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451 CAOS Links 2009.10.30Matthew Aslett, October 30, 2009 @ 7:09 am ET
Government adoption. Financial results. New funding. And more.
For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask
The US Department of Defense issued guidance on the adoption of open source software, while ComputerWorld reported that the U.S Department of Defense has open-sourced an enterprise human resources application.
Meanwhile, The French Government’s public finance department will switch 130,000 desktop’s to Mozilla’s Thunderbird and Lightning.
Neo Technology, developer of Neo4j, an open source graph database, raised $2.5m in seed funding. SnapLogic raised $2.3m in its first round of institutional funding. Open source micro-blogging vendor StatusNet closed an $875,000 seed financing round.
Best of the rest
# Oracle updated its Sun acquisition FAQ to include plans for Glassfish, Netbeans, MySQL and Openoffice.org, while the H reported that Oracle has clarified its plans for Java tools and OpenOffice.
# SAP announced plans to contribute to several Apache projects, including Maven, VXQuery, Tomcat, OpenEJB and ActiveMQ.
# Savio Rodrigues speculated that Amazon RDS is out to eat open source vendor lunches with MySQL.
# Virtualization Review noted that Citrix is about to fully open-source XenServer.
# Calpont launched InfiniDB Community Edition, an open source data warehouse for MySQL, and OEM agreement with Sun.
# Zenoss released Zenoss Core version 2.5 including cloud monitoring capabilities.
# Tasktop is working with Microsoft to improve Eclipse on Windows 7.
# Novell planned to take SCO Group case to the Supreme Court.
# Bloomberg.com reported on open source ERP with the headline of the week: “‘Bill Gates of Belgium’ Fights SAP as Free Software Use Expands”.
# Misys Open Source Solutions made available the software source code for its Carbon Planning Toolkit.
# Open source advocate calls for Microsoft version of Linux. He has a book out, incidentally.
# Rob Bearden joined Black Duck Software’s board of directors.
# WANdisco presented two new initiatives, SubversionJ and Obliterate, for the Subversion open source project.
# Ingres gets realtime data integration software via reseller agreement with HVR Software.
# Matt Asay noted that the question is no longer “why” to use open source, but rather “how.”
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