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Five years after Samba 2.0 - with 31 dot releases intervening - the Samba team has finally delivered Samba 3.2, the latest FOSS file and print server suite for Microsoft Windows clients. Samba now has 90% of the file functionality and 95% of the printing functionality and 60% of the au...
Sun is offering to put its open source Glassfish application server and MySQL database on as many servers as a company's got for a flat annual subscription - no counting servers, CPUS, cores or virtual machines, it says.
Curl announced the release of its Curl Data Kit (CDK), the second product to be delivered from Curl's Open Source initiative. As the newest addition to Version 6.0 of the Curl Rich Internet Application (RIA) Platform, the CDK library facilitates building data-centric applications in Cu...
Jedox AG announced the release of Palo 2.5, the latest version of its flagship application that allows enterprises to centralize key Excel spreadsheet data for use throughout the organization. Leading the lineup of valuable improvements to Palo 2.5 are a newly-optimized MOLAP (Multidim...
MuleSource announced general availability of Mule Galaxy Enterprise, a new production-ready solution for storing and managing SOA artifacts offering new enterprise-class features such as clustering for high availability, an extensible query engine, and more. Mule Galaxy Enterprise, the...
Oracle announced new releases of Oracle Berkeley DB, Oracle Berkeley DB XML and Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition. The new releases and enhancements signify Oracle's commitment to continued innovation across the Oracle Berkeley DB product family, while maintaining the open source dual li...
Open source applications provider Red Hat has introduced three applications targeting enterprise-wide adoption of next-generation virtualization. It has introduced embedded Linux Hypervisor for hosting virtualized Linux and Windows environments, which provide virtualization with improv...
Red Hat saw earnings rise 6.6% to $17.3 million, or eight cents a share in its first fiscal quarter ended May 31 on revenue up 32% year-over-year and 11% sequentially to $156.6 million. EPS was dead flat year-over-year. Subscription revenue was $130.7 million, up 27% year-over-year and...
Nokia wants to buy the 52% of the Symbian operating system that it doesn't already own to open source it and set it free. It's a defense against advances into the fragmented mobile space that Nokia and Symbian dominate - particularly - from the looks of case - against Google's nascent ...
Quest Software announced the latest release of its Java profiler, JProbe 8.0, which is now offered as a plug-in to the Eclipse Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The release of this capability aligns with the increased adoption of the open source development. Launching JPro...
Apatar announced the CDYNE Death Index connector for the Apatar Open Source Data Integration toolset. The new connector verifies the Social Security number against the U.S. Social Security Death Index database and returns whether the customer is departed, eliminating the possibility to...
HP has open sourced the Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) that it got from DEC by way of Compaq. It's sent the 16-year-old Alpha-based source code, representing what it calls 400 R&D years, over to Sourceforge under the GPLv2 license as a reference implementation of an enterprise...
Protecode announced the general availability of its software development tool for governance and Intellectual Property (IP) management. The latest release enables commercial software developers and open source creators to accelerate managed adoption of open source code in a simple, pai...
Red Hat announced three strategic initiatives targeting enterprise-wide adoption of next-generation virtualization. These initiatives will enable customers to deploy virtualization across their IT infrastructure by offering features and cost benefits that go beyond competitive solution...
Genuitec announced the availability of MyEclipse 6.5 Blue Edition; a next-generation ALM and open source-friendly IDE for WebSphere. Of note, users will be drawn to multiple technologies not currently supported by IBM's RAD, such as Maven4MyEclipse (a professional implementation of Mav...
AccuRev announced that Mediasurface standardized on AccuRev for process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM). As a result, development teams in the United Kingdom and Bangalore, India now work as a set of integrated teams for managing Feature Driven Development, ...
Sun has released a new real-time, shared-nothing, carrier-grade version of MySQL called MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition 6.3 certified for use in telecom environments, such as subscriber data management systems (hlr, hss) and service delivery platforms.
Red Hat is open sourcing Project Spacewalk, the Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite code base under the GPLv2 license. RHN Satellite is the stuff behind the Red Hat Network and lets customers manage RHEL updates inside their firewall. It does systems provisioning, updates and monitoring ac...
It only took 15 years but Wine, the open source Windows rewrite, so to speak, that lets Linux run Windows applications natively, has reached its first stable release, Wine 1.0. Compatibility isn't perfect, the Wine folk say, and not everything will run (particularly newer apps) but tho...
GPLv3, the great General Public License rewrite, is now a year-old and used by 2,345 open source projects including Ubuntu, SugarCRM and Samba. Adoption has reportedly been growing at about 20% a month over the past six months. According to some figures sent around by Black Duck, appro...
Jaspersoft announced the availability of its new Jaspersoft Business Intelligence Suite v3 Professional Edition. Jaspersoft v3 marks a major milestone for open source business intelligence software by providing rich enterprise-class functionality delivered through state-of-the-art inte...
Europe's antitrust chief Neelie Kroes, who has now taken on the role of open standards evangelist, gave a speech at OpenForum Europe the other day recommending that business and government adopt 'open standards.' 'Open standards' in Neelie's mouth is code for 'open source' or at least ...
Open source has made significant inroads into middleware deployments in the enterprise. More and more, open source is being used to deliver the benefits of SOA and open source to the enterprise. There are many custom Enterprise Service Bus deployments waiting to be upgraded to a simple...
Xandros announced the release of the all new Xandros BridgeWays Management Console for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The BridgeWays Management Console, available as a free download from the Xandros web site, brings powerful graphical management of Red Hat servers to system administrators w...
Likewise Software announced that it has been named as category award-winning finalist in the second annual Red Hat Innovation Awards. Red Hat selected six finalists in the second annual Red Hat Innovation Awards, designed to recognize the outstanding use, innovation and extension of Re...
SNORT creator Sourcefire, one of the few publicly owned open source companies, has rejected an unsolicited $7.50-a-share offer, a total of roughly $187.4 million cash, from privately held Barracuda Networks, claiming it undervalues the enterprise security company despite the 13% premiu...
EnterpriseDB co-founder and CEO Andy Astor has stepped aside so Ed Boyajian, brought in from Red Hat, can take the four-year-old company to the proverbial next level, they said. Boyajian has been running Red Hat's North American sales under one title or another for the last six years a...
Wind River says it's collaborating with Intel and will develop an open, extensible Moblin-based Linux platform for Atom-bearing MIDs. Both open source and commercial versions should be available next year. The commercial Wind River Linux Platform for Mobile Internet Devices is supposed...
Zmanda, the open source backup and recovery folks, says it's integrated NetApp's Snapshot technology with its own Recovery Manager for MySQL. It's supposed to translate into continuous data protection for mission-critical MySQL databases. With Snapshot, administrators can create point-...
Appliances. The very word is emblematic of stability and strength. Think of the appliances in your kitchen. Unless you're particularly unlucky, 99.9% of the time your refrigerator, stove and dishwasher just work. You don't have to give it a second thought. When we talk about software a...
Nexaweb announced it has contributed new software to the Dojo Foundation that will further advance the use of open source AJAX within a company's critical business applications. The software, dubbed 'dojo.E,' will allow users to more easily create enterprise Web applications based on t...
SourceLabs announced that its Self-Support Suite now supports the open source Eclipse development environment. SourceLabs' automated tools and support services for Java and Linux developers, corporate IT professionals, and solution providers are an effective, on demand new way to more ...
Red Hat announced that Channel Insider has named Red Hat Enterprise Linux the top server operating system in its 2008 Product of the Year awards. Winners exemplify attributes of high importance to the channel including value, support and profit potential. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a ...
Palamida announced that Sterling Commerce has selected Palamida as its solution to manage and secure its use of open source software. By including Palamida solutions in the engineering lifecycle process, Sterling Commerce is taking an important step to reduce the business risks associa...
Facebook, the social networking site that Microsoft owns a pricey sliver of, says it's going to open source its year-old Facebook Platform so it's easier for developers to build applications on it. It's reportedly calling the effort fbOpen and the move puts it on a collision course wit...
VIA's got a so-called OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design and has open sourced the CAD files for the 2.2lb clamshell case design to push adoption of its 1GHz-1.6GHz C7 x86 chips and companion chipsets by reducing development costs and speeding time-to-market. It?s using the Creative Co...
Funambol introduced a new version of its open source BlackBerry push email and personal information management (PIM) sync software. Funambol's BlackBerry software consists of two components. The push email component enables BlackBerries to work with consumer email services such as Yaho...
Just as we have become dependent on oil as an energy resource, we have also become dependent on a single vendor solution for saving our digital history - in the form of our word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet documents. Last year, it was estimated that more than 90 percent o...
SnapLogic announced the availability of the SnapLogic 2.0 open source data integration framework as a free VMware virtual appliance. SnapLogic enables enterprises to securely distribute core IT data to business users and to create enterprise mashups and rich Internet applications (RIAs...
Apatar announced connectivity to IBM DB2, a family of relational database management system products from IBM that are widely used in enterprise applications, corporate ERP systems, and mainframes. The new connector for the Apatar Open Source Data Integration toolset allows reading and...