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451 CAOS Links 2011.06.14
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Apache OpenOffice.org proposal approved. SkySQL Tekes new funding. And more.

# The proposal for OpenOffice.org to become an Apache incubator project was unanimously approved.

# Rob Weir discussed how the relationship between OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice need not be a zero-sum game.

# Simon Phipps offered his thoughts on the potential positive and negative outcomes.

# Tekes, the main public funding agency for research, development, and innovation in Finland,

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Why Oracle’s donation of OpenOffice disappoints
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While Oracle deserves some praise for its donation of OpenOffice.org code to the Apache Foundation, it is disappointing again to see a legitimate open source market contender that has been marginalized by miscommunication and mismanagement of the project by a large vendor.

OpenOffice.org, warts and all, was probably the most significant competition for Microsoft Office for years and in many ways demonstrated the advantages of open source, helping usher in wider use of it, as well as greater usability. OO.o was in fact my reason for originally investigating and moving to open source software more than a decade ago. Regardless of past mismanagement of community and technology, that competitive factor has been diminished greatly since Oracle took ownership of

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451 CAOS Links 2011.05.31
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Linus announces Linux 3.0. Attachmate maintains commitment to SUSE Linux. And more.

# Linus Torvalds announced the release candidate of Linux 3.0.

# Attachmate CEO Jeff Hawn maintained that the company is committed to SUSE Linux.

# OpenX raised $20m series D funding.

# Cloudera proposed Flume as an Apache incubator project.

# Isidorey unveiled CloudSandra: a NoSQL database-as-a-service based on Apache Cassandra.

# Wayne Beaton

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If you tolerate this… the commercial open source window of opportunity
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One of the ‘things I wrote down during OSBC’ was this statement from Benchmark EIR, Rob Bearden:

“Misalignment between a business model and the community’s tolerance point will never be accepted. This will manifest itself in multiple distributions.”

At first glance the statement may seem obvious to anyone who has studied open source-related business strategies or communities, but I believe provides the context for further understanding the complexities of balancing the needs of a business for control and the needs of a community for openness.

As the following graphic demonstrates, the statement suggests that there is a window of opportunity within which the control point of the vendor, and the tolerance point of the community must be closely aligned:

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Things I wrote down during OSBC 2011
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Two years ago I published a post entitled “things I wrote down during OSBC”. It tuned out to be surprisingly popular, so I decided to try the same formula again.

Just as was the case two years ago these are presented chronologically. I wrote down a lot more than this, to be clear, but these were the most quote-worthy things. Also, as in 2009, some of them confirm things we already think about commercial open source (or in some cases data management), others were interesting ways of expressing old ideas:

“The next generation of computing is being led by users, rather than vendors.”
Jim Whitehurst

“The value of open source has moved from commoditization to innovation.”


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Presenting NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond at OSBC
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Next Monday, May 16, I will be hosting session at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco focused on NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond.

The presentation covers our recently published report of the same name, and provides some additional context on the role of open source in driving innovation in distributed data management.

Specifically, the presentation looks at the evolving influence of open source in the database market and the context for the emergence of new database

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451 CAOS Links 2011.05.10
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EMC launches Greenplum HD. DataStax releases Brisk. And more.

# EMC launched its Greenplum HD Hadoop distribution, with the support of Jaspersoft, Pentaho, and SnapLogic, among others.

# DataStax released its

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451 CAOS Links 2011.05.03
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Novell sold to Attachmate. Barnes & Noble throws the book at Microsoft. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Novell closed its acquisition by Attachmate and its patent sale to CPTN.

# Attachmate’s CEO discussed the company’s plans for SUSE Linux.

# Barnes & Noble


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451 CAOS Links 2011.04.21
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DoJ/FCO says aye CPTN. Canonical readies Ubuntu 11.04. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Novell-CPTN patent sale agreed by DoJ/FCO, subject to the patents being licensed to OIN.

# VMware reported net income of $126m in Q1 on revenue up 33% to $844m.

# Canonical previewed Ubuntu 11.04, featuring Unity and also Ubuntu Server 11.04.

# The Open Invention Network added 70 new licensees in


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Oracle is not to blame for Sun’s open source failings
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Oracle announced on Friday that it is to discontinue its commercial interest in the OpenOffice.org project, prompting a barrage of criticism from the open source faithful with regards to its approach to the open source applications project, and community in general.

The company was accused of being community-hostile, for example, and comparisons were also made to Colonel Gadhafi, while a translation of the press release into “plain English” apparently shed new light on the announcement.

In truth though, the language used in

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NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond: The answer to SPRAINed relational databases
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The 451 Group’s new long format report on emerging database alternatives, NoSQL, NewSQL and Beyond, is now available.

The report examines the changing database landscape, investigating how the failure of existing suppliers to meet the performance, scalability and flexibility needs of large-scale data processing has led to the development and adoption of alternative data management technologies.

Specifically, the report covers:

  • NoSQL databases designed to meet scalability requirements of distributed architectures and/or schema-less data management requirements, including big tables, key value stores, document database and graph databases
  • NewSQL databases designed to meet scalability requirements of distributed architectures or to improve performance such that horizontal scalability is no longer a necessity, including new MySQL
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451 CAOS Links 2011.04.15
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VMware launches Cloud Foundry. Red Hat heads for Ceylon. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# VMware launched Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-service and open source project.

# Red Hat’s Gavin King revealed details of the company’s Ceylon project.

# Red Hat submitted a number of specification requests for Java EE 7.

# Terracotta accused Red Hat of “trying to pull a fast one” with its data cache JSR.


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451 CAOS Links 2011.04.12
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Groklaw declares victory. Cloudera updates Hadoop distro. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# 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


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Is Android FUD a forebearer of Linux-like success?
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Time is flying by so fast, it sure doesn’t seem like it was last year I was blogging about how Android is for real. Well, let me reiterate … Android is for real. The reason I say that and stress that is despite its success, we see a variety of legal threats, accusations and actual lawsuits to come flying at Android as fast as it is growing in the market.

Still, we seem to be able to fairly easily find agreement among vendors, developers and users that Android development is not slowing down, that legal maneuvering will not pave a path to success or that any ruling or action will take Android-based phones out of consumers’ hands. This is not to say that Android faces significant challenges: real fragmentation and version overload; a software development pace that may be too fast

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451 CAOS Links 2011.03.25
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Red Hat grows revenue 20%+. Google withholding Honeycomb source code. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Red Hat reported Q4 revenue up 25% to $245m, FY revenue up 22% to $909m

# Google is withholding the source code to Honeycomb for the foreseeable future.

# Rick Clark explained why he left Rackspace amid concerns that the company is exerting too much control over OpenStack.

# DataStax launched Brisk, a Hadoop/Hive


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451 CAOS Links 2011.03.22
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Paranoid Android. Canonical and Gnome. A new OSI. And more.

Paranoid Android
If you are interested in the potential violation of the GPL by the Android kernel you have probably already immersed yourself in the numerous blog posts published on the topic. If not, start with Sean Hogle’s analysis or Bradley M Kuhn’s overview of the original allegations and work backwards from there, not forgetting a detour for the obligatory Microsoft connection. Linus Torvalds said claim “seems totally bogus”. In the

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451 CAOS Links 2011.03.08
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Digia gets Qt. VMware makes waves. Rackspace launches OpenStack support. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Digia signed an agreement with Nokia to acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business.

# VMware’s Springsource division acquired Wavemaker.

# Rackspace formally launched services and support for OpenStack via Rackspace Cloud Builders.

# Red Hat defended its move to pre-apply patches to Red Hat


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451 CAOS Links 2011.02.11
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Nuxeo contributes its Core to Eclipse. Nokia bets its future on Windows Phone. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Nuxeo is contributing its Nuxeo Core content repository technology to the Eclipse Foundation.

# Nokia adopted Windows Phone as smartphone platform, Symbian becomes a franchise platform, MeeGo reserved for market exploration.

# Rackspace acquired Anso Labs, the developer behind NASA’s contribution to OpenStack.

# The Ada Initiative


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451 CAOS Links 2011.02.01
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Hudson developers vote for Jenkins. SugarCRM turns cash flow positive. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# 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


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451 CAOS Links 2011.01.25
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VMware grows 41%. Evidence of Java infringement disputed. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# VMware announced full year revenue growth of 41% to $2.9bn.

# Alleged evidence of infringing Java code in Android disputed.

# Oracle nominated SouJava, the Brazilian Java User Group, to a seat in the JCP Executive Committee.

# The Document Foundation launched LibreOffice 3.3.

# JasperSoft


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451 CAOS Links 2011.01.18
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Funding for OpenGamma. Riptano becomes OpenStax. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# OpenGamma raised $6m series B funding.

# Apache Cassandra-supporter Riptano changed its name to DataStax and has added 50 customers in 6 months.

# WANdisco acquired the SVNForum.org Subversion user community.

# Univa hired the principal engineers from the Grid Engine team, will publish a Univa version of Grid Engine before the end of Q1.


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451 CAOS Links 2011.01.14
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Bid for Novell patents still on. Google drops H.264. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# The withdrawal of CPTN Holding proposal to acquire Novell’s patents is purely procedural, said Microsoft.

# Karsten Gerloff explained why the FSFE is concerned about the sale of Novell’s patents to CPTN.

# Google announced plans to support WebM and Theora in Chrome and Chromium, and drop H.264.

# Pentaho said it added 400 new


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451 CAOS Links 2011.01.11
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Black Duck acquires Olliance Group. Funding for Zend and PHP Flog. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Black Duck Software acquired Olliance Group.

# Viola Private Equity invested $7m in Zend Technologies.

# PHP Fog raised $1.8m from Madrona Venture Group, First Round Capital, Founder’s Co-op, and other angel investors.

# The proposal for CPTN Holdings to acquire Novell’s patents has reportedly been withdrawn.


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451 CAOS Links 2010.12.17
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CPTN Holdings unmasked. Oracle updates MySQL. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Florian Mueller reported that the Novell patent acquiring CPTN Holdings is Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle.

# The VAR Guy told the (previously) untold story of Novell’s sale to Attachmate.

# Attachmate committed to support the existing roadmaps and release schedules for Novell and SUSE products.

# Oracle announced that MySQL 5.5 is now


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451 CAOS Links 2010.12.07
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The future of Java. Google releases Gingerbread. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# The Register reported, and Oracle later confirmed, that Oracle’s proposed roadmap for Java 7 and 8 has been accepted.

# Stephen Colebourne provided more details on the results of the vote on Java 7 and Java 8.

# Google introduced the Nexus-S with Android Gingerbread.

# Nuxeo


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451 CAOS Links 2010.12.03
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New CEOs for Funambol and Openbravo. Funding for 10gen. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Funambol appointed Amit Chawla as its new CEO.

# Openbravo appointed Paolo Juvara as its new CEO and raised a new funding round.

# 10gen raised $6.5m in third-round funding led by Sequoia Capital.

# Microsoft has reportedly invested an undisclosed sum in TurboHercules.

# Novell reported Linux


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451 CAOS Links 2010.11.12
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Talend raises $34m, acquires Sopera. Red Hat releases RHEL 6. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Talend raised $34m funding and acquired Sopera.

# Twilio raised $12m in series B funding.

# Red Hat released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

# Savio Rodrigues noted a change in emphasis from Red Hat to focus on value, rather than cost.

# Joyent officially became the new home for Node.js.


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Java mutiny in the making
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The Apache Software Foundation’s latest statement on the Java Community Process highlights continued dissatisfaction and dissent from Oracle’s stewardship and involvement in open source software.

This comes after some ups and downs for Oracle and its oversight of Java and other open source software that was previously under the auspices of Sun Microsystems. Oracle started off on a rough path when it sued Google over its implementation of Java in Android without preemptively or clearly stating that it was not attacking open source. At about the same time, it let OpenSolaris die a slow, somewhat confusing

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Is MySQL open core?
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Or, how we evaluate a company’s open source-related business strategy.

Godwin’s law states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches”.

An online discussion about open source-related business strategies is no exception. However, long before the Nazi comparison it is inevitable that someone will ask “is MySQL open core?”.

I updated our 2009 post “what is open core, and what isn’t” recently, and received some criticism of my statement that the MySQL strategy was not open core.

Since we have recently published a report including the results of

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451 CAOS Links 2010.11.09
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The ASF threatens to withdraw from the JCP. The demise of the Symbian Foundation. And more.

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“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# The Apache Software Foundation said it will terminate its relationship with the JCP if its rights are not upheld.

# The Symbian Foundation is no more. It will transition to become a licensing operation for the Symbian OS.

# Gluster raised $8.5m series B funding from Index Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners.

# Garnett & Helfrich Capital


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