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451 CAOS Links 2009.09.18
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Citrix joins the Linux Foundation. BonitaSoft raises $3m. And more.

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

# 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


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MySQL Toolkit needs a new name
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Yep, it's true. "MySQL Toolkit" technically infringes on MySQL's trademark. I haven't been given a mandate or cease-and-desist order or anything, but as Marten Mickos (MySQL's CEO) told me, anything that starts with the word "MySQL" sounds like it comes from the company, and this project doesn't come from MySQL.

Suggestions are welcome. I'm totally uninspired. "Toolkit" was the best I could do when I named the project to begin with.

Clarification: MySQL AB did not force the removal of MySQLFront
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Our web team informed me that we received a few comments from users about MySQL AB supposedly shutting down the development of the MySQLFront utility. I?d just like to clarify that this was not the case at all ? we merely asked the developers to stop violating our trade mark as outlined in our Trade Mark Policy (http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/trademark.html). As I wrote some time ago, our trade marks are a very important asset to us as a company and we need to take action, if our marks are being violated.

We did not ask or force them to stop the development or to remove the program from the market completely ? this was their very own decision. In fact, we actually encouraged them from the beginning of our discussion to

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Clarification: MySQL AB did not force the removal of MySQLFront
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Our web team informed me that we received a few comments from users about MySQL AB supposedly shutting down the development of the MySQLFront utility. I?d just like to clarify that this was not the case at all ? we merely asked the developers to stop violating our trade mark as outlined in our Trade Mark Policy (http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/trademark.html). As I wrote some time ago, our trade marks are a very important asset to us as a company and we need to take action, if our marks are being violated.

We did not ask or force them to stop the development or to remove the program from the market completely ? this was their very own decision. In fact, we actually encouraged them from the beginning of our discussion to continue

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About OSS licencing and enforcing trademarks
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This Wednesday I participated on a panel discussion about "Open Source in the Enterprise - Chances and Risks" at the JAX 2006 conference in Wiesbaden, Germany. It was a lively discussion, with good comments and questions from the audience.

One thing I found noteworthy is that many people still seem to be worried about using OSS when it comes to licensing and legal questions. In fact, these concerns seem to be more dominant than preoccupations about the technical capabilities of OSS software itself. Some claimed that they find OSS licenses confusing and do not feel certain if their usage of OSS actually complied to the licenses. I was thankful that we had Till Kreutzer from the ifrOSS on the panel as well,

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