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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.15Matthew Aslett, January 15, 2010 @ 11:41 am ET
VMware confirms Zimbra buy. Facebook sponsors Apache Foundation. And more.
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# VMware confirmed its acquisition of Zimbra from Yahoo.
# Alfresco’s open source ECM software is integrated with IBM Lotus Quickr, Notes, Connections and WebSphere Portal.
# MySQL’s co-founder David Axmark provided CBR with his views on Oracle acquiring MySQL.
# SFLC declared CES 2010 the best of times and the worst of times for free software.
# Black Duck reported 37% bookings growth in 2009 with IP assessments up 85% in the second half of the year.
# MuleSoft reported 152% growth in recurring subscription revenues, 98% customer growth in 2009.
# SugarCRM claimed revenue, customer, community and partner development growth in 2009.
# Zack Urlocker described the potent combination of open source and inbound marketing.
# MetaPass released its open-source enterprise single sign-on (SSO) software.
# Former Siebel exec Bob Mann joined Openbravo as new Chairman of the Board.
# Ted T’so, the Linux Foundation’s CTO, is moving to Google to work on the Linux kernel and the Ext4 file system.
# StreamBase’s Mark Plamer assessed the potential impact of open source on complex event processing software.
# Eric Lai reported on how Hadoop startup Cloudera is evolving.
# Shaun Walker blogged about his involvement in the CodePlex Foundation.
# Kaltura released an open source video extension for Joomla.
# Sony Pictures Imageworks released the Alpha version of its source code for its Open Shading Language.
# The VAR Guy reported that IBM and Canonical are cooking something up for Lotusphere.
# Joe Brockmeier published Permissive or Reciprocal? Choosing the Right License.
# Forge.mil’s ProjectForge offered SaaS collaborative open source development environment.
# What a SpringSource’s contribution of dm Server to Eclipse means for the OSGi/Java world, according to Michael Cote.
# Entrust brought its PKI security software to (Red Hat) Linux.
# Djigzo’s open source email encryption gateway now supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
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