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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.05Matthew Aslett, January 5, 2010 @ 1:08 pm ET
VMware to acquire Zimbra? 2009′s open source legal developments. And more.
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# All Things D reported that VMware is buying Zimbra from Yahoo.
# Mike Hogan speculated on what else would be missing from VMware’s virtualized software stack.
# Jaspersoft’s CEO revealed his picks for open source winners for 2010.
# OSS Watch published “Microsoft: an end to open hostilities?” An assessment of Microsoft’s attitude towards OSS.
# Mark Radcliffe published his list of the top ten open source legal developments of 2009.
# Andy Updegrove noted that the 100 day deadline Microsoft imposed on the CodePlex Foundation to appoint a new board has been and gone.
# The New York Times reported on Lucid Imagination’s attempts to commercialize Lucene.
# Technology Review reported that IBM has begun selling mainframe servers pre-installed with eyeOS, and open-source Web-based virtual desktop operating system.
# The H reported that Munich has now fully standardized on the OpenDocument Format.
# Harvard Business School professor Tom Eisenmann dissected Google’s manifesto proclaiming its commitment to open systems.
# Matt Asay noted that Canonical’s focus on design could pay off as it helps to take Linux to the masses.
# The H reported that the City of Vienna will not at present be shifting entirely to open source for its software needs.
# TechRepublic reported that Miguel de Icaza pulled all GPL code out of MonoDevelop, relicensing the code with LGPL.
# The Open Information Security Foundation released the Suricata Engine, a new open source intrusion detection and prevention tool.
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