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451 CAOS Links 2009.06.02Matthew Aslett, June 2, 2009 @ 5:57 am ET
Cloudera lands funding. SourceForge acquires Ohloh. Novell reports Linux growth. And more.
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Cloudera shows signs of progress
GigaOM reported that Cloudera raised $6m Series B funding from Accel and Greylock and is now looking beyond web applications to wider enterprise adoption of Hadoop. Cloudera also announced its first certification program for Hadoop.
Open source goes mainstream in the UK
There have been signs of change recently with regards to open source adoption in the UK, which has traditionally lagged behind the rest of Europe and the US. CBR Magazine provided an analysis of open source in the UK and the likely impact of the government action plan, while two good indicators of mainstream interest in open source came from The Economist’s evaluation the value of open source software in the recession and a documentary on BBC Radio 4 covering how how the open source model works and how its ethos is being applied to other kinds of business (the latter probably doesn’t work outside the UK).
# Novell reported its Q1 results, with Linux providing a rare highlight. $37m came from Linux Platform Products in the quarter, up 25%, while total revenue declined to $216m from $236m. As InternetNews.com reported, the company’s focus on using Linux growth to encourage revenue from other products and services means that the Linux business still not profitable.
# Sun updated OpenSolaris, and launched support services for the open source variant.
# Alfresco and EnterpriseDB forged a technology and business alliance.
# OStatic reported on the rumour that Amazon is going to open source its web services and cloud APIs.
# Adobe updated its Flash tools and open source Flex framework.
# Jim Zemlin: Canola Project’s GPLv3 Permissions are Worth a Look.
# Infobright and Pentaho delivered an integrated open source da6ta warehousing and business intelligence virtual machine.
# The fight over open source ‘leeches’. A good summary from InfoWorld of the issues related to (lack of) corporate contributions.
# Infobright appointed Bob Zurek as CTO, VP product management.
# Xandros announced that it is developing products based on Moblin Version 2 project for Intel Atom-based platforms.
# MontaVista announced supports for Moblin v2.
# LiMo foundation completed the LiMo Platform R2 specifications.
# Jahia unveiled United Content Bus as part of the new Jahia Enterprise Edition v6. (PDF)
# Hippo launched a product and support offering for Apache Jetspeed 2.2.
# Engine Yard announced JRuby support.
# Zmanda announced that Recovery Manager for MySQL now supports Amazon EC.
# Josh Berkus: PostgreSQL development priorities.
# Matt Asay reported on Jahia’s ‘pay or contribute’ model.
# Mike Hogan compared the numbers on traditional licensing, versus open source support business models.
# SiCortex is in trouble.
# Ntirety expanded its remote database administration services to include MySQL.
# SugarCRM updated its web services and improved mobile CRM tools.
# Mike Hogan on GPL licensing and MySQL storage engines.
# Matt Asay on why open source may prove a more efficient way to find new customers than industry consolidation offers.
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