Funambol acquires Zapatec. Open source gains Closure. And more.
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# Funambol acquired Zapatec, an AJAX web 2.0 frameworks vendor.
# The top ten issues facing open source users, according to Mark Radcliffe.
# Sam Ramji explained why open source still matters in the cloud.
# Likewise Software launched Enterprise Starter Packs for integration with Active Directory.
# Eucalyptus Systems updated its open source cloud computing software.
# Jaspersoft joined the Open Source Software Institute.
# Hitachi joined Red Hat’s Advanced Mission-Critical Program.
# Mark Fidelman supplied six laws for expanding an open source business strategy into Europe.
# Eric Raymond launched ForgePlucker, for extracting project-state from forges for backup and offline analysis.
# Versant relicensed its db4o database from GPLv2 to the GPLv3.
# Hippo and Sonatype announced a distribution and technology partnership.
# Mandriva released Mandriva Linux 2010.
# Mary Jo Foley reported on Microsoft’s Orchard open source content management app.
# Zend Technologies is working with Oracle to deliver an integrated Unbreakable Linux and PHP offering.
# Subversion was submitted to become an Apache incubator project.
# Pentaho released Pentaho Analyzer and unveiled an “Agile BI” initiative.
# Red Hat CEO said open source needs champions – such as Red Hat and Google.
# eWeek reported that Microsoft has recommitted another $100K to Apache.
# Stephen O’Grady speculated on Amazon, RDS and the Future of MySQL.