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451 CAOS Links 2010.08.10Matthew Aslett, August 10, 2010 @ 12:42 pm ET
Compliance. Funding. Financial results. Copyright assignment. And more.
# The Linux Foundation launched the Open Compliance Program, including tools, training, and consulting.
# VentureBeat reported that Joyent has raised $7m in a second round of funding.
# Basho Technologies secured $2m from angel investors in a Series C preferred equity financing.
# StatusNet raised $1.4m led by New York-based FirstMark Capital joined by BOLDstart Ventures, iNovia Capital and Montreal Start Up.
# Novell lowered its revenue guidance for Q3, citing uncertainty associated with its potential acquisition.
# Actuate reported $4.9m in BIRT-related business for Q2; up 48% over the prior year.
# SugarCRM reported 50% year-over-year growth in billings, and the addition of more than 540 new customers in the second quarter of 2010.
# OpenLogic reported 58% revenue growth in the second quarter, including 97% revenue growth for its OpenLogic Exchange (OLEX) suite.
Contributor agreements and copyright assignment
# The H reports on the challenges involved in copyright assignment.
# Meanwhile Martin Michlmayr explained the purpose of contributor agreements.
# VMware announced SpringSource Hyperic 4.4, including enhanced integration with VMware vCenter Server.
# VMware also released the Zimbra Collaboration Suite Appliance, designed to run on the vSphere platform.
# WSO2 launched WSO2 Business Process Server 2.0, WSO2 Data Services Server 2.5, WSO2 Business Activity Monitor 1.1, WSO2 Gadget Server 1.1, and WSO2 Mashup Server 2.1.
# Jolicloud migrated its users to Jolicoud 1.0.
# Revolution Analytics introduced RevoScaleR, which provides a new framework for multi-core processing of large data sets.
# 10gen released version 1.6 of its MongoDB database with automatic sharding for horizontal scalability and high availability through replica sets.
# DSS announced the launch of vxVistA.org Second Generation, its open source collaboration environment.
# CollabNet delivered TeamForge 5.4, TeamForge SCM licensing option, and CollabNet Subversion Edge 1.1.
The best of the rest
# An Accenture survey indicated that two-thirds of organizations in the US, UK and Ireland anticipate increased investment in open source in 2010, with more than a third expecting to migrate mission-critical software to open source in the next twelve months.
# Nexenta announced its sponsorship of the Illumos OpenSolaris community.
# Simon Phipps asked “is the open source bubble over?”
# Groklaw published a transcript of Eben Moglen’s LibrePlanet 2010 keynote on the state of free software.
# Tasktop named Neelan Choksi president and COO.
# Carahsoft added Zend’s PHP software to its GSA Schedule for US federal, state, and local government agencies.
# Fred Holahan reports on Sun, IBM and MySQL storage engine chicanery.
# Qualcomm Innovation Center joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member.
# Royal Pingdom reported on the consistent failure of Linux to grab even 1% of the desktop OS market.
# ForgeRock became a licensee of the Open Invention Network.
# Tasktop teamed with Accept to provide direct access to Accept360 Agile from within the Eclipse IDE.
# Carlo Daffara estimated the development, time to market and staff cost savings from re-using open source code.
# Matt Asay explained the ongoing dilemma that is open source support as a business strategy.
# Phoronix reported that Canonical has begun tracking Ubuntu installations.
# Couchio announced that a CouchDB SDK for Android devices is now available for free download.
# CFO published an article on Talend’s new CFO, Nick White, on importance of understanding open source.
# Microsoft’s open source IronRuby and IronPython projects are reportedly on rocky ground.
# GigaOm reported on open source and the hold up problem in the context of Flash.
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