What did I miss?

(Or “the return of 451 CAOS Links“)

Having been a bit busy for the last three weeks I have a bit of catching up to do on the latest open source software news. Here’s the headlines that caught my eye.

MySQL co-founder resigns from Sun
No, not that one. David Axmark resigned stating “I HATE all the rules that I need to follow, and I also HATE breaking them. It would be far better for me to “retire” from employment and work with MySQL and Sun on a less formal basis.” If I may paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to lose one co-founder may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

US versus Europe
How do attitudes to open source differ from one side of the Atlantic to the other? Mark Radcliffe, Larry Augustin, Tarus Balog, Fabrizio Capobianco, Gianugo Rabellino, Christopher Keene, and Matt Asay all chipped in with their thoughts following Open Source Think Tank Europe, which I unfortunately had to miss.

BECTA late than never
The UK agency responsible for technology is UK schools adds an open source vendor to its list of suppliers. Congratulations to Sirius. Glyn Moody has the details, and more, as does The Inquirer.

The differences between paid and unpaid FOSS developers
Matt Asay had blogged about Evangelia Berdou’s Ph.D. thesis “Managing the Bazaar: Commercialization and peripheral participation in mature, community-led Free/Open source software projects,” back in March. But for some reason it wasn’t until Martin Michlmayr picked it up earlier this month that people paid attention to the differences it highlighted in the roles and priorities or paid developers versus volunteer contributors. Glyn Moody, Kristin Shoemaker, Joe Brockmeier, and Sam Dean added their views before Matt Asay squared the circle.

Ringside calls it a day
I was surprised this announcement about Ringside winding down didn’t get more attention. Then came the views of Tarus Balog, Dana Blankenhorn, Sam Dean, Matt Asay and The 451’s Kathleen Reidy.

A match made in heaven?
Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco’s slides on the convergence of open source and SaaS.

Gianugo Rabellino on sustainable software
The CEO of Sourcesense discusses the plusses and minuses of open source business models. See parts I, II, III and IV

Roberto Galoppini on open source business strategies
How to map open source into your existing business model.

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#1 451 CAOS Theory » Europe is not a single market for open source on 11.03.08 at 8:32 am

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