451 CAOS Links 2009.11.06

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.

# Google open sourced its Closure JavaScript tools.

# 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.

# RiverMuse hired a new CEO released Enterprise Subscription version.

# Jaspersoft joined the Open Source Software Institute.

# Hitachi joined Red Hat’s Advanced Mission-Critical Program.

# SourceForge became GeekNet, reported third quarter results.

# 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.

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