451 CAOS Links 2009.11.24

Chrome OS and Andoid to merge – eventually. Oracle and SpringSource propose Eclipse OSGi project. And more.

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# Gizmodo reported that Chrome OS and Android are destined to merge, somehow.

# Q&A with open government activist David Eaves about Portland’s move towards open source, open data, and open standards.

# Oracle and SpringSource proposed a new Eclipse project, Gemini, for enterprise OSGi.

# SAP was the 4th largest contributor to Eclipse in 2009 with terms of lines of code.

# Extremadura Director General of ICT says open source is fundamental to sustainable and independent development. http://bit.ly/5ITmHf

# Mark Fidelman discussed the role of closed loop marketing for commercial open source companies.

# Alfresco included the OASIS CMIS version 1.0 in Alfresco Community 3.2.

# Andrew Aitken noted that open source vendors love lock-in too.

# Matt Asay reported that Microsoft’s embrace of MySQL could kill it.

# Mike Hogan asked, who owns the customer in the cloud?

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