Google and Microsoft trade patent claims. Actuate announces Q2 results. And more.
# Google accused Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and other companies of organising a hostile patent campaign against Android. That prompted Microsoft executives to claim that Microsoft invited Google to be involved in the CPTN purchase of Novell’s patents. However, Google explained that joining CPTN might have decreased its ability to defend itself against potential patent claims.
# Actuate announced its Q2 financial results, including BIRT-related license business of $5.3m, up 130% year-over-year.
# Dell and Cloudera announced a combined hardware, software, support and services offering for Apache Hadoop.
# France and Tunisia have signed a joint declaration on governmental cooperation on open source software.
# Mitchell Baker explained the Mozilla Foundation’s Gecko project.
# VisionMobile published a report assessing the relative openness of Android, MeeGo, Linux, Qt, WebKit, Mozilla, Eclipse and Symbian.
# Sandro Groganz published an article on the benefits of the community for partners of open source vendors.
# Twitter announced plans to release its Storm distributed stream processing software as an open source project.
# Georg Greve discussed his perspective on freedom in the cloud.
# MySQL performance specialist Percona celebrated its fifth birthday, now with 50 employees and 1,200 customers.