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451 CAOS Links 2009.08.28Matthew Aslett, August 28, 2009 @ 8:57 am ET
Novell reports Linux revenue up 22%. GPLv2 in decline. And more.
# Novell reported Q3 Linux platform revenue of $38m, up 22%. Total Q3 revenue was $216m, down from $245m, prompting Matt Asay to note that Novell’s use of Linux as a loss-leader to promote proprietary products is not working.
# GPLv2 usage has dropped below 50% of all OSS projects tracked by Black Duck.
# “On licenses, communities, business models”, an excellent post from Carlo Daffara on the debate about GPL usage.
# DotNetNuke acquired Snowcovered, an online market for DotNetNuke modules, skins, services and related products.
# Cray acquired SiCortex’s PathScale compiler assets. The PathScale technology is to be open sourced via partnership with NetSyncro.com, which is rebranding itself PathScale.
# AdMob plans to release acquired AdWhirl assets as open source ad mediation product for mobile platforms.
# Nokia unveiled its Maemo-based N900 handset due for release in October.
# Tuxera, NTFS-3G file system provider, signed a patent agreement with Microsoft and joined exFAT driver program.
# Opengear announced revenue growth based on its open source-based console server and KVM over IP products.
# Linux Pro Magazine published a series of interviews with women in open source.
# OSOR.eu now offers federated search of national and regional public administration open source forges in Austria, France, Italy and Spain.
# Groklaw reported that SCO Group’s Chapter 11 trustee has been appointed and approved.
# rPath announced support for The RackSpace Cloud.
# Gear6′s distribution for Memcached is now available on VMware.
# The H Open reported that Microsoft has released an open source SDK to create Bing apps on Mac OS X and iPhone.
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