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451 CAOS Links 2009.08.11Matthew Aslett, August 11, 2009 @ 10:39 am ET
VMware acquires SpringSource. Doug Cutting joins Cloudera. And more.
VMware acquires SpringSource
VMware announced that it is to acquire SpringSource for $420m, including $362m in cash and equity and $58m in unvested stock and options. The company published a long and detailed explanation for its acquisition while initial reaction came from CAOS Theory‘s Jay Lyman, Matt Asay, and Redmonk’s Coté.
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# Doug Cutting is joining Cloudera.
# The Samba team revealed that Chris Hertel is the first Samba Team member working at Microsoft.
# Acquia added 200 new customers in six months. Up to 250 from 50 in March.
# Qt Software is now known as Qt Development Frameworks and resides at http://qt.nokia.com.
# Compiere launched Compiere Exchange, a hub for extensions built and supported by Compiere Authorized Partners.
# xTuple announced the release of xTuple ERP 3.3, including an international tax management system.
# MuleSource has a new SAP transport for Mule ESB, thanks to partner Osaka Gas Information System Research Institute.
# BitNami released over 30 BitNami Application Stacks, including Alfresco, WordPress, JasperSoft and Joomla as AMIs.
# Barracuda Networks launched CudaTel, a wholly owned subsidiary to create a VoIP PBX offering based on FreeSWITCH.
# Odyssey Logistics & Technology migrated from Unix to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
# Simon Wardley argued that open source clouds are essential and that the GPLv3 is the perfect license for the cloud.
# Dirk Riehle published his slides on the single-vendor commercial open source biz model.
# Matt Asay parsed Gartner’s view on Oracle Enterprise Linux and the potential impact on Red Hat.
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