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451 CAOS Links 2009.08.04Matthew Aslett, August 4, 2009 @ 11:58 am ET
OIN offers cash for patents. CentOS crisis averted. Microsoft denies GPL violation. And more.
# Open Invention Network offered individual inventors cash for patents, and acquired patents from V_Graph.
# The H Open reported that the management problems at CentOS are now resolved.
# Sam Ramji told Network World in detail why Microsoft believes its Linux IC code did not violate the GPL (from 15m 30s).
# Canonical delivered an on-premise version of its Landscape systems management and monitoring tool.
# XtraDB has been committed to MariaDB as replacement for the InnoDB storage engine.
# Talend updated its Open Profiler and Data Quality software.
# EnterpriseDB is targeting cost-conscious Oracle users with Migration Assessment program.
# The H Open reported that the EC is surveying MySQL users ahead of antitrust review of Sun/Oracle deal.
# Groklaw reported on why SCO Group’s legal claims may, finally, be entering end-game territory.
# Roberto Galoppini explained how open source is an innovation backbone for startups.
# CodePlex’s Sara Ford explained why community = focusing on what we have in common.
# Canonical launched new support services for the Ubuntu desktop.
# Virtual Bridges, IBM and Canonical updated their Open Virtual Client desktop with Virtual Bridges’ VERDE 2.0.
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