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451 CAOS Links 2009.09.15Matthew Aslett, September 15, 2009 @ 10:49 am ET
Reaction to the CodePlex Foundation. GroundWork launches MonitoringForge.org. And more.
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CodePlex Foundation Good
Stephen Walli explained why he sees value in the CodePlex Foundation, while Aaron Fulkerson provided his views as to why Microsoft set up the Foundation, and he is acting as an adviser, and Monty Widenius explained why he too is acting as an adviser to the Foundation.
CodePlex Foundation Bad
Andy Updegrove dissected the governance structure of the CodePlex Foundation, declaring that “quite a bit of the governance structure will need to change before CodePlex can expect to attract broad participation.”
Best of the rest
# GroundWork Open Source launched MonitoringForge.org for open source monitoring projects.
# OpenLogic and Nuxeo partnered to support Enterprise Content Management stack including Nuxeo, JBoss and PostgreSQL.
# Actuate and Infobright launched an integrated DW/BI virtual machine.
# Oracle released new versions of its Oracle Berkeley DB embeddable databases.
# Peerless Foods claimed $300,000-$400,000 annual licensing savings in move to Ingres.
# Javier Soltero reflected on the benefits of Hyperic being acquired by SpringSource, and then VMware.
# Sirius published a case study of the first UK school to migrate entire infrastructure to Open Source
# ClearFoundation unveiled ClearOS 5.1, a Linux distribution for networks and server based Internet gateways.
# The FSF updated its list of approved free GNU/Linux distributions.
# Terracotta released version 3.1, including Terracotta for Hibernate.
# John Spencer reported that herd mentality is to blame for the difficulty in selling FOSS to local authorities.
# Matt Asay discussed the dilemma open source vendors have balancing popularity among developers and IT operations.
# WaveMaker introduced one-click deployment to Amazon EC2 with WaveMaker 5.2.
# Tristan Rhodes asked whether ZipTie is a good candidate for a fork.
# OpenLogic provided some details about its latest survey sample.
# Savio Rodrigues reported on the use of Hadoop by the New York Times.
# Techradar published an interview with PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf on how it became successful.
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