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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.24Matthew Aslett, November 24, 2009 @ 12:37 pm ET
Chrome OS and Andoid to merge – eventually. Oracle and SpringSource propose Eclipse OSGi project. 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
# Gizmodo reported that Chrome OS and Android are destined to merge, somehow.
# Q&A with open government activist David Eaves about Portland’s move towards open source, open data, and open standards.
# Oracle and SpringSource proposed a new Eclipse project, Gemini, for enterprise OSGi.
# SAP was the 4th largest contributor to Eclipse in 2009 with terms of lines of code.
# Extremadura Director General of ICT says open source is fundamental to sustainable and independent development. http://bit.ly/5ITmHf
# Mark Fidelman discussed the role of closed loop marketing for commercial open source companies.
# Alfresco included the OASIS CMIS version 1.0 in Alfresco Community 3.2.
# Andrew Aitken noted that open source vendors love lock-in too.
# Matt Asay reported that Microsoft’s embrace of MySQL could kill it.
# Mike Hogan asked, who owns the customer in the cloud?
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