Stephen O'Grady at RedMonk has launched a new Podcast called Hark. In his second episode, he and Agile programming guru Kent Beck have a thoughtful discussion around the ideas in O'Grady's book "The Software Paradox." Even though software is "eating the world" and become more widespread and strategic, its economic value appears to be declining rapidly. Certainly, we've seen a shift in the …[Read more]
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Novell sold to Attachmate. Barnes & Noble throws the book at Microsoft. And more.
# Novell closed its acquisition by Attachmate and its patent sale to CPTN.
# Attachmate’s CEO discussed the company’s plans for SUSE Linux.
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Digia gets Qt. VMware makes waves. Rackspace launches OpenStack support. And more.
# 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 …[Read more]
JCP election results. Funding for Acquia and Continuent. Fedora 14. And more.
# The Java Community Process election results are in.
# Continuent appointed Robert Hodges CEO and confirmed details of $5m funding from Aura Capital.
# Red Hat …[Read more]
Patents! Patents! Patents! Canonical’s perfect 10. And more.
# Google responded to Oracle’s claims that its Android OS infringes copyrights and patents related to Java.
# Matt Asay evaluated the various patent claims against Android and its related devices.
# Microsoft licensed smartphone patents from ACCESS Co and a subsidiary of Acacia Research.
# Glyn Moody …[Read more]
Talend raises $8m. Cisco leaves a TIP. Exit strategies. And more.
# Talend raised $8m Series D from existing investors Balderton Capital, AGF Private Equity and Galileo Partners.
# Cisco promised to open source Telepresence Interoperability Protocol.
# Alfresco Community 3.3 included CMIS 1.0, Google Docs and IBM Lotus integration.
# Exit strategies – secrets of success for open source companies, from the Open Source Think Tank.
# …[Read more]
Oracle outlines MySQL plans. Datameer launches with Series A funding. And more.
# Datameer launched Analytics Solution, which combines Hadoop with a spreadsheet interface, and also closed a $2.5m Series A round of funding from Redpoint Ventures.
# Infobright announced that it grew its customers base from 50 to …[Read more]
Google unveils the Nexus One. RMS explains his position on dual licensing. And more.
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 Nexus One Android phone.
# Richard Stallman explained his position on selling exceptions to the GNU GPL.
# Novell’s chief technology and …[Read more]
Lots of people writing about Snorkle again today ,Monty Says, help saving MySQL
He gives us different options, a , b or c .. but I , and some others, want an option d
No I don't trust Oracle, it's not like they have been a very good Open Source Citizen, yes they contribute to the kernel and other projects but my feeling says it's only because they have to (Kernel, Xen and others ) not because they Want to (thinking about Unfakable etc) , if they would really want to they probably would work with the CentOS community more etc, and as Monty mentions their InnoDB track record could be better.
But on the other hand I don't think the EU should block the deal because Monty wants his baby back , cheap , as honestly imvho that's what they really want, be able to buy MySQL back for a nice price, either beceause Oracle is being forced by the …[Read more]
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