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451 CAOS Links 2009.07.14
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Funding for Aptana and Jolicloud. Ingres targets MySQL. Trent Reznor on Open Core (sort of). And more.

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Funding
# 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




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Playing fantasy M&A with the Benchmark/Accel open source investment portfolio
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Javier Soltero, former CEO of Hyperic, has maintained that the sale of Hyperic to SpringSource was driven by discussion between himself and SpringSource CEO, Rod Johnson, but the fact that the companies shared investors - Accel Partners and Benchmark Capital - no doubt accelerated the deal (and I wonder whether either could have afforded to acquire the other without shared investors).

When examining the open source vendor landscape it is tempting to imagine that the combined total could be bigger than the sum of its parts - that a combination of many open source product specialists could mount a challenge to Red Hat and Sun to claim the title of biggest open source software vendor.

Benchmark and Accel

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