Rise of Polyglot report is out

We recently wrote about a disruptive trend we are following along with cloud computing, devops and open source software in the enterprise. Our 451 Research subscribers also got a preview of our findings in a recent spotlight report.

Polyglot programming is the use of many different languages, frameworks, services, databases and other pieces for individual applications. The trend takes today’s developers and IT shops beyond .NET and Java to node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, Spring and further still to Erlang, Scala, Haskell and others. Also in the mix are widely used API Web services, such as JSON, REST and SOAP, which are increasingly significant to building applications, as well as developer and user communities. There is also polyglot disruption present at the database layer with MySQL still being popular, but with ample use of the growing number of alternatives (NoSQL, PostgreSQL, NewSQL, etc.), including virtual and cloud-based services. Don’t forget today’s applications will likely pull in effective user-interface technologies such as Javascript, XML and HTML5, whether for internal enterprise, Web, mobile, consumer or converged audiences.

Although there is added pain in programming with multiple languages, benefits such as scalability, interoperability and concurrency increasingly necessitate it for optimal efficiency and quality.

Now we are pleased to present our latest special report, ‘The Rise of Polyglot Programming.’ The report investigates the drivers, disruption, challenges and opportunities from the trend. We also present market sizing and growth implications for polyglot programming, drawing on data and analysis from our Market Monitor service to show how polyglot programming will be part of a growing opportunity worth more than $35bn by 2015.

Open APIs are the new open source

We’ve seen the rise of open source software in the enterprise and also beyond the IT industry, but the real keys to openness and its advantages in today’s technology world — where efficient use of cloud computing and supporting services are paramount — exist in open application programming interfaces, or APIs.

Open source software continues to be a critical part of software development, systems administration, IT operations and more, but much of the action in leveraging modern cloud computing and services-based infrastructures centers on APIs. Open APIs are the new open source.

Read the full story at LinuxInsider.

451 CAOS Links 2011.10.21

Google unwraps Ice Cream Sandwich. Source code to follow. And more.

# Google and Samsung unveiled Galaxy Nexus, the first phone designed for Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.

# Meanwhile Google indicated that it plans to publish the Ice Cream Sandwich source code soon after it is available on devices.

# BonitaSoft announced that it has surpassed one million downloads and now has more than 250 customers.

# Gemini Technologies joined the OpenStack community, bringing its Amazon S3 compatibility, provisioning and billing APIs to OpenStack.

# Canonical re-aligned its corporate and professional services.

# The Document Foundation announced the preliminary results of its board election.

# Cloudera released CDH3 update 2, adding Apache Mahout to its Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop.

# Cloudera also announced the new Cloudera University brand for its training and certification programs.

# Zend Technologies announced phpcloud.com and a partnership with 10gen including the integration of the MongoDB PHP driver with Zend Server

# Hadapt reportedly closed an $8m series A financing round – or is that $9.5m

# Bacula Systems announced the availability of its Linux bare metal restore feature.

# Virtustream added support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to its xStream cloud platform

# The Outercurve Foundation announced the acceptance of the .Net Bio project into the Research Accelerators Gallery.

# ForgeRock announced a partnership with Radiant Logic to join RadiantOne’s Virtual Directory Server and OpenAM.

# OStatic published an introduction to Amdatu, an open cloud platform powered by Apache.

# Talend announced an expanded OEM partner program.

451 CAOS Links 2011.04.12

Groklaw declares victory. Cloudera updates Hadoop distro. And more.

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# Groklaw claimed victory, will stop publishing new articles on May 16.

# Cloudera released version 3 of its Hadoop distribution.

# VoltDB released version 1.3 of its open source distributed in-memory database.

# Black Duck grew sales by 51% in Q1.

# eXo and Convertigo partnered to add dynamic widget wiring to GateIn.

# Continuent’s Tungsten Replicator 2.0 for MySQL and PostgreSQL is now 100% open source.

# Texas Instrument introduced OpenLink, open source wireless connectivity for low power applications on Linux.

# Univa released Univa Grid Engine 8.0.

# OpenSAF released version 4.1 of its high availability middleware platform.

# MySQL Labs previewed memcached running directly against InnoDB in a MySQL server.

# Pentaho released version 1.0 of olap4j, an open Java API designed for any OLAP server.

# UnXis completed its purchase of SCO Group’s Unix assets, claimed trademarks never owned by SCO.

# Red Hat to re-visit virtual desktop strategy in 2012.

# Piston Inc has been formed to develop software and services on top of OpenStack.

# Renesas Electronics joined the Linux Foundation.

# Nuxeo is now incubated as an OW2 project.

# Dries Buytaert called for cross-pollination between PHP and PHP application developers.

# Oracle announced the first development milestone release for MySQL 5.6.

# Joyent and Nexenta target service providers with strategic partnership.

# Rapid7 and Sourcefire announced a product integration partnership.

# GigaSpaces has joined OpenStack, will collaborate with Citrix on OpenCloud.

# FuseSource added Fuse IDE for Camel to its Fuse Mediation Router subscription.

# Percona announced commercial Drizzle support, and new MySQL support pricing.

# Adobe and Zend introduced Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP while Adobe launched Flex 4.5.

Open source in the clouds and in the debates

We continue to see more evidence of the themes we discuss in our latest CAOS special report, Seeding the Clouds, which examines the open source software used in cloud computing, the vendors backing open source, the cloud providers using it and the impact on the industry.

First, as usual, we are seeing consistencies between our own research — which indicates open source is a huge part of today’s cloud computing offerings from major providers like Amazon, Google, Rackspace, Terremark and VMware — and that of code analysis and management vendor Black Duck. In its analysis of code that runs the cloud, Black Duck also found a preponderance of open source pieces, in many cases the same projects we profile in our report.

Indeed, open source software is an important part of the infrastructure, data and application layers of today’s cloud computing stacks with significant use of Linux, open source hypervisors KVM and Xen, open source data technologies such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, NoSQL and memcached and open source languages such as Java, PHP, Python and Ruby on Rails.

There will be plenty of users and customers content to use non-open source options that serve as the defacto standards, but we do see a move to higher-level, production and mission critical use, which represents continued commercial opportunity for open source and other vendors.

One of the more subtle effects of all this open source in the cloud, as covered in Seeding the Clouds, is the impact on discussions, debates and downright fights in the market. There is much scrutiny on claims of being open, technical aspects of open and what ‘open cloud’ means. A prime example is the Twisticuffs that have gone on between Simon Crosby of XenSource and Citrix, discussing OpenCloud and the response from Open Cloud Initiative co-founder Sam Johnston, who claims this is misuse of the open label.

We already saw open source playing a role in the discussions and debates about open clouds, open APIs and open data, and this latest confrontation is evidence that role continues to be significant. We still wonder though about the question of open enough as we contemplate openness in the clouds.

451 CAOS Links 2010.02.02

Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS. The UK’s updated OSS strategy. And more.

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Oracle’s plans for Sun’s OSS
# Oracle’s MySQL strategy slide.

# eWeek reported that database thought leaders are divided on Oracle MySQL.

# Savio Rodrigues and Computerworld on Oracle’s plans for MySQL, other open source assets.

# Zack Urlocker is leaving Oracle/Sun/MySQL.

# Red Hat’s Mark Little maintained that despite acquisitions elsewhere, Red Hat is till the home of open source.

# ForgeRock was formed to provide a new home for Sun Microsystems’ OpenSSO product.

# Continuent, Codership, and Monty Program are planning enhancements to the replication system in MariaDB/MySQL.

UK updates open source strategy

# Techworld reported that open source vendors underwhelmed by the UK government’s open source policy update.

# Alan Lord explained the changes that have and haven’t been made to the UK’s open source policy.

Best of the rest
# Alfresco shifted its Community Edition to the LGPL.

# Marten Mickos is now entrepreneur in residence at Index Ventures, as well as Benchmark Capital.

# Mark Shuttleworth called for a uniform copyright assignment policy for free and open source software projects.

# Facebook has either rewritten the PHP runtime from scratch or is introducing a new compiler.

# SD Times reported that Microsoft has distributed almost all its coupons for Novell SUSE Linux support.

# Brian Proffitt speculated about how many SUSE Linux servers you can buy with $240m in coupons.

# Calpont launched InfiniDB Enterprise, MySQL-based analytic database engine.

# The H asked ‘When is it worth saying it’s Linux?’

# Nuxeo added Studio, a configuration and customization environment to its Connect subscription service.

# Appcelerator claimed to have added 1,000 new developers since adding support for the iPad.

# Opengear scored a $1 million open source deal.

# Telefónica released a number of projects related to its Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds research.

# An interview with Jaspersoft CEO, Brian Gentile, on open source strategies.

# Joe Brockmeier argued that Defective by Design is is increasingly out of touch with the majority of users.

# Zenoss claimed 150% revenue growth, pitches itself as a virtualization management vendor.

# Zend Technologies’ Zend Framework 1.10 added support for Windows Azure.

# The Civic Hacker compared the open source policies of San Francisco, Vancouver and Portland.

# GovFresh investigated what the Open Government Directive Means for open source.

# The H reported that CloudLinux has presented a beta version of its Linux distribution for web hosting services.

# Andy Oram explained how trademark law “hasn’t caught up to free and open source software”.

# Pentaho’s CEO claimed the company will double bookings in 2010.

# Infobright delivered multi-server high availability with version 3.1.1 of its Enterprise Edition data warehouse.

# Open-Xchange is offering its open source e-mail and groupware software on a hardware appliance.

# CVSDude became Codesion, delivers on-demand version control offering.

# ActiveState launched Business Edition, providing support for ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl.

# Continuent is to focus its attention on the data management of SaaS providers.

# Spanish public administrations are sponsoring the development of Zorb, an open source extension to Nagios.

451 CAOS Links 2009.11.20

Google launches Chromium project, Terracotta acquires Quartz. And more.

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For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

# Google launched the Chromium OS open source project, a prelude to the Chrome OS, while Canonical confirmed that it is contributing to the development of Chrome OS.

# Terracotta acquired the Quartz open source job scheduling and workload management software project.

# The European Commission extended its Oracle/Sun review deadline until Jan 27 at the request of Oracle

# Mozilla revealed its 2008 revenue was $78.6m, up 5%. Expenses were $49.4m, up 48%.

# Roberto Galoppini wrote about open source value creation and consumption.

# Exadel and Actuate formed a strategic alliance to promote the use of BIRT in enterprise applications.

# Savio Rodrigues explained how Microsoft Azure, like Amazon’s Web Services, will capture open source revenue streams.

# MuleSoft released Mule Data Integrator for data mapping and transformation.

# MindTouch launched a version of its collaboration platform for the cloud.

# Tristan Renaud, on software pricing, asked to hide or not to hide?

# Mik Kersten published growing open source ecosystems: the install story.

# CodePlex Foundation announced its first gallery/project – The ASP.NET Ajax Library.

# Zenoss released version 2.5 of its commercially licensed Zenoss Enterprise product.

# ActiveState launched Firefly, a hosted project management and collaboration offering based on Trac.

# Opengear released Opengear Monitor, a new centralized monitoring system based on Nagios.

# Infobright and Talend teamed up with Jaspersoft for open source data warehousing/integration/BI appliances.

# WaveMaker launched WaveMaker 6.0, pitching it as an open source cloud development platform.

# Vyatta partnered with OpenVPN on an auto-configuring VPN offering for branch offices and remote workers.

# Matt Asay explained why pro-open source policies do not always mean more open source.

# Microsoft announced Windows Azure Tools for Eclipse and SDKs for PHP and Java.

# The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to build a repository for hosting and developing it’s open source applications.

# SugarCRM announced its CRM Applications will available be on Windows Azure.

# Linux.com published an interview with Tim Golden, Open Source Software Infrastructure Strategist at Bank of America.

# Roman Stanek raised the issue of openness in commercial open source software pricing.

# Tarus Balog raised some interesting questions about Zenoss Core/Enterprise licensing.

451 CAOS Links 2009.09.15

Reaction to the CodePlex Foundation. GroundWork launches MonitoringForge.org. And more.

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CodePlex Foundation Good

Stephen Walli explained why he sees value in the CodePlex Foundation, while Aaron Fulkerson provided his views as to why Microsoft set up the Foundation, and he is acting as an adviser, and Monty Widenius explained why he too is acting as an adviser to the Foundation.

CodePlex Foundation Bad

Andy Updegrove dissected the governance structure of the CodePlex Foundation, declaring that “quite a bit of the governance structure will need to change before CodePlex can expect to attract broad participation.”

Best of the rest
# GroundWork Open Source launched MonitoringForge.org for open source monitoring projects.

# OpenLogic and Nuxeo partnered to support Enterprise Content Management stack including Nuxeo, JBoss and PostgreSQL.

# Actuate and Infobright launched an integrated DW/BI virtual machine.

# Oracle released new versions of its Oracle Berkeley DB embeddable databases.

# Peerless Foods claimed $300,000-$400,000 annual licensing savings in move to Ingres.

# Javier Soltero reflected on the benefits of Hyperic being acquired by SpringSource, and then VMware.

# Sirius published a case study of the first UK school to migrate entire infrastructure to Open Source

# ClearFoundation unveiled ClearOS 5.1, a Linux distribution for networks and server based Internet gateways.

# The FSF updated its list of approved free GNU/Linux distributions.

# Terracotta released version 3.1, including Terracotta for Hibernate.

# John Spencer reported that herd mentality is to blame for the difficulty in selling FOSS to local authorities.

# Matt Asay discussed the dilemma open source vendors have balancing popularity among developers and IT operations.

# WaveMaker introduced one-click deployment to Amazon EC2 with WaveMaker 5.2.

# Tristan Rhodes asked whether ZipTie is a good candidate for a fork.

# OpenLogic provided some details about its latest survey sample.

# Savio Rodrigues reported on the use of Hadoop by the New York Times.

# Techradar published an interview with PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf on how it became successful.

451 CAOS Links 2009.07.14

Funding for Aptana and Jolicloud. Ingres targets MySQL. Trent Reznor on Open Core (sort of). And more.

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# Aptana raised $7.8m in funding from Rembrandt Venture Partners and Accel Partners.

# Jolicloud raised $4.2m in series A funding for a Linux-based Netbook OS.

Not with a bang…
# Sun reported preliminary revenues for Q4 2009 of $2.58bn to $2.68bn, compared to $3.78bn a year ago.

Best of the rest
# Ingres announced EasyIngres, a community-developed package for PHP developers to ease migration from MySQL.

# Open core is about giving customers reason to buy, not lock-in, as Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor explained (Via Matt Asay).

# Daniel Chalef explained why traditional licensing is a disservice to prospects & customers.

# The peer reviewed ‘International Free and Open Source Software Law Review’, is now available.

# Red Hat confirmed the agenda for its Open Source Cloud Computing Forum.

# Morgan Tocker blogged about three key things to know about migrating MySQL into the Cloud.

# Alfresco and Caringo partnered for content management and storage.

# An interview with Sesame Workshop’s VP of Information Services about its use of Linux.

# Seth Gottlieb accused Bluenog of violating the Apache Software License.

# Roberto Galoppini argued that Europe should investing in working with existing open source resources, rather than mimicking them.

# Xandros’ BridgeWays enabled cross-platform applications monitoring from Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.

Notes from the Twittersphere

# RT @bklawans: Best advice re OSS: choose yr business model, then the license. From Larry Rosen – thx.

# RT @cdaffara: to have a good OSS company, you must have a good company to start with. OSS does not change economic rules.

451 CAOS Links 2009.05.15

Open Database Alliance formed. Oracle buys Virtual Iron. AccesStream reaches version 1.0. And more.

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I’ve just met a fork named Maria
MySQL founder Monty Widenius and Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev announced the launch of the Open Database Alliance – “a collection of companies working together to provide the software, support and services for MariaDB, an enterprise-grade, community-developed branch of MySQL.”

Continuent and Open Query quickly announced their membership, while Monty later clarified that the Alliance will also “include companies and people working on all other open source database”. In a Q&A with Redmonk’s Stephen O’Grady, Monty also noted that he would not be surprised the Alliance had more than 10 companies by the end of the month.

Meanwhile James Dixon offered a couple of related posts, one pleading for calm in the face of Oracle’s impending ownership of Sun/MySQL and the other examining different kinds of open source forks.

Best of the rest
# Oracle finally confirmed its long-rumoured Oracle Virtual Iron acquisition.

# Larry Dignan: Is an IBM purchase of Red Hat inevitable?

# AccesStream released version 1.0 of its enterprise open source identity access management solution.

# MuleSource announced a Mule ESB transport for FIX, a community contribution from MuleSource partner Ricston.

# Microsoft announced that it is funding the development of PHP SDK for Windows Azure.

Oracle buys Sun, but does it buy open source?

The big news to kick off this week was Oracle’s announced acquisition of Sun Microsystems. There is already a lot of discussion of the integration challenges, how Oracle is getting into hardware (or as Matt Asay describes it, having an ‘iPod moment’) and of course, the implications for open source software. What stands out to me is the fact that the world’s biggest proprietary database player — one of few software giants that still sells and supports primarily proprietary software — will own the world’s most popular open source database, MySQL. It is unclear how significantly MySQL figures into the deal, but given Sun spent $1b acquiring it and further invested in its enterprise readiness and use, it must mean something. What is perhaps even more unclear is what will happen going forward to MySQL and the many other open source software technologies — Java, GlassFish application server, OpenOffice.org to name a few — that are under Sun’s moniker?

These questions bring Oracle’s open source citizenship, covered previously on the CAOS blog and in a 451 Group report, into the spotlight. Oracle rightfully deserves credit for its positive participation in the development of the Linux OS and many other open source projects, including Apache, Berkeley DB, Eclipse, InnoDB, PHP, SASH, Spring and Xen.

We’ve certainly emphasized Sun’s open source projects, products and strategy in assessing its value, position and opportunities. Looking across Sun’s assets, the open source holdings have been among the shiniest.

However, this doesn’t really jibe with the view of open source presented by Oracle and its CEO Larry Ellison, a view that I think somewhat misses the point of open source software. Mr. Ellison and his company have showed they value the advantages of open source software development and innovation based on Oracle’s contributions and investments in open source. Still, when asked about having top Linux vendor Red Hat or a similar open source company on his shopping list, Ellison indicated there would be no need to buy an open source company when he could simply take and use their code. In fact, that’s exactly what Ellison and Oracle did with Unbreakable Linux. While it has been taken up by a number of Oracle shops and even some additional customers that see greater value and time-savings in getting their Linux from Oracle, Unbreakable Linux has not exactly broken out. Furthermore, Oracle has always downplayed the commercial and revenue potential for Unbreakable Linux, which has had minimal impact on Red Hat.

So while Oracle has displayed an ability to participate in and benefit from open source software, I think its expectations and aspirations for open source software are limited. You can’t blame a company making billions for not getting too excited about millions, especially when sometimes the millions are simply numbers of users. Nevertheless, Sun is sitting on top of some of the most pervasive, disruptive and popular open source software used in the enterprise today.

With Oracle’s purchase of Sun, we may go from overly high expectations for Sun’s open source software — driven in large part by pressure to right the ship and reward investors — to drastically lowered expectations from Sun’s open source software by an Oracle far more concerned with proprietary software and hardware.

Oracle outlines its open source “citizenship”

Back in October last year a corporate accountability group called As You Sow attempted to persuade Oracle to detail its commitment to open source by publishing an Open Source Social Responsibility Report.

Oracle resisted the proposal but did promise to share more details on its use of open source in the next version of its Oracle’s Commitment social responsibility report. I just noticed that the renamed Oracle Corporate Citizenship Report (Pdf) was recently published (in late November as far as I can make out) and does indeed include a section on Oracle’s commitment to open source.

In the section “Open Source and Accessibility” Oracle notes that “Open source is a software development approach that offers free access to a product’s source code. Open source permits individuals to adapt a product to their needs and release such modifications so the whole community can benefit.”

The report also lists the major open source projects to which it contributes, including Linux, Xen, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, SASH, Spring, Berkeley DB, and InnoDB but is light on details.

(As it happens The 451 Group has just recently published a report on Oracle’s open source strategy, so clients can join the dots by clicking here, while non-clients can request trial access).

Anyway, the publication of Oracle’s Corporate Citizenship Report reminded me of this suggestion from earlier in the year that corporate and social responsibility might be key to encouraging corporate contributions to open source.

Bradley Kuhn noted in June that the Software Freedom Law Center had received a call from “someone involved with one of the many socially responsible investment houses” who was thinking about “willingness to contribute to FLOSS” as a factor in social responsibility. (The SFLC’s site is down at the time of writing, here’s the cached version of Bradley’s post).

Clearly we are some way from open source being considered socially responsible outside the IT industry but interesting to see a company like Oracle including open source in its responsibility report. IBM mentions open source in its Corporate Responsibility Report (Pdf) while Sun Microsystems mentions it in its Corporate Social Responsibility Report but in both cases that is as much about validation of corporate strategy as it is about being seen to be socially responsible.

Oracle’s new report may say more about Oracle’s changing relationship with open source than it does about a more widespread view of open source as socially responsible, but given the current economic climate it is likely we will see more corporations talking up the use of open source as a tool to make more efficient use of resources.

Could Google be stymied by a lack of openness?

It seems almost churlish to wonder whether Google could be even more successful than it already is with a different strategy, but the company’s approach to open source and open development has come into focus in recent weeks.

On last week’s podcast we discussed whether the company should see the AGPL as more of an opportunity than a threat following Jay’s post about the company releasing more code under open source licenses.

Nik Cubrilovic over at TechCrunch, meanwhile, has written an interesting article about Google’s acquisition strategy and whether its apparent insistence that acquired companies migrate to its technology platform (C++, Java and Python/MapReduce/Big Table/Google FS) causes the acquired projects to stagnate.

“One of the first main challenges for a company that has been acquired by Google is adopting the proprietary technology stack used within the company. Google does use Linux and open source, but their core technologies are all internal to the company,” states Nik.

“Because of the difference in technology, it can take a company anywhere from a year to three or more years to move over to the Google infrastructure and architecture,” he adds while detailing how the likes of JotSpot, Blogger, Dodgeball, GrandCentral and MeasureMap have lost ground during the move.

As he notes this issue isn’t unique to Google (it’s one of many problems associated Microsoft’s pursuit of Yahoo) but the widespread use of .NET and the Win32 API make it less of a problem for Microsoft in most cases. Meanwhile a significant number of the companies Google is targeting will be based on the likes of MySQL, Apache, Python, and PHP.

In concluding his article, Nik states: “The solutions for Google are either to adopt a more open stack in parallel to what they currently use, or to open source their internal technologies (as Facebook and Yahoo! are doing) in the hope that they will spread and gain adoption from more developers.”

However, Google has been open with the concepts behind technologies such as MapReduce and Big Table, if not the code, and the release of App Engine should help create a new generation of projects that are much easier to integrate into Google’s portfolio. It could be that the problem is a matter of the platform’s maturity and ubiquity, rather than its openness.

Then again, the company’s attitude towards openness related to the development of Android has also come in for some stick this week. Could it be that the company is about to find out that there is no such thing as being half-open?

451 CAOS Links – 2008.05.06

Black Duck acquires Koders. Univa UD obtains new round of funding. Sun and others announce quarterly results. (and more)

Black Duck Software Acquires Software Code Search Leader Koders, Black Duck Software (Press Release)

Univa UD Receives Series B Financing, Univa UD (Press Release)

Sun Microsystems Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2008 Results, Sun Microsystems (Press Release)

IONA Reports First Quarter 2008 Results, IONA Technologies (Press Release)

Sourcefire Announces 2008 First Quarter Results, Sourcefire (Press Release)

Actuate Reports First Quarter 2008 Financial Results, Actuate (Press Release)

Aras Accelerates Global Momentum with Record Sales and Key Milestones, Aras (Press Release)

Adobe and Industry Leaders Establish Open Screen Project, Adobe Systems (Press Release)

SpringSource Redefines Application Server Market, SpringSource (Press Release)

Live from CommunityOne, Sun Introduces OpenSolaris – Free, Open, Easy-to-Integrate With World-Class Support and Unique Features to Fuel Innovation, Sun Microsystems (Press Release)

Open Source Java Technology Debuts In GNU/Linux Distributions, Sun Microsystems (Press Release)

Sun Microsystems and NetBeans Community Extend Reach to Scripting Community with Launch of NetBeans IDE Early Access for PHP, Sun Microsystems (Press Release)

Neocleus Unveils Virtualization Strategy that Redefines Endpoints for Distributed Enterprises, Neocleus (Press Release)

Novell to Expand Linux Management Solutions, Novell (Press Release)

EnterpriseDB Launches Blade Partner Program, EnterpriseDB (Press Release)

One Laptop per Child Appoints Chuck Kane as President and Chief Operation Officer, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) (Press Release)

Fonality Launches Open Source Telephony Ecosystem, Fonality (Press Release)

Xandros Debuts Heterogeneous Systems Center Capabilities at Microsoft Management Summit, Xandros (Press Release)

Likewise Software Now Supports Oracle Enterprise Linux, Likewise Software (Press Release)

OpenLogic Certified Library Now Includes 400 Certified Open Source Packages, Adds Open Source Comparisons, OpenLogic (Press Release)

Pentaho Extends the Benefits of Open Source BI to More Markets and Application Types, Pentaho (Press Release)

Pentaho Announces Validation on Complete Sun Microsystems Infrastructure Stack, Pentaho (Press Release)

Red Hat Launches JBoss Operations Network 2.0 to Enhance Enterprise Middleware Manageability, Red Hat (Press Release)

Continuent Announces New uni/cluster 2008 for PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB, Continuent (Press Release)

SugarCRM Delivers Enhanced Enterprise Reporting and Wireless Features, SugarCRM (Press Release)

Untangle OEMs Kaspersky Lab’s Market-Leading Anti-Virus Software, Untangle (Press Release)

rSmart Launches rSmart Sakai CLE 2.5, The rSmart Group (Press Release)

JasperSoft and Unisys Extend Their Alliance Into a Full Reseller Relationship, JasperSoft / Unisys (Press Release)

Ingres and MuleSource Announce Strategic Technology Partnership, Ingres / MuleSource (Press Release)

Britney Spears Beats Out Paris Hilton in Open Source Code Popularity (Although Neither Holds Candle to Satan), Krugle (Press Release)

Big Money and Open Source May Not Compute, InternetNews, Andy Patrizio (Article)

Red Hat CEO: Opportunity Lies in Emerging Markets, Linux Insider, Frank Norton (Article)

Debian: We’re not looking for commercial fortune, ZDNet UK, Adrian Bridgwater (Article)

Open source diva Danese Cooper (video), Linux.com, Robin Miller (Article)

OpenSolaris finally available for download, Network World, John Fontana (Article)

Sun Microsystems 3Q loss stuns Wall Street, MercuryNews, Jordan Robertson (Article)

Mini Review: Open Source in Harvard Business Review, Linux Journal, James Gray (Article)

Our Q3, Sun Microsystems – Jonathan’s Blog, Jonathan Schwartz (Blog)

Managing Towards Open, Microsoft – Port 25, Sam Ramji (Blog)

Open Source Big Dog: Red Hat or Sun?, The Tao of Open Source…Community…Business, Shaun Connolly (Blog)

Oracle: ‘We just don’t care’ about Sun-MySQL Merger, ZDNet – Linux and Open Source, Paula Rooney (Blog)

Hans Reiser Guilty of First Degree Murder, Wired – Threat Level, David Kravets (Blog)

Subversion’s Future?, iBanjo, Ben Collins-Sussman (Blog)

Interop : Open Source Panel Heckled and Walked Out On, InternetNews, Sean Michael Kerner (Blog)

Why you hate the GPL and why I love it, CNET – The Open Road, Matt Asay (Blog)

Black Duck’s Excellent Acquisition–A Community, Linux Today, Mark Hinkle (Blog)

Barry Klawans is at Hyperic, Hyperic Blog, Stacey Schneider (Blog)