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451 CAOS Links 2011.02.18Matthew Aslett, February 18, 2011 @ 11:14 am ET
Much ado about open source licenses and Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace. And more.
# Had Microsoft banned OSS from its Marketplace app store? Or was it just the GPLv3 family of licenses. The answer, predictably, was somewhere between the two, as Microsoft later clarified that BSD, MIT, Apache Software License 2.0, and MS-PL are allowed.
# Novell’s stockholders voted in favour of the Attachmate acquisition.
# eZ Systems secured €3.3 in a series C funding round.
# Open source graph database vendor Sones appointed former Novell Linux business exec Richard Doll as its new CEO.
# Karmasphere appointed former Omniture exec Gail Ennis as chief executive officer.
# DataDirect Networks announced a series of HPC funding initiatives around the Lustre open source file system.
# Rhomobile updated its Rhodes framework for building smartphone applications.
# Infobright released version 3.5 of its analytic database.
# Icinga released version 1.3 of its open source monitoring software.
# Terracotta added Ehcache Search to the standalone and distributed versions of Ehcache.
# Nicolas Pujol discussed the four capital mistakes of open source-related businesses.
# OStatic reported that Fedora, openSUSE haven given up on Unity.
# MontaVista claimed a Linux performance breakthrough with Bare Metal Engine.
# Google updated its Google Web Toolkit to version 2.2.
# 36 hours after launching a plan to reverse Nokia-Microsoft deal, Nokia Plan B called it quits.
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