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Wind River and Intel are putting their heads together to create an extensible open source Linux platform for the automotive industry - an infotainment (gad, that horrid word) platform for Intel's newfangled Atom chip. It's part of a major new product strategy for Wind River, which is g...
Two-year-old open source ERP house Openbravo has just picked up a second-round check for $12 million signed by Amadeus Capital, the publicly traded GIMV and Adara Venture Partners. The money is supposed to take the Pamplona-based concern international, increase its staff, and improve i...
Open-Xchange and Parallels are integrating Open-Xchange open source email and collaboration software with Parallels technology to deliver a cost-effective, enterprise-class alternative to commercial email and collaboration products at a competitive price. The products, which will be fu...
Fedora 9 is out. Red Hat says its community-driven operating system features the first non-destructive live USB with persistence - which Red Hat thinks is a first of a kind anywhere - and marks the first major KDE 4-based distribution. Other highlights include improvements and enhancem...
Ingres announced an open source version of Ingres OpenROAD, the company's platform for rapid application development. The open source version of Ingres OpenROAD is now available as a free download via the Ingres community website at http://community.ingres.com. By open-sourcing Ingres ...
Dimdim announced a new release of its web meeting software specifically for the open source community. The new version, called Dimdim Open Source Community Edition Version 3.5, nicknamed 'Eagle,' is completely free and available for download. Dimdim 'Eagle' is a unified communications ...
Ingres announced that it has stepped up its involvement in the open source community to drive validation and adoption of open source. Among the company's open source initiatives are the Ingres Janitors Project, Open Source Boot Camp and the Global Ingres University Alliance.
Neocleus announced that it has completed more than 18 months of work to enhance the Xen hypervisor to work on endpoints such as desktops and laptops. Neocleus will contribute these enhancements to the open source community to accelerate the adoption and development of a new generation ...
PrismTech announced that the two open-source middleware communities are merging their CORBA Component Model (CCM) initiatives, underpinning the company's OpenFusion CCM offering. The Distributed Object Computing (DOC) Group and the OW2 Consortium - with support and contribution from Pr...
Red Hat has filed a friend of the court brief with the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals complaining that the patent system is a hindrance to open source and asking it to bar software patents - or at least put a leash on them. The court is supposed to hear the so-called Bilski case - wh...
Open source has made signficant 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,...
OpenLogic and friends are going to try to plum the depths of open source adoption in the enterprise by asking the enterprise to take part in a voluntary self-administered Open Source Census. The global multi-year exercise kicked off on Wednesday when the www.osscensus.org went live. Th...
Exadel announced Exadel dVision, the company's Rich Internet Application for on-demand access to enterprise data stored across multiple data sources, has been certified for MySQL Enterprise 5.0. As a MySQL Enterprise Certified Partner, Exadel's new enhanced support for the MySQL open s...
Apatar announced the release of its new StrikeIron US Address Verification connector for the Apatar Open Source Data Integration toolset. Using StrikeIron?s US Address Verification Web service, the new feature relies on United States Postal Service-certified technology to verify, corre...
The last quarter was the single best quarter in history for open source companies raising venture capital according to the 451 Group. The amount hit $203.75 million, up from $100.4 million year-over-year and after a really nasty downturn in the fourth quarter of '07. The previous recor...
What does Software as a Service (SaaS) have to do with open source? Not much, you might think. SaaS, as you probably know, is a delivery - and business - model for software that has been proving quite disruptive to the traditional software business - just as the open source model has b...
Anyone who's ever been involved in the beginning of a nonprofit consortium will tell you that the first year is the hardest. The initial high of coming together in the name of a shared cause gives way to the drudgery of meetings, working groups and member politics. The realities of exe...
Josep Mitjà, COO of Openbravo and OSA board member, argues that while technological advances in open source software should be viewed on a worldwide basis, its ultimate success in the market requires a localized approach. The secret, he says, is to 'think global, but act local.'
Although organizations are not realizing the full potential benefits of open source due to the way open source projects are currently managed, this does not mean that there are no benefits from developing in open source. Once you get past the 'free developer' presumption and carefully ...
There's a great deal of interest in open source software development these days. While the concept of open source (if not the name itself) is hardly new - people have been freely sharing source code since the beginning of the computer industry - the convergence of commercial interest i...
Open source software is shifting the software industry into a new paradigm, moving from developing proprietary code behind closed doors to developing code that can be shared, modified and redistributed openly. Key benefits associated with this shift is reducing development cost and sof...
Data is the fundamental building block of every business, data in the form of client information, sales information, employee information, and financial information fuels the operation of every business. In today's business environment, which enables data entry from multiple points and...
Open source software continues to gain momentum worldwide. Low costs, high quality, and unprecedented flexibility make more and more IT decision makers favor open source over traditional packaged software. Access to bug tracking systems, development team discussions, test approaches - ...
From a commercial open source company's point-of-view, open source is ideally the ultimate in 'grass roots' marketing where people learn about the project by word-of-mouth and where they volunteer their time and effort, resulting in a vibrant community that benefits the company in many...
In the early days the sheer novelty of open source software being free had a certain allure. But actually using it meant dealing with myriad technical and support issues - more than enough to make the price tag of commercial enterprise software worthwhile. Fortunately, that's changed.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anton Chuvakin, Director of Product Management at LogLogic. We had an interesting discussion about log management and the open source project he's involved in that collects Windows event logs. Here's an overview of our chat.
I've been a long-time Python fan. It's a language that's so easy to program with that I end up turning to it for a great many things and I find myself wishing for a Python interface in pretty much any application that moves or plays with data in anyway. I also give Python-based product...
In order to describe itself as an 'open source' company, need a company merely be 'a company that will help you make the switch to open source in your company' - or does it have to be one that lets users feely download, compile, and use the software in question? Where is the dividing l...
A job search can be one of the most daunting challenges one faces in his lifetime. Fortunately, the current economy offers a plentiful supply of opportunities. Even with that said, a number of factors always come into play like which company should I choose, and should I relocate for a...
In this article you will learn how to turn a blank CD and an inexpensive USB keydrive into a powerful, portable, take-along operating system complete with modern applications like Firefox, a Web server, and multimedia tools. All this can be done using free Open Source Linux software.
There is a market from which a history of computers began - a market of numerical simulations for scientific and engineering applications. Note that these applications usually deal with a high number of mathematical calculations that are impossible without a computer. Historically, th...
If ever there was a topic that someone was qualified to discuss, it would be me talking about how open source companies need to balance the interests of their community while making money. In fact, our company is named Funambol because it is based on the Latin words funis (rope) and am...
The market for electronic communications retention, retrieval, and supervisory systems is growing at a rapid pace. This growth is driven by a number of factors including the need for better regulatory control over corporate communications, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, enhanced electronic...
Enterprise Open Source Magazine editor-in-chief, Mark Hinkle, interviewed Mulesource CTO Ross Mason and founder of the Mule Enterprise Servive Bus (ESB) project about the usefulness of this technology and its recent success.
Akaza Research has announced that its product OpenClinica is set to exhibit at the upcoming annual conference of the Society of Clinical Research Associates. The conference is in Chicago, IL from September 21st through 24th.
Black Duck Software, a provider of software compliance management solutions, has announced that the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the implementation of an extensible development platform, has purchased and deployed Black Duck's protexIP/development platform.
Sun Microsystems has announced the details of the first Sun Tech Days developer conference of 2006-2007. Sun Tech Days are loaded with technical content, practical 'how to' information, demonstrations, examples of real-world solutions, hands-on training and more.
The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), (http://www.lpi.org), the world's premier Linux certification organization will participate in a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR: http://www.unitar.org) Symposium on Free and Open Source Software on August 29, 2006 at t...
Qlusters, the provider of open source data-center provisioning and management software for physical and virtual environments, has announced the immediate availability of plug-ins that support FreeBSD, Solaris-x86 and Solaris-Sparc operating systems.
Jitterbit, an open source integration solution that minimizes the cost and complexity associated with connecting applications, data and partners, has announced major new additions to its Jitterbit Professional and Jitterbit Community business integration solutions.