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451 CAOS Links 2009.12.18Matthew Aslett, December 18, 2009 @ 12:24 pm ET
Shuttleworth steps down as Canonical CEO. Open source at SAP. 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
# Mark Shuttleworth explained why he is stepping down as CEO of Canonical.
# Groklaw published The EU and Microsoft Settle Browser Issue; Interoperability with FOSS Still a Problem.
# Erwin Tenhumberg published an overview of open source at SAP in 2009.
# OpenLogic launched an Open Source Fulfillment Center to help companies ensure compliance with open source licenses.
# Ingres lost a claim for $60m made against its former owner CA, is required to provide products and support to CA.
# Krishnan Subramanian dug a bit deeper into open source as an end game for SaaS.
# Serdar Yegulalp noted that open source, minus people, equals zero.
# Stormy Peters pointed out that, open source or not, hosted software is very hard for end users to use without hosting.
# Open-Xchange added 7 million collaboration software end users in 2009, an increase of 80%.
# Continuent updated its open source replication For MySQL And PostgreSQL.
# Rackspace Cloud added FathomDB, MySQL Database-as-a-Service, to its Cloud Tools ecosystem.
# Untangle updated its open source Web filtering software to version 7.1.
# OpenNebula released version 1.4 of the OpenNebula Virtual Infrastructure Manager.
# Alfresco and RightScale partner to enhance content management in the cloud.
# Matt Asay published a Q&A with Eucalyptus CTO Rich Wolski.
# JavaWorld published The Problem of the Open Source Commons: Harsh Economic Realities of Open Source Software.
# Bruce Perens’ statement on Busybox lawsuits.
# openQRM team lead Matt Rechenburg formed openQRM Enterprise GmbH.
# MindTouch and SnapLogic unveiled a jointly developed application integration offering.
# Black Duck announced its Enterprise Code Search Initiative, building on its acquisition of Koders.com.
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