451 CAOS Links. 2011.12.02

Talend delivers v5. Zentyal raises series A. The TCO of OSS. And more.

# Talend announced version 5 of its data integration suite, adding business process management capabilities via an OEM relationship with BonitaSoft. Yves De Montcheuil explained the name changes in version 5.

# Zentyal closed a series A venture capital funding of over $1m by Open Ocean Capital.

# The London School of Economics released a report on the total cost of ownership of open source software.

# Couchbase announced the availability of the Couchbase Hadoop Connector, developed in conjunction with Cloudera.

# Rackspace announced the private beta of Rackspace MySQL Cloud Database.

# The debate over the role of open source foundations in the Git era continued, including a follow-up by the instigator, Mikael Rogers, a rallying cry for autonomy from Ceki Gülcü, and Simon Phipps warning about throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

# Marco Abis is stepping down as CEO of Sourcesense.

# NGINX usage has grown almost 300% over the last year, according to Netcraft figures discussed by Royal Pingdom.

# The Wireless Innovation Forum announced the formation of the Open Source Framework for Commercial Baseband Software project.

451 CAOS Links 2011.10.28

Sencha raises $15m. Facebook forms Open Compute foundation. And more.

# Sencha raised $15m in series B funding led by Jafco Ventures, previewed its Sencha.io MTML5 cloud platform.

# Facebook announced the formation of a foundation to lead the Open Compute Project, while Red Hat became a member.

# Digium and the Asterisk open source community released Asterisk 10.

# SUSE released an early development snapshot of its OpenStack-powered cloud infrastructure offering.

# Internap Network Services claimed to have launched the world’s first commercially available public cloud compute service based on the OpenStack.

# The Linux Foundation announced the consumer electronics Long Term Stable Kernel Initiative.

# Zmanda and Nexenta Systems announced availability of jointly developed and certified back-up solutions.

# BonitaSoft announced the availability of Bonita Open Solution 5.6.

# Black Duck Software announced version 2.0 of its Code Sight source code search engine.

# CFEngine unveiled CFEngine 3 Nova, a new version of its commercial configuration management software.

# The Hudson-CI team described the steps taken to prepare for membership of the Eclipse Foundation.

# Actuate announced BIRT Mobile Business Intelligence for Android devices.

# Red Hat, The Linux Foundation and Canonical published a white paper on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface.

# Stephen O’Grady responded to suggestions that open source doesn’t innovate.

451 CAOS Links 2011.09.23

Red Hat revenue up 28% in Q2. Funding for NoSQL vendors. And more.

# Red Hat reported net income of $40m in the second quarter on revenue up 28% to $281.3m.

# 10gen raised $20m in funding, while DataStax closed an $11m series B round, while also releasing its DataStax Enterprise and Community products. Additionally Neo Technology raised $10.6m series A funding.

# Oracle announced the addition of new extended capabilities in MySQL Enterprise Edition. The move confirmed the adoption of the open core licensing strategy, and was both welcomed and derided.

# BonitaSoft announced an $11m series B funding round.\

# Platfora raised $5.7m in series A funding to accelerate development of its BI and analytics platform for data stored in Hadoop.

# EMC launched its EMC Greenplum Modular Data Computing Appliance, which includes both the Greenplum Database and Greenplum HD (Hadoop), and introduced the Greenplum Analytics Workbench, a test bed cluster for integration testing Apache Hadoop.

# Oracle acquired GoAhead Software, which offers a commercial distribution of OpenSAF.

# Ingres changed its name to Actian and launched its Action Apps and Cloud Action Platform.

# Richard Stallman asked ‘Is Android really free software?’. Predictably enough the answer is ‘no’. Carlo Daffara called FUD.

# LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ HPCC Systems released the source code for its HPCC Systems platform, and introduced a covenant to keep contributed code open source for three years.

# OpenStack released Diablo, the fourth version of its open source cloud software.

# The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announced the release of PostgreSQL 9.1.

# VoltDB announced the general availability of VoltDB version 2.0.

# Samsung is reportedly planning to release its Bada mobile operating system under an open source license.

# Karmasphere updated its Karmasphere Analyst Big Data analytics product with new workflow capabilities for Apache Hadoop.

# The Open Virtualization Alliance now has more than 200 members.

# The Outercurve Foundation announced the acceptance of the GADS open source project into its Data, Language and System Interoperability Gallery.

# Openbravo announced that customer deployments of its ERP product on Amazon have increased over 187% in the last 12 months.

# The Apache Software Foundation confirmed Apache Whirr as a top-level project.

# Qt gained more independence from Nokia.

# SUSE Linux Enterprise Server has been selected for Use with SAP HANA.

# Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 was certified by SAP to run SAP business applications, as well as support for SAP running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Amazon EC2.

# 10gen’s MongoDB was chosen by SAP as a core component of SAP’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering.

# Puppet Labs announced Puppet Enterprise 2.0.

# Microsoft added Casio to its list of Linux-related patent agreement signees.

# Dries Buytaert explained why Acquia acquired Cyrve and GVS and addressed concern that Acquia is sucking up all the Drupal talent.

# Medsphere Systems announced the generally availability of the enhanced OpenVista electronic health record (EHR) platform.

# Stormy Peters asked whether open source is excluding high context cultures.

# OpenIndiana’s fork of OpenSolaris added support for the Illumos kernel.

# Cenatic released the results of its research into public administration involvement in open source communities.

# Spring Roo is shifting to be 100% Apache licensed.

# VLC developers are looking for anyone who has contributed to libVLC so that they can approve the change in licence from GPLv2 to LGPLv2.

# Virtual Bridges joined OpenStack.

# Github now has over one million users.

# Splunk open sourced the code for docs.splunk.com.

451 CAOS Links 2011.05.27

Open Ocean raises $60m for OSS investments. Citrix mounts Olympus. And more.

# Venture capital firm Open Ocean Capital closed its Fund Three with $60m to invest in European start-ups deploying community and open source-related business models.

# Citrix Systems announced “Project Olympus,” a new cloud infrastructure product based on the OpenStack project.

# The Document Foundation provided an update on its progress and plans

# OpenLogic’s Exchange (OLEX) SaaS offering comprehensive governance and provisioning of open source software, now enables collaboration across the enterprise and the software supply chain.

# Acunu announced the public beta of its Acunu Storage Platform, based on Apache Cassandra, and released the Acunu Storage Core as open source software.

# The Apache Software Foundation announced Apache Libcloud as a top-level project.

# The FSFE provided an update on the continuing European court battles related to Microsoft’s violation of EU antitrust law.

# Kitenga announced the general availability of ZettaVox, its Hadoop-based search and analytics offering.

# BonitaSoft released version 5.5 of its Bonita Open Solution open source business process management software.

# Meanwhile eXo and BonitaSoft tightened integration between their respective BPM and document management products.

# Univa partnered with Eucalyptus Systems to enable organizations to integrate Eucalyptus’ cloud management software with Grid Engine compute environments.

# Digium announced that Skype for Asterisk will no longer be available after July 26.

# The Free Software Foundation published a guide to choosing a license for your own work.

# SUSE is now offering commercial support for the newly renamed Open Build Service.

# Henrik Ingo offered his thoughts on balancing control and community in open source-related business strategies.

# Glyn Moody discussed whether Amazon should start to pay it open source dues.

451 CAOS Links 2011.02.01

Hudson developers vote for Jenkins. SugarCRM turns cash flow positive. And more.

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# The Hudson developer community voted overwhelmingly to rename the project Jenkins, and will continue without Oracle.

# SugarCRM turned cash flow positive in 2010 as billings increased 52% year on year.

# BonitaSoft announced the release of version 5.4 of Bonita Open Solution.

# WANdisco became a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.

# Green Energy Corp announced the commercial release of its GreenBus smart grid platform for utilities.

# Puppet Labs announced the release of Puppet Enterprise.

# DataStax launched DataStax OpsCenter, a management and monitoring offering for Apache Cassandra.

# OpenLogic claimed over 200 customers worldwide following rapid sales growth in 2010.

# Revolution Analytics released Revolution R Enterprise 4.2.

# Yahoo is discontinuing The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop and will focus its developer resources on Apache Hadoop.

# Schooner Information Technology launched Membrain, a NoSQL data store, based on memcached, and also updated its Schooner Appliance for MySQL Enterprise with InnoDB as a software appliance.

# Opensource.com published an anthropologist’s view of an open source community.

# Simon Phipps explained what he looks for in good open source project governance.

# CloudBees launched its PaaS for Java applications, including DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud.

# Gregory Burd asked “is Berkeley DB a NoSQL solution?”

# FuseSource opened a beta program for the its Fuse IDE for Camel.

# SugarCRM announced integration with IBM LotusLive.

# Google’s Android became the leading smart phone platform, according to figures from Canalys.

# The Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) formed the MySQL Council.

451 CAOS Links 2010.11.17

Oracle responds to Apache. AMD joins MeeGo. And More.

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# Oracle responded to Apache’s threat to leave the JCP.

# AMD joined the MeeGo project.

# Bruce Perens speculated about the patent settlement between Acacia and Red Hat.

# Pentaho announced the availability of the Pentaho Enterprise Data Services Suite.

# An interview with Novell’s Michael Meeks explores the background behind the LibreOffice project.

# BonitaSoft surpassed 500,000 downloads of Bonita Open Solution.

# Zenoss experienced 40% revenue growth in Q3.

# Red Hat released version 5.4 of its Network Satellite systems management software.

# OTRS released version 3.0 of its open source help desk software.

# Facebook’s new Messages service is built on Apache HBase.

# ProcessMaker and OrangeHRM signed a strategic alliance to integrate their open source BPM and HRM applications.

# Duck Duck Go pledged 10% of its income to fund open source projects. Should others do the same?

# Black Duck hired Sara Ford, former community manager for Microsoft’s Codeplex site, for Ohloh.

# Novell announced the launch of the Baracus project, an open source platform for boot and build management.

# The openAPC Foundation has been established to develop and distribute open source Advanced Process Control software.

# WSO2 announced the launch of WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus as a Service.

# WSO2 also announced the launch of four cloud SOA middleware services for business users, and updated WSO2 Governance as a Service and WSO2 Identity as a Service.

# James Dixon shared some statistics on Pentaho adoption.

# The Linux Box released the Enkive Community Edition email archiving, retrieval and reporting system.

# Robert Duffner published an in-depth interview with Riptano founder Jonathan Ellis on Apache Cassandra.

# MontaVista joined the OpenSAF high availability project.

# OpSource added support for Ubuntu LTS to its hosted cloud platform.

# Black Duck acquired the assets of SpikeSource.

Open source keeps fueling global exchange

We continue to see evidence that open source software is helping vendors expand and grow globally. The latest announcement from
French BPM vendor BonitaSoft, which is establishing U.S. offices in Boston and San Francisco, is a prime example. We covered BonitaSoft’s expansion and approach in July, which leverages more than 300,000 downloads of the software and presence in more than 20 countries.

Another example of an open source vendor expansion and growth in North America is OTRS, a help desk and ITIL service management software and support vendor from Germany that is also growing its presence in the U.S. and rest of North America.

The global expansion and cross-continental movement is not limited to European players coming to the U.S. The recent deal between open source services and support vendor Ixxus and Opsera for the latter’s consulting business was centered on growth for UK-based Alfresco CMS in Europe. Through the deal, Opsera is now focused on its Opsview systems management software and further global expansion.

We remarked on this this cross-country and cross-market activity for open source last year, when we covered some extension into Europe and other markets by Linux vendor Red Hat and further inroads in the U.S. for Linux rival Novell, among other developments.

Other geographies that continue to be significant for these and other vendors centered on open source software include Latin America and South America, Asia-Pacific and Australia. Based on our findings from Closing the Deal with Community, our look at sales and marketing for open source software, vendors will continue to leverage the Internet-based, dispersed nature of their communities to find other locales around the world where their software and services are wanted and needed.

We continue to see a significant differences in various geographical markets for open source, particularly between the U.S. and Europe, with the U.S. characterized by more direct selling of open source and related services, and Europe dominated by system integrators and other partners integral to reaching consumers. Nevertheless, these differences may be subsiding as sales channels in the U.S. — made up of SIs, VARs, ISVs, service providers and others — begin awakening to open source, and more maturity of open source in Europe ushers in more direct selling there, too.

451 CAOS Links 2010.06.11

VMware standardizes on SUSE Linux. SCO loses again. And more.

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# VMware is standardizing its virtual appliances on Novell SUSE Linux and will distribute and support SLES in vSphere.

# GigaOm reported that VMware is in talks to acquire Engine Yard.

# Judge rules against The SCO Group. Again. And as Groklaw explained, this time it might finally be the end of it.

# EU Internet commissioner Neelie Kroes warned against government getting locked-in to proprietary software.

# Pentaho released Data Integration Enterprise Edition 4.0 and BI Suite Enterprise Edition 3.6.

# Canonical is reportedly developing a version of Ubuntu for tablets.

# HP acquired Phoenix Technologies’ Linux-based quick-boot OS and client virtualization assets.

# Glyn Moody explored why there are no billion dollar open source companies.

# Cloudera co-founder Christophe Bisciglia is leaving the company.

# Intelestream launched the intelecrm Cloud Edition application on the Amazon EC2.

# Engineering Group launched the GeoBI initiative, a new open source effort focused on location intelligence.

# BonitaSoft claimed 300,000 downloads in its first year.

# Should OSS thank Apple? The H and Jim Zemlin think so. Alan Shimel thinks not.

# Liferay announced the availability of Liferay Social Office Enterprise Edition.

# Bob Sutor published a list of 10 considerations for maintaining open source in your organization.

# Nexenta added OpenSolaris contributor Garrett D’Amore and ZFS expert Richard Elling to is staff.

# Engine Yard announced the release of Rubinius, a new language runtime for Ruby written in Ruby and C++.

# Ingres confirmed that the open source version of VectorWise due for release by the end of the year.

# Ulteo announced that is working with Microsoft on its Windows- and Linux-based virtual desktop software.

Alfresco has new Activiti en route to Apache

Interesting news from open source content management vendor Alfresco this morning, which has launched the Activiti business process management project and hired Tom Baeyens, founder and architect of the JBoss jBPM project, and fellow architect Joram Barrez to create it.

While the project will be led by Alfresco employees, Activiti is not designed to be an Alfresco-only initiative. Activiti will be licensed under Apache License 2.0 to encourage widespread usage and adoption. The SpringSource division of VMware is also involved, as well as Signavio and Camunda, while Alfresco plans to submit the project to the Apache Foundation.

Open source already has a presence in the BPM space thanks to JBoss jBPM, ProcessMaker, Intalio, and BonitaSoft, amongst others. However, as an Apache-licensed project, Activiti is likely to shake-up the BPM market with a ubiquitous project that supports the BPMN 2.0 standard from the Object Management Group.

Red Hat’s JBoss jBPM project is likely to feel the impact – not least since Tom Baeyens and Joram Barrez are joining Alfresco (we understand, incidentally, that Alfresco asked Red Hat to consider re-licensing jBPM and the latter declined).

Although the leadership has come from jBPM they have not brought any of the jBPM code with them. Activiti is being written from scratch, apart from the Activiti Modeler browser-based process modeling tool, which is based on the Signavio Process Editor.

Clearly, since it does not have skin in the BPM game, Alfresco can afford to disrupt that market with a liberally-licensed project and generate revenue from its complementary products and services (see also “A capitalist guide to open source licensing”). However, it seems likely that Activiti could also be a prelude to a more liberally-licensed Alfresco.

In the announcement, CTO John Newton notes that Alfresco “needed a more liberally-licensed process engine”. What he doesn’t say is that one reason the company needs a more liberally-licensed process engine is due to concerns from potential OEM customers about reciprocal licensing.

Even after Alfresco moved to the LGPL earlier this year it seems that is still an issue. As John noted at the time: “we currently have two main LGPL components – Hibernate for database access and JBPM for workflow – which prevent us from going to something like Apache or BSD licenses. However, this is something we may consider changing in the future.”

With Activiti licensed under Apache, and Alfresco also moving away from Hibernate to the Apache-licensed iBatis, that will soon not be an issue. At that point Alfresco would be in a position to license its entire Community Edition version under Apache, or another more liberal license.

This is something that I previously argued open core vendors should be considering last year. Of course it is not a simple matter. Alfresco does have skin in the ECM game.

Theoretically Alfresco could release Community Edition under the Apache License and could continue to generate revenue from the traditionally-license Enterprise Edition, as well as new complementary products and services, but that is something the company will have to think about very carefully.

451 CAOS Links 2010.03.23

Marten Mickos joins Eucalyptus. Novell rejects Elliot. Perspectives on OSBC. And more.

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# Mårten Mickos was named CEO of Eucalyptus Systems.

# Novell’s board rejected Elliot’s takeover proposal as inadequate, will review other alternatives.

# North Bridge Venture Partners published the results of its Future of Open Source survey.

# Rob Bearden was appointed executive chairman of the board of Pentaho.

# The Eclipse Foundation announced the creation of two new EclipseRT projects: Eclipse Gemini and Eclipse Virgo.

# The Tokyo Stock Exchange selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the platform for its next-generation trading system.

# Red Hat announced the launch of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.0.

# Russia approved Oracle’s acquisition of Sun, on the condition that it continue to develop MySQL.

# Brian Aker asked and answered the question “Where did all of the MySQL developers go?”

# rPath joined the Linux Foundation.

# Sonatype announced Maven Studio for Eclipse, an Eclipse IDE optimized for Maven.

# MoSync added support for Android devices in its cross-platform mobile development SDK.

# GoAhead software shifted to an open source model based around the OpenSAF high availability middleware project.

# Olliance published an interview with Miguel Valdés Faura, CEO and co-founder of BonitaSoft.

# Glyn Moody interviewed Eben Moglen about his plan to save us from the big data hoarders.

# Protecode launched the Library IP Auditor, an extension to the Protecode Enterprise IP Analyzer product.

# Monty Widenius reflected on year one of MariaDB.

# The CodePlex Foundation announced the formation of its second open source gallery.

# Carlo Daffara published a small and unscientific, but very interesting, exploration of OSS license use.

# Opentaps released version 1.4 of its open source ERP + CRM system.

# Novell and Ingres announced that Ingres’s database is available within SUSE Studio as part of the SUSE Appliance Program.

# Glyn Moody dissected Microsoft’s view on the Apple v HTC patent fight and sees trouble ahead.

# Microsoft announced that it is taking a more active role participating in the development of the jQuery JavaScript Library.

Perspectives on OSBC

# LinuxPlanet reported on one of two CAOS presentations at OSBC, while Stephen Walli blogged about 451 CAOS’s visual model for open source business.

# Jay Lyman’s post on OSBC 2010 – Age of open source enablement.

# Tarus Balog’s perspective on OSBC day one, and day two.

# Matt Asay reported on Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s keynote at OSBC.

# Good recap of Tim O’Reilly’s keynote at OSBC: the future’s in the data.

# A review of OSBC, from a Microsoft interoperability perspective.

451 CAOS Links 2010.01.27

Oracle closes Sun acquisition. The state of the union at Red Hat. And more.

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# Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

# Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst discussed the current State of the Union at Red Hat.

# Oracle told eWeek Java will be “business as usual”.

# CNet published Scott McNealy’s farewell email to Sun employees.

# The WSJ reported that Larry Ellison plans to add 2,000 sales and engineering employees to Sun.

# Red Hat encouraged Oracle to take advantage of its Java opportunity.

# The UK Government revised its policy on open source and open standards. (Pdf)

# Carlo Piana’s thoughts on the EU Oracle Sun Investigation.

# An interview with Monty Widenius on the ongoing campaign to save MySQL.

# Novell launched the SUSE Appliance Toolkit for building, testing and managing software appliances.

# Lucid Imagination claimed 50 customers in its first year.

# The Apache Software Foundation announced Apache SpamAssassin Version 3.3.0.

# xTuple released iTuple – an integrated CRM application for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.

# Jitterbit claimed 100% revenue growth.

# OpenLogic partnered with Credativ to support European open source users.

# BonitaSoft announced the release of Bonita Open Solution 5.0.

# Zarafa released the community version of its collaboration platform 6.40.

# The OpenGeo project announced the release of the OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition, version 1.0.

# Ingres launched a preview program for its VectorWise analytic database engine.

# Accenture published a paper on accelerating the benefits of open source software.

# Computerworld asked ‘Should open-source repositories block nations under U.S. sanctions?’

# Laszlo Systems raised $3m in new funding, reports VentureBeat.

# Potix updated its ZK open source Ajax development framework.

# Openbravo launched Openbravo Exchange, an online marketplace for open source ERP software and extensions.

# REvolution Computing named R co-creator Robert Gentleman to its board of directors.

451 CAOS Links 2009.11.17

Larry Augustin confirmed as SugarCRM CEO. Red Hat’s Fedora Project is 12. And more.

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# Larry Augustin was confirmed as full-time CEO of SugarCRM.

# Red Hat, by way of the Fedora Project, announced the launch of Fedora 12.

# Microsoft is to release the .NET Micro Framework under the Apache 2.0 license.

# Simon Phipps introduced the concept of his Software Freedom Scorecard. Plans to propose as joint OSI and FSF initiative.

# Microsoft admitted inadvertent GPLv2 violation in Windows download tool, plans to publish code.

# Lucid Imagination updated its LucidWorks Certified Distribution for Lucene 2.9.

# Nexenta Systems announced NexentaStor 2.2, based on the ZFS file system.

# Univa released version 5.0 of its UniCluster infrastructure and workload management software stack.

# A Canadian law firm suggested purchasers of tech companies are avoiding GPLv3 code to protect their patents.

# Fluendo updated its Codec Pack of multimedia Linux/Unix codecs.

# SGI launched the Altix UV Linux-based supercomputer.

# JetBrains announced the general availability of RubyMine 2.0, based on the open source IntelliJ Platform.

# BonitaSoft’s BPM software is being integrated into eXo Platform DMS’s document management module.

# Distributor Tech Data created Open Tech, a new program to attract open source ISVs and resellers.

# WSO2 launched Cloud Platform including Cloud Virtual Machines; Cloud Connectors; and Governance-as-a-Service.

# The QualiPSo Project released QualiPSo Factory, a SOA-based forge.

# Sourcesense partnered with Sonatype to provide training, support, and customization services for Maven, Nexus.

451 CAOS Links 2009.10.21

The future of MySQL. The SCO Group terminates Darl McBride. And more.

The future of MySQL
Monty Widenius urged Oracle to give up on MySQL in order to land Sun while Richard Stallman, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Open Rights Group sent a letter to the EC urging it to block Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL. All of which prompted Florian Mueller, who it should be noted is working with Widenius as part of his campaign, to claim that there is growing public opposition to Oracle owning Sun’s MySQL.

Meanwhile The VAR Guy reported on rumours that Oracle is to combine Unbreakable Linux and the MySQL database following the completion of its acquisition of Sun, Carlo Piana explained why he offered to help Oracle’s legal team in its attempts to acquire Sun/MySQL, and Matt Asay argued that EU’s MySQL inquiry may backfire for open source.

In the interim, Sun Microsystems is to lay off up to 3,000 people.

Incidentally, one of the implications of Stallman’s letter, as pointed out by Matt Asay and Simon Phipps is Stallman’s admission that the GPL alone doesn’t guarantee software freedom

Best of the rest
# SpringSource released version 3,0 of its Spring Java development framework and also announced tc Server Developer Edition.

# The SCO Group eliminated the positions of CEO and president, waving goodbye to Darl McBride, while announcing a new restructuring plan and the desire to raise funding and sell non-core assets.

# Jive Software announced that it has received $12m from Sequoia Capital in its Series B round of funding.

# REvolution Computing announced $9m in new funding and named Norman Nie CEO.

# The Symbian Foundation announced the release of the platform microkernel (EKA2) and supporting development kit under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). http://www.symbian.org/media/news/pr2009_10.php

# Infobright has appointed Mark Burton Interim CEO.

# Talend launched Talend Integration Suite 3.2.

# BonitaSoft unveiled Bonita Open Solution 5.0 BPM software.

# Open-Xchange and SugarCRM partnered to combine their open source collaboration and CRM software.

# Rapid7 acquired Metasploit, the organization behind the open source penetration testing framework.

# SplendidCRM 4.0 Community Edition runs on Microsoft’s Azure platform.

# Zend Technologies has released a public beta of Zend Server 5.0, the new version of the company’s PHP Web application server.

# IBM and Canonical are teaming up on a Ubuntu Linux-based hybrid cloud computing and desktop product for businesses.

# As Red Hat passed Microsoft’s stock price, CIO.com asked, now what?

# Zmanda teamed up with ParaScale to launch a Disk-to-Cloud (D2C) backup product.

# Sandro Groganz listed the top commercial reasons why open source communities matter.

# The Open Database Alliance entered phase two, with the involvement of Georg Greve.

# A graphical representation of six different models of co-creation/open innovation.

# Bradley M. Kuhn: “Open core is the new shareware“.

# Andrew Aitken: Open Source and The Geographic Divide – Europe and North America.

# Glyn Moody presented the reasons why open source companies need to give up control.

# Savio Rodrigues noted that with open core, the question is when to give up control.

# Sandro Groganz reported on marketing “At the Edge of Open Source Communities and Companies”

# Carlo Daffara argued that COMmunity+COMpany is a winning COMbination.

# James Dixon claimed that the Free Software movement limits its own future.

# IPwatchdog reported that open source success must embrace proprietary features.

# Mark Logic released its open source MarkLogic Toolkit for PowerPoint to integrate Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 with MarkLogic Server.

# Savio Rodrigues argued that open source vendors should focus on value and price.

# TechWorld reported that IBM is to offer open source VoIP for small businesses.

451 CAOS Links 2009.09.18

Citrix joins the Linux Foundation. BonitaSoft raises $3m. And more.

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# Citrix joined The Linux Foundation.

# Open source BPM vendor BonitaSoft raised $3m from Ventech and Auriga Partners.

# Jaspersoft updated JasperReports Professional with enhanced data visualization.

# US CIO Vivek Kundra outlined the government’s cloud strategy, using NASA’s open source Nebula cloud.

# Infobright claimed to have increased its customer base tenfold since going open source a year ago.

# OStatic asked “Is Open Source M&A Set to Go On a Tear?”

# Savio Rodrigues published “Avoiding pitfalls when using open source code in enterprise software development.”

# Stephen Walli presented a discussion of open source business tactics, and reiterated that there is no open source business model.

# The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) said it has a duty to invest public funds in open source.

# Matt Asay reported on VISA’s adoption of Hadoop, suggesting that enterprise uptake of the Apache project is ready to boil over.

# GroundWork announced integration with Microsoft System Center and joined Microsoft’s System Center Alliance.

# Infoworld asked “would MySQL survive without Oracle?”

# Alfresco launched an Amazon EC2-ready stack and developer kit.

# KnowledgeTree partnered with Zend to deploy version 3.7 of KnowledgeTree’s ECM software on Zend Server

# CIO.com published “five open source project management apps to watch”.

# AccesStream released Version 1.1 of its open source of its identity access management product.

# Sugar Labs and Free Software Foundation teamed up to promote the Sugar Learning Platform for children.

# LIMO Foundation published a white paper uses quantitative techniques to examine economic benefits of OSS.

# Matt Asay wrote “We are all open-source companies now. Which also means that none of us are.”

# Richard Hillesley explored the importance of trademarks for open source.

# MySpace open sourced Qizmt, an internally developed MapReduce-based framework for distributed computation.

# TwitApps is shutting down, going open source.