bookings performance and 27% growth in services for Q1.
# Ingres announced a new release of Ingres Icebreaker Business Intelligence Appliance integrated with Salesforce CRM.
# The Register reported that Oracle execs have committed to keeping Java open and to not killing MySQL.
# While eWeek published a list of Sun Labs’ lesser-known open source projects.
# OStattic published an interview with Karen Tegan Padir, MySQL VP in charge of MySQL.
# While SDTimes reported on the progress of the Drizzle project.
# Continuent released the beta of Tungsten Enterprise for Oracle, for Oracle-to-Oracle and Oracle-to-MySQL replication.
# rPath’s rBuilder is now a free download.
# Startup Opscode raised $2.5M funding led by Draper Fisher.
# Appscio secured a “strategic partnership and development agreement” with IN-Q-TEL.
# PC World reported that Europe is to fund secure operating system research based on Minix.
# CMS Watch reported on Apache Chemistry, a new project which aims to produce a generic, open source implementation of CMIS, involving Day Software, Nuxeo, Sourcesense and Alfresco.
# inVrastructure, an open source unified computing platform, was launched by Carbon Mountain.
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