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451 CAOS Links 2011.05.03Matthew Aslett, May 3, 2011 @ 8:43 am ET
Novell sold to Attachmate. Barnes & Noble throws the book at Microsoft. And more.
# Novell closed its acquisition by Attachmate and its patent sale to CPTN.
# Attachmate’s CEO discussed the company’s plans for SUSE Linux.
# Barnes & Noble accused Microsoft of misusing its patents to undermine Android.
# Acquia increased its revenue 300% in the first quarter compared to last year.
# Actuate announced Q1 BIRT-related license revenue of $6.1m, total revenue $32.1m.
# Google lost a Linux-related patent suit.
# Yahoo is reportedly considering spinning off its Hadoop-related interests in a new company.
# OpenStack launched Project Red Dwarf, its database-as-a-service incubator project.
# CloudBees announced RUN@cloud Private Edition for OpenStack and vSphere.
# Nokia announced that it is outsourcing its Symbian software-related activities, including 3,000 employees, to Accenture. Meanwhile, it appears that Nokia is one of the most active Android contributors.
# OpenGamma announced the first public release of its technology stack.
# German Insurance company LVM Versicherung is converting 10,000 corporate desktops to Ubuntu.
# Sandro Groganz discussed the distribution model for open source-related software vendors.
# Google launched a WebM video patent cross-licensing initiative.
# Liferay is offering a special bundled version of Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition preinstalled with MuleSoft Tcat Server.
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