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451 CAOS Links 2009.12.04Matthew Aslett, December 4, 2009 @ 11:24 am ET
Eben Moglen says EC case against Oracle-Sun is flawed. The value of open source. 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
# Bernard Dalle articulated the opportunity for open source in cloud computing.
# Alex Weid explained “The value of Open Source Software in enterprise IT”.
# Nelson Ko asked “Do Open Source and Venture Capital Mix?”
# Mike Vizard explained “The New Economics of Open Source in the Enterprise”.
# Mark Radcliffe explained “Why the NY Times is Wrong about Open Source”.
# Thoughtful analysis by Kelly Herrell on strategic value of open source businesses and M&A.
# Novell reported $149m Linux revenue in fiscal 09, up 21%. Total 09 revenue down 10% to $862m, net loss $213m.
# Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco wrote to the EC urging it to approve Oracle-Sun.
# Zend released version 7.1 of its Zend Studio PHP environment.
# Is Eclipse an Open Source Community or Trade Association? eWeek provided a summary of the recent debate.
# In the face of competition, Red Hat articulated the benefits of its subscription model.
# GroundWork Open Source announced a new SUSE-based virtual appliance for systems management.
# SugarCRM released version 5.5 including a new mobile studio editor and web services framework.
# Opsera released version 3.5 of its open source systems management software
# Datamation reported Open Source Projects and the Meritocracy Myth.
# Alfresco detailed the first open source software stack to obtain U.S. Department of Defense 5015.02 certification.
# Mark Callaghan, MySQLer at Facebook (and previously Google) explained how Oracle RDBMS != MySQL RDBMS.
# Nokia maintained that it is not giving up on Symbian.
# Dutch Government to release open source tools To Help European entrepreneurs.
# Swedish National Police Board (SNPB) to save €20m by switching to open source servers.
# KnowledgeTree released version 3.7 of its open source document management software.
# Zmanda launched Zmanda Backup Appliance (ZBA), a pre-configured virtual backup server for VMware environments
# OSS Watch examined the issue of release management in open source projects
# Open source collaboration software vendor Open-Xchange released a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird.
# WaveMaker released a version of its open source cloud development platform for Mac OS X.
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