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The Data Day, Two days: January 29/30 2013
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Actian acquires Pervasive. ObjectRocket has liftoff. And more.

For 451 Research clients: Actian’s persistence pays off as Pervasive agrees to $162m acquisition bit.ly/WPiGiS

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 30, 2013

For 451 Research clients: ObjectRocket has liftoff for MongoDB database as a service bit.ly/WuqF6R

— Matt Aslett (@maslett) January 29, 2013

Pervasive Software Inc. Enters Into Agreement to be Acquired by Actian Corporation bit.ly/TQ3J3t

— Matt Aslett (@maslett)

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451 CAOS Links 2011.08.23
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Engine Yard acquires Orchestra. Red Hat considers NoSQL move. And more.

# Engine Yard announced a definitive agreement to acquire Orchestra, bringing PHP expertise to the Engine Yard platform.

# Red Hat’s CEO indicated the company is interested in a NoSQL or Hadoop acquisition.

# Gluster announced Apache Hadoop compatibility in the next GlusterFS release.

# Microsoft signed an agreement with China Standard Software Co (CS2C) to support CS2C

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451 CAOS Links 2011.08.05
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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

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The open card in the mobile game
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I wrote last year about the way Google’s Android mobile operating system was serving as a more open alternative to Apple’s iOS, but not so open that it didn’t leave opportunity for an even more open alternative.

Given that we continue to see software patent-based attacks on Android, as well as swirling FUD around coverage of the attacks and never ending suits and settlements and courtroom developments, it is clear it will be a long time before any of this legal business is ever close to settled, unless ended by settlements first, which is likely.

However, I’m more interested in the technology in the meantime. I also think it’s

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451 CAOS Links 2010.10.15
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The future of the JCP. A new Mozilla CEO. And more.

Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca, and daily at Paper.li/caostheory
“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

# Mike Milinkovich explained why the Eclipse Foundation will support Oracle’s plans for Java 7, and outlined its concerns about the Java 8 JSR.

# Stephen Colebourne outlined the choices facing Java Community Process executive committee voters: pragmatism or bust, before later proposing a third option: a split in the Java Community Process between core and


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451 CAOS Links 2010.09.21
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Oracle launches Unbreakable Kernel, updates MySQL and Java plans. And more.

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

# Oracle launched its Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

# Oracle announced the release candidate of MySQL 5.5.

# Oracle outlined its plans for Java platform. JavaWorld has the details.

# Novell and SAP have collaborated on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP applications.

# Mozilla


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Open Source Saves Malaysian Government RM188 Million
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Back in January 2009, we found out that the Malaysian Government had saved about RM40 million using open source. In a little over a year, that number has been topped: over the past six years, the total costs savings are now quoted to be RM188.39 million (USD$58.54 million)! That’s a hell of a lot of money for software licenses, don’t you think?

Worth noting is that before the OSS Master Plan started, there were zero companies supporting OSS

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451 CAOS Links 2010.06.29
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Elephants on parade: Hadoop goes mainstream. And more.

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

Elephants on parade
# Cloudera launched v3 of its Distribution for Hadoop and released v1 of Cloudera Enterprise.

# Karmasphere released new Professional and Analyst Editions of its Hadoop development and deployment studio.

# Talend announced that its Integration Suite now offers native support for Hadoop.

# Yahoo announced the beta release of Hadoop with Security



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Participate in the Web of Trust Community Survey
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Do you use Web of Trust (WOT)? Its a great plugin, available for Firefox, Chrome and other browsers, that help you browse the web in a safer fashion. From June 11 to June 18 2010, you can fill up the community survey, and stand a chance to win an Apple iPod Nano.

Related posts:

  • NanooNanoo
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  • Apple launches the Malaysian
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    451 CAOS Links 2010.03.12
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    Updating the MPL. Funding for Lucid and eXo. StatusNet. And more.

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

    Updating the MPL
    # ZDnet reported that the 10-year-old Mozilla Public License will be updated by the end of 2010, while Mitchell Baker explained the process.

    Funding for Lucid and eXo
    # Lucid Imagination raised $10m in series B funding from Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures and Walden International.

    # eXo Platform raised $6m from Auriga Partners and XAnge Capital and




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    451 CAOS Links 2010.01.21
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    EC approves Oracle-Sun. Google patents MapReduce. And more.

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

    EC approves Oracle-Sun

    The European Commission cleared Oracle’s proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems. While Larry Ellison is set to unveil Oracle’s Sun strategy on January 27th, Monty Widenius said he will go to the Court of First Instance to appeal the decision.

    # Pro-open source political party formed in Hungary.

    # Google patented MapReduce,





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    451 CAOS Links 2009.12.11
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    Sun updates Java platform. Red Hat open sources SPICE. And more.

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

    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

    # Sun has released Java Platform EE 6, Glassfish 3, and NetBeans 6.8.

    # Red Hat released its SPICE hosted virtual desktop protocol as open


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    451 CAOS Links 2009.11.20
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    Google launches Chromium project, Terracotta acquires Quartz. And more.

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

    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


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    451 CAOS Links 2009.11.03
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    Yahoo! Open! Sources! Traffic! Server! Funding for 10gen. And more.

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

    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

    # Yahoo! Open! Sourced! Traffic! Server!

    # Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization for Servers for managing Linux and Microsoft Windows servers.

    # 10gen, the company behind MongoDB, has


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    451 CAOS Links 2009.10.30
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    Government adoption. Financial results. New funding. And more.

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

    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

    Government approval
    The US Department of Defense issued guidance on the adoption of open source software, while ComputerWorld reported that the U.S Department of Defense has open-sourced an enterprise


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    GPLv2 decline and debate on open source licenses
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    Code scanning and management vendor Black Duck reports the GNU General Public License v2 (GPLv2) now dipping below 50% share of open source software. While we already knew that GPLv2 was somewhat in decline from its far greater share of open source code over the last 5-10 years, it is useful to know what pool of code we’re talking about. We must also remember that while GPLv2 may not be as dominant as it once was and that other licenses, particularly GPLv3, are quickly gaining share, GPLv2 is still quite relevant to enterprise open source software, is used in a variety of newer and popular applications across the enterprise stack and is likely to remain in the top 10 licenses for a long time.

    Regarding GPLv2 and Black Duck’s findings, some folks are rightly asking what code and how much of it are we

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    451 CAOS Links 2009.07.28
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    Intuit launches open source project. SFLC on Microsoft GPL violation accusations.

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

    # Intuit launched open source projects and community to develop apps based on its Intuit Partner Platform, while Savio Rodrigues declared Intuit’s open source play is all business.

    # SFLC’s Bradley Kuhn told SDTimes Microsoft was in violation of the GPL.

    # MySQL and Memcached-based appliance vendor Schooner Info Tech has raised $20m in Series B funding.

    # Novell


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    A Pirate Captain visiting the Pacific Northwest
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    About three weeks from now, Rickard Falkvinge (founder of the Pirate Party) will be kicking off the Vancouver Open Web Conference. He’ll be presenting a keynote on how, in just three years, a party with an odd name organized around a narrow electronic frontier platform has become the fourth largest political party in Sweden. It’s an amazing story that makes a good parable about how the

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    eLiberatica 2009
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    As I write this, my friend (and eLiberatica chair) Lucian is packing up to fly to Bucharest for this year’s instance of the eLiberatica Electronic Frontier/Free Software/Open Source conference. Sadly, I won’t be participating this year – a commitment to less travel and a new venture make doubly sure that I’m staying home.

    Despite the downturn, it looks like this is going to be a great year for the conference: 400 people have registered and the list of speakers is formidable, including: OSI board member Danese Cooper, FSFE founder Georg Greve, MySQL founders David Axmark and Monty Widenius and Zbigniew “Gandalf” Branecki from Mozilla Europe.

    If you are in or near Romania, you should try to register and

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    Free Culture vs. Fear Culture vs. Fee Culture
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    Last week, my good colleague Gerv gently took me to task about requiring that videos submitted to the Mozilla Net Effects video program be licensed under the Creative Common NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (instead of an actual Free Culture licensed like Creative Common ShareAlike license or Creative Common Attribution license) . I thought about this for a while and got to wondering why I’d ever let fear of misuse overcome my experience and common sense.

    Licensing and contract choices are often driven by fear and greed. We work, play, love and give in an environment

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    Lessons from Mozilla, that apply to other communities
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    John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla, shares some insights and thoughts on Mozilla, and its a most interesting presentation to go through. The insights are (drizzled with some of my comments):

  • Superior Products Matter - Without excellent experience and utility, the rest is meaningless. This is true, even with MySQL - our aims and values have always been performance, reliability and ease of use.
  • Push (most) decision-making to the edges - I understand that as make sure your community has a significant voice (kind of like Wikipedia’s anyone edits policy, but there’s patrolling). He also suggests that on a regular basis, you need to have surprising innovation - things that blow people’s minds. In
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    451 CAOS Links 2009.01.30
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    Sun reports second quarter results. Compiere reports 216% quarterly revenue growth. EnterpriseDB grows customers accounts. Hyperic and JasperSoft team up on BI for IT. Microsoft embraces Apache but resists GPL. And more.

    Sun up or Sun down?
    There was some comparatively good news from Sun, which reported a net loss of $209m on revenue down 10.9% at $3.2bn. As Sam Diaz at ZDnet notes, however, “after excluding one-time costs related to recent layoffs and other costs, the company posted a profit of 15 cents per share, beating analysts’ expectations of a 10 cent loss”. In regular trading, shares of Sun were up more than 5%.

    Matt Asay noted


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    What Does the Net Mean to You?
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    Mozilla, the global community behind the Firefox web browser, has an idea that we need your help with. We want you to help make openness, participation and distributed decision-making common experiences in Internet life.

    To do this, millions of people around the world must understand, embrace and share these values. You, me, our families, our neighbor down the street, our political representatives – millions of us from every walk of life in every wired country can help to protect the Net and make it better.

    As an experiment working towards this goal, I am coordinating a program that asks people to share short (very, very short – 3 to 12 second) video statements of how the Net has changed their life. We hope that thousands of videos are made by people all over the

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    A Long, Strange Road Trip
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    « Post 3 | This is the 4th post in my MoFo Futures 2009 blog series

    “When I was a child, my mother lectured me on the evils of ‘gossip.’ She held a feather pillow and said, ‘If I tear this open, the feathers will fly to the four winds, and I could never get them back in the pillow. That’s how it is when you spread mean things about people.’ For me, that pillow is a metaphor for Wikipedia.” — John Seigenthaler Sr.

    So the future pulled up in her shiny big metaphor and we got in. In the beginning, our road trip made sense, all well-ordered highways and wholesome roadside attractions. Somewhere along the way, we hit bat


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    Mozilla Foundation Report for 2009 Week 4
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    This is Zak Greant's weekly report on his activities for the Mozilla Foundation from January 19th to 25th, 2009.

    Wading through heaps of Mozilla email and feeds last week paid off this week. Instead of worrying about what I hadn't read or wondering where I was duplicating other's work, I was able to focus on program development with most of my effort going into developing the Mozilla Social Movement Program Concept, working on the Mozilla Manifesto Stories experiment and catching up with my peers. At 54 hours, the week was a bit long but I was glad to be able to

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    Getting a Job with Your Open Source Experience
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    Gerv, Frank, Mark and I have been discussing ideas around how people can turn open source experience into an asset for their resume. We’ve got some of our own ideas, but we want yours as well. Please blog, comment, email or ‘dent any one of us, or catch up with Gerv and Mark at FOSDEM.

    My top three tips for making the best of your open source participation are:

  • Free your work and free yourself. Turn software into a platform for your career by contributing to free and open projects and by releasing your own work under free software and open source licenses. In addition to the well-understood collaborative benefits, you get to keep using the software as you move from
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    Open Source saves Malaysian Government RM40 million
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    Today, Dinesh pointed us out to the fact that MAMPU/OSCC saves RM40 million with open source. That’s about USD$12 million dollars!

    I quote, from the report:

    Savings on licensing fee alone by adopting OpenOffice.org have already exceeded RM12 million, which is based on the total installed seats of 12,760 at public sector agencies.

    Also, from the same report:

    The top three applications being considered by most Public Sector Agencies are:
    1. OpenOffice.org – Office Suite
    2. Firefox – Web Browser
    3. MySQL – Database using Open Source Technology

    That is impressive. OpenOffice.org and MySQL both come from Sun Microsystems Inc.




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    Mozilla Foundation Report for 2009 Week 1
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    This is Zak Greant's weekly report on his activities for the Mozilla Foundation from December 29th, 2008 to January 4th, 2009.

    Overview

    Another week of the Christmas and New Year holidays with many of my Mozilla colleagues unavailable. As with the previous week, I focused on 2009 program development and engagement.

    The program development work was in the form of brainstorming, planning and research for upcoming 2009 Mozilla activities.

    The engagement work focused on participating in the Mozilla blogorama. I kept up with Planet Mozilla, commented on blog posts I found interesting and continued a series of lightweight blog posts.

    More details on both activities follow:

    Program Development

    I finished drafting a new statement of work and sent this

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    Tell Me How The Spark Caught Flame
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    I want you to tell me the story of how you got started with the Net.

    Tell me how your passion was sparked and why it keeps coming to full flame.

    Tell me why the Net matters to you, even after all of the long days, short nights and wrecked weekends.

    I’ve been writing my story because I need to understand why I care deeply for what the Net is and what it means.

    I want to read your story for the same reason.

    Don’t hold out on me now. I can see your data trails in my server logs: a few hundred of you trudging in from RSS subscriptions, the PHP, Mozilla and MySQL planets, Boris’

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    Hitchhiking the Information Superhighway
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    « Post 2 | This is the 3rd post in my MoFo Futures 2009 blog series | Post 4 »

    “As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    I like beginnings. This is a constant. In primary school, I tried to re-invent arithmetic. My D&D characters were obsessively re-rolled and scrapped. On various computers, I’d start my games of Civilization over and over. I’d hope that if I could just get the beginning

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