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451 CAOS Links 2010.03.12Matthew Aslett, March 12, 2010 @ 1:06 pm ET
Updating the MPL. Funding for Lucid and eXo. StatusNet. And more.
Funding for Lucid and eXo
# Lucid Imagination raised $10m in series B funding from Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures and Walden International.
# eXo Platform raised $6m from Auriga Partners and XAnge Capital and confirmed Bob Bickel as its chairman.
# StatusNet launched the StatusNet Cloud Service (SCS) into public beta, while OStatic published a Q&A with StatusNet’s CEO on the future of the open source microblogging platform provider.
Busy week for Simon Phipps
# Sun’s chief open source officer, Simon Phipps confirmed he will not be joining Oracle, but also confirmed his election as director of the Open Source Initiative. Joe Brockmeier asked if Simon Phipps will be able to energize the OSI.
# Jay Pipes confirmed that he and many of the Sun Drizzle team are now working at Rackspace Cloud.
# Open Source for America responded to the IIPA’s attack on open source.
# In the first of a series of article’s OpenNMS’s Tarus Balog explained what it takes to build an open source business. http://bit.ly/cTbQq1
# Bloomberg reported, and Elliot denied, that it plans to sell Novell’s NetWare and Linux units.
# Engine Yard claimed to have tripled its customer base in the last six months to reach 1,000 customers.
# SpringSource introduced SpringSource tc Server Spring Edition.
# Dirk Riehle outlined the three areas of open source economics.
# The VAR Guy speculated about Red Hat’s apparently imminent move into business intelligence.
# Digg explained its move from MySQL to Apache Cassandra.
# Appcelerator Titanium 1.0 is now generally available.
# SugarCRM launched its Open+ Partner Program.
# Terracotta announced the availability of Ehcache 2.0 as well as upgrades to Terracotta Web Sessions.
# OSS Watch published an explanation of how the threat to copyleft licenses is not proliferation, but incompatibility.
# A short but sweet explanation of Cloudera’s formation and raison d’être.
# An interview with WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene on commercial open source licensing, business, community strategies.
# Squiz updated its MySource Matrix open source CMS with formal support for Funnelback Search.
# The creators of the Hypertable open source distributed (NoSQL) database have formed Hypertable Inc.
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