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451 CAOS Links 2009.06.30Matthew Aslett, June 30, 2009 @ 5:53 pm ET
Governments. Governance. Customers wins. And more.
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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”
The Examiner provided a two part interview with Daniel Risascher, Office of the CIO, Department of Defense, on open source at the DoD, while Government Technology Magazine reported on how open source software and cloud computing can save government money. Similarly, The UK Conservative party delivered a paper on the future of open standards, open source, SOA and cloud for UK Government, while it was reported that Vienna to teach its public servants about open source desktop, and the Italian government is to increase use of open source in schools. Also, the H reported on LiMux, the Munich Linux project, and its imitators.
An OpenLogic survey offered insights into open source governance, while fossbazaar provided an overview of TiddlyGuv, an open source governance application under development at Osmosoft, an arm of BT.
# Healthplan Services is migrating from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
# Jaspersoft replaced Crystal Report for Orange Leap’s Guru reporting product for non-profits.
# InfoJobs.net selected Red Hat and JBoss for business platform.
# Coremetrics implemented SpringSource Hyperic HQ Enterprise.
# Cleanwise chose EnterpriseDB to complement Cleanwise’s existing Oracle deployment.
Best of the rest
# Red Hat announced its cloud provider certification and partner program.
# Sun released NetBeans IDE 6.7, featuring integration with Project Kenai hosting site.
# Sun Microsystems unveiled VirtualBox 3.0.
# Black Duck reported that GPLv3 licenses quadrupled in 2009, but GPL projects dropped by 5%.
# Linux Questions reported that Oracle hit a glitch in Sun Microsystems acquisition deal http://bit.ly/Cttdp while Oracle insisted it was no big deal.
# IBM announced the availability of Milepost GCC, an open source machine learning compiler.
# Matt Asay speculated whether The “cathedral + the bazaar” – or mixed models – are the only way to ensure open source is relevant for new markets, not just a commoditizer of old markets.
# Matt Asay also continued his campaign to get Oracle to certify its products with Ubuntu.
# Richard Stallman stated his view as to why free software shouldn’t depend on Mono or C#.
# Alfresco highlighted customer ROI with winners of Credit Crunch Innovation Awards.
# Arkeia and Mandriva announced the integration of Arkeia Network Backup with Mandriva Enterprise Server.
# Lucid Imagination and ISYS partnered to combine Lucene and Solr with the ISYS File Readers document filtering technology.
# The SourgeForge.net Web site served its four billionth download.
# Nexenta Systems released NexentaStor 2.0 a unified storage product based on the ZFS file system.
# Kineo Open Source reported on the impact of recession on open source.
# Are we mis-selling ‘open source’? Sirius provided a blog post about using child psychology to sell FOSS better.
# ScaleDB is looking for beta testers for its shared-disk clustering storage engine for MySQL.
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