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451 CAOS Links 2010.01.27Matthew Aslett, January 27, 2010 @ 12:47 pm ET
Oracle closes Sun acquisition. The state of the union at Red Hat. And more.
# Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
# Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discussed the current State of the Union at Red Hat.
# Oracle told eWeek Java will be “business as usual”.
# CNet published Scott McNealy’s farewell email to Sun employees.
# The WSJ reported that Larry Ellison plans to add 2,000 sales and engineering employees to Sun.
# Red Hat encouraged Oracle to take advantage of its Java opportunity.
# The UK Government revised its policy on open source and open standards. (Pdf)
# Carlo Piana’s thoughts on the EU Oracle Sun Investigation.
# An interview with Monty Widenius on the ongoing campaign to save MySQL.
# Novell launched the SUSE Appliance Toolkit for building, testing and managing software appliances.
# Lucid Imagination claimed 50 customers in its first year.
# The Apache Software Foundation announced Apache SpamAssassin Version 3.3.0.
# xTuple released iTuple – an integrated CRM application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
# Jitterbit claimed 100% revenue growth.
# OpenLogic partnered with Credativ to support European open source users.
# BonitaSoft announced the release of Bonita Open Solution 5.0.
# Zarafa released the community version of its collaboration platform 6.40.
# The OpenGeo project announced the release of the OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition, version 1.0.
# Ingres launched a preview program for its VectorWise analytic database engine.
# Accenture published a paper on accelerating the benefits of open source software.
# Computerworld asked ‘Should open-source repositories block nations under U.S. sanctions?’
# Laszlo Systems raised $3m in new funding, reports VentureBeat.
# Potix updated its ZK open source Ajax development framework.
# Openbravo launched Openbravo Exchange, an online marketplace for open source ERP software and extensions.
# REvolution Computing named R co-creator Robert Gentleman to its board of directors.
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