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451 CAOS Links 2009.10.16Matthew Aslett, October 16, 2009 @ 11:44 am ET
JetBrains goes open source. Jeremy Allison on Mono, Samba and Microsoft. And more.
# JetBrains announced the free Community Edition of its Java IDE, IntelliJ IDEA under the Apache license.
# Jeremy Allison provided his views on Mono, Samba, Microsoft and patents.
# Joe ‘Zonker’ Brockmeier raised the question: open source marketing – lead with Free or benefits?
# Mark Radcliffe clarified his view that the GPLv2 is not legally unsound, but it has challenges.
# Alfresco launched its Records Management Module for governance and retention, certified by the US DoD.
# Oracle updated its Xen-based VM Server virtualization software.
# Nuxeo updated its document management software with Nuxeo DM 5.3.
# Carlo Daffara argued that COMmunity+COMpany is a winning COMbination.
# Lina Software released the beta version of LINA 1.0, its software to run Linux apps on any operating system.
# The VAR Guy reported that open source IP PBX vendor Digium is profitable and growing.
# A UK education partnership was launched with the intention to save £60m a year using open source software.
# Matt Asay reported on the logic of balancing proprietary and open source software.
# Brian Prentice reported on open source’s dying romantic narrative.
# Seth Gottlieb provided his views on open core.
# Nicholas Goodman asked What if Hot Dog vendors sold you Power Tools?
# Clustercorp created Rocks+Hybrid, a commercial Rocks Cluster distribution for dual-boot Linux and Windows systems.
# Engine Yard released the source code that runs its Rails Development Directory.
# Pharmaceutical distributor, 3A Pharma, is replacing its legacy ERP system with Compiere ERP.
# Banca IFIS adopted open source database software and 24-hour support services from Ingres.
# The Apache Software Foundation’s president dissected the “Apache Way”.
# Olliance pondered open source software’s lack of success in the SMB market.
# The VAR Guy reported on how the channel is fueling Compiere’s 50% growth rate.
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