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451 CAOS Links 2009.05.27Matthew Aslett, May 27, 2009 @ 11:34 am ET
OpenX and Siruna raise funding. Red Hat sues Switzerland. Open source business models. And more.
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Two sightings of the lesser-spotted open source funding deal
VC funding deals for open source vendors have been predictably rare so far in 2009, but this week saw two deals confirmed, as OpenX raised $10m from DAG Ventures, Accel, Index Ventures, Mangrove Capital, and First Round Capital, and QAT-ARKiv invested 4m euros in open source mobile software provider Siruna.
Hogan knows best
I have never seen “Hogan Knows Best” but it seems to be on one of the freeview channels over here 24/7. Anyway, ScaleDB CEO Mike Hogan started a new blog, opening up with a triple-whammy of posts on open source development, licensing, and business models, the last of which includes a handy table for calculating the value of various business strategies related to a variety of business criteria such as margin, scalability, CapEx and OpEX.
The best of the rest
# eWeek Europe: Red Hat Sues Switzerland Over Microsoft Monopoly.
# Dave Rosenberg blogged about the importance of balancing open source community and commerce – why Hadoop and Cloudera are ones to watch.
# The VAR Guy reported that IT distributor Tech Data is planning an open source channel partner initiative.
# OSOR reported the view of Italy’s National Institute of Statistics, Istat, that moving to open source leads to increased cooperation between public administrations.
# Infobright released Infobright Enterprise Edition data warehouse for Windows.
# Compiere delivered Compiere Manufacturing on-premise or on cloud.
# Ingres launched Development Stack for JBoss, including the Ingres Database, JBoss Developer Studio and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform.
# Bruno Von Rotz illustrated how enterprises have to work harder to evaluate open source software.
# Open Mobile Consortium launched With open source mobile tools for health and humanitarian Work.
# Matt Asay pointed out that open source doesn’t have a lock on openness, could learn a few things from open-but-proprietary platforms.
# New York Times: With Virtual Iron, Oracle Bought a Big Loss.
# Kickfire’s CEO Bruce Armstrong talked data warehousing (from 30mins), Sun-Oracle (from approx 46mins) and MariaDB (from approx 54mins) in a podcast with Ken Hess and Jason Perlow.
# Percona’s CEO Peter Zaitsev blogged about the (in)compatibility of open development and big splash marketing.
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