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451 CAOS Links 2009.07.31Matthew Aslett, July 31, 2009 @ 7:26 am ET
When open source goes bad. Is open source a success or failure? And more.
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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”
When open source goes bad
The H reported on the apparent turmoil at the CentOS project, while Jay Lyman offered the CAOS perspective. Meanwhile Slashdot reported that Alan Cox has quit as Linux TTY subsystem maintainer.
Success or failure?
Danny Windham, Digium CEO, responded to Peter Yared’s claims about the “failure” of commercial open source, as did Alfresco CEO John Powell, who focused on its perceived successes.
Best of the rest
# Ingres announced a column-based, vectorized execution database engine project, Ingres VectorWise.
# Sourcefire announced 2Q revenue up 38% to $22.2m.
# Wazi published “A Primer on Europe for US-Based Open Source Communities and Vendors”.
# Intuit explained its choice of the CPL, and why it will likely move to the EPL.
# Linux.com reported on the value proposition of open source.
# Sony Pictures Imageworks launched an open source code site including visual effects, data storage and database migration software.
# Canonical to launch Ubuntu desktop support, reported Computerworld.
# BitRock released BitNami SUSE-based Virtual Appliances for SugarCRM, WordPress, Alfresco, Drupal and others.
# Funambol introduced an open source mobile cloud sync product for mVoIP.
# The OpenDNSSEC project announced open source software that manages the security of domain names on the Internet.
# The H Open reported on the latest bizarre twists in the bankruptcy hearing of The SCO Group.
# WATBlog discussed the closed nature of many “open source” mobile projects.
# Stephen O’Grady published The Private Cloud: Opening the Door for Open Source.
# Matt Asay argued that open source may be your only ticket out of the cloud.
# Pentaho partner Proventa delivered a Pentaho Data Integration plug-in for IMS TM mainframe apps.
# Progress announced that the FAA has selected FUSE as open source integration for its SWIM information management project.
# Case study: Gap Direct use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Likewise Enterprise.
# IDC said open source adoption grew faster in last 12 months than it previously predicted.
# Astaro reported Q2 revenue up 16% over 2008 and 14th consecutive quarter of growth.
# The Debian project adopted a regulated development cycle.
# Open-Xchange launched Server 6.10, including Social OX, which aggregates social networking and email.
# RethinkDB – a new engine for MySQL, this time for solid state drives.
# OStatic reported on OpenGoo: an open source answer to Google Apps.
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