Topics for this podcast:
*Hadoop v1.0 and year ahead
*Oracle-Cloudera deal for more Hadoop
*Oracle’s ‘Sun spot’ with Solaris
*Open Source M&A outlook for 2012
*Our new MySQL/NoSQL/NewSQL survey
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 OO.o. Now, after prompting a fork — as has …[Read more]
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 death. …[Read more]
The future of open source licensing. OpenSolaris governing board quits. And more.
# Glyn Moody asked which open source software licensing is best for the future?
# The OpenSolaris Governing Board has collectively and expectedly resigned.
# OpenBravo has updated its rapid implementation ERP offering for small and mid-sized businesses, Openbravo QuickStart. …[Read more]
Compliance. Funding. Financial results. Copyright assignment. And more.
# The Linux Foundation launched the Open Compliance Program, including tools, training, and consulting.
# VentureBeat reported that Joyent has raised $7m in a second round of funding.
# Basho Technologies secured $2m from angel investors in a Series C preferred equity financing.
# …[Read more]
SugarCRM. Funding for EnterpriseDB and Morphlabs. Even more core. And more
# OStatic asked whether SugarCRM has violated open source principles.
# Larry Augustin clarified SugarCRM’s approach to open source and openness.
# Savio Rodrigues advised anyone considering SugarCRM not to get hung-up on source code availability.
# EnterpriseDB has reportedly raised $7.5m of a …
There are signals of continued problems and dysfunction — namely lack of support, organization and communication — in the OpenSolaris community. This follows on a deterioration of the OS leadership and support since Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, including the elimination of OpenSolaris CDs, one of the things that made the open source version of Solaris more like Linux.
We had speculated on the fate of Sun open source software under Oracle and while we acknowledged Oracle’s participation in, contribution and commitment to and opportunity from open source software, we …[Read more]
Install and Run Apache Roller 4.01 on GlassFish and
Dave Koelmeyer has posted Detailed Instructions on how to install Apache Roller 4.01 on GlassFish v2.1 using MySQL 5.1 for storage. He uses OpenSolaris snv_134, the subject of a tea-leaf-reading thread.
Slides and Code Samples on Jersey and JAX-RS
The Slides and code from Paul Sandoz's presentation at Presentation at AlpesJug on Jersey, JAX-RS and Atmosphere are now …