451 CAOS Links 2010.12.01

Red Hat acquires Makara. Funding for Abiquo and CloudBees. And more.

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# Red Hat acquired Makara to boost its PaaS strategy. The 451 Group perspective (for clients).

# Abiquo raised $10m in series B funding led by Balderton Capital.

# CloudBees raised $4m from Matrix Partners, Marc Fleury and Bob Bickel.

# Tasktop released version 1.8 of its Mylyn-based Tasktop Enterprise software.

# Black Duck partnered with open source software support specialist Credativ.

# Liferay added the Liferay Enterprise Support Application (LESA) to its Enterprise Edition product.

# rPath and CollabNet announced a partnership to deliver an integrated offering for devops.

# Grid Dynamics released Grid4Search, a new open source tool to Oracle Coherence with Apache Lucene.

# Nike released its Environmental Apparel Design Tool under a Creative Commons license.

# Simon Phipps noted that crowdsourcing is not open source.

# Splashtop delivered the beta of Splashtop OS, a Chromium-based net/notebook operating system.

# Flock updated its Chromium-based social browser to version 3.5.

# Henrik Ingo examined how to grow your open source project 10x and revenues 5x.

# WAndisco made certified Subversion 1.6.15 binaries available for free download.

# Matt Asay’s perspective on Attachmate’s acquisition of Novell – and what might have been.

# Henrik Ingo offered his perspective on our Control and Community report and an open core analogy.

# The Symbian Foundation will be shutting its web sites on December 17.

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