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451 CAOS Links 2009.09.08Matthew Aslett, September 8, 2009 @ 11:40 am ET
Reaction to EC’s Oracle-Sun delay. OIN to acquire ex-Microsoft patents. And more.
Reaction to EC’s Oracle-Sun delay
Despite widespread criticism of the European Commission’s decision to open a formal investigation into Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun, Glyn Moody maintained that the EC deserves credit for making open source a central part of its analysis. Meanwhile Monty Program (by way of Steven J Vaughan Nicholls) explained why the EU should block Oracle/Sun, Roberto Galoppini reported that “the EU has a chance to put our European money where its mouth is”, and Matt Asay speculated whether Oracle might end up getting Sun at a 50% discount.
Best of the rest
# WSJ.com reported that the OIN is about to acquire 22 patents previously owned by Microsoft.
# An EU report on the economic impact of software in EU 27 states indicated that open source software had a market value of €3.4B in 2008, up 57.7%.
# Univa UD announced the native OpenSolaris version of UniCluster.
# Reuven Cohen speculated as to who is behind the new Open vSwitch VLan and virtual private cloud project.
# TomTom introduced OpenLR, open-source, royalty-free dynamic location referencing technology.
# The President of Brazil said ‘Using free software improves relation between state and society’.
# LinuxInsider reported that it is boom time for FOSS.
# Phoronix published a few details On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
# ZDnet UK reported that Red Hat hypervisor management tools will run on Windows only.
# Roberto Galoppini profiled RiverMuse’s community building process.
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