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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.13Matthew Aslett, November 13, 2009 @ 11:03 am ET
Symbian’s future in the balance? All Go for Chrome OS. 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
Symbian’s future in the balance?
The H reported that Samsung is to abandon Symbian in favour of Windows Mobile, Android and the new Samsung bada OS, while Samsung later denied that it is ditching Symbian. Meanwhile John Mark Walker asked, is the Symbian Foundation DOA?
Best of the rest
# Cavium Networks signed a definitive agreement to acquire MontaVista Software for $50m.
# Microsoft asked Supreme Court to reaffirm that abstract ideas, as in Bilski case, cannot and should not be patentable.
# Ars Technica reported that Microsoft pulled its Windows 7 tool after GPL violation claims.
# MindTouch launched MindTouch Enterprise Dashboards, providing real time enterprise mash-ups.
# Three new members have been elected to the Linux Foundation’s Technical Advisory Board.
# An interesting article on community contributions and copyright assignment, from LWN.net.
# CollabNet introduced version 2.0 of open source CollabNet Desktop – Visual Studio Edition.
# Vyatta released an alpha version of Vyatta Core 6 (VC6), its open source router, firewall and VPN software.
# Savio Rodrigues doubted ZDnet’s interpretation of Black Duck figures indicating $26m saved per project due to OSS.
# Zenoss integration with Plixer’s Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer products is now available with Zenoss Core.
# Mary Jo Foley reported that Microsoft’s open source Orchard CMS is the project formerly known as Oxite.
# SpringSource claimed Sky.com has improved developer productivity 400% with Groovy and Grails.
# Matt Asay explained why open source provides a platform for monetization, but not the best way to generate cash.
# Open Source magazine published Open Source Compliance: Getting Started Guide.
# Gear6 has released Gear6 Web Cache Universal Distro, a software distribution of Memcached.
# Mark Stone explained the point of the Codeplex Foundation (with a little help from Greg Stein).
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