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Who is buying Novell? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that VMware is in talks to acquire Novell's Linux software unit. Novell, adds the Journal, is in "advanced talks with at least two buyers." VMware's primary interest would be in purchasing Novell's SUSE Linux operating system b...
Oracle has apparently rolled back Solaris to its pre-open source days. The company hasn’t made an official announcement, and may never, but an internal e-mail ostensibly to its own remaining Solaris engineers outlining its position on OpenSolaris just happened to fall into the hands of...
In case Oracle takes it into its head to abandon or shut down OpenSolaris, a bunch of disgruntled developers led by Nexenta Systems Inc. means to ensure the open source code survives and prospers under a breakaway project independent of Oracle called Illumos, whose rebel flag reads “Ho...
OpenNebula has just released a Deltacloud adaptor to build Hybrid Clouds. A Hybrid Cloud is an extension of a Private Cloud to combine local resources with resources from one or several remote Cloud providers. The remote provider could be a commercial Cloud service or a partner private...
Founded by Isilon founder Paul Mikesell and Sergei Tsarev, who led the Internet Operations Systems Infrastructure team at AOL, San Francisco-based Clustrix emerged from stealth mode today and announced the Clustrix CLX 4010, a highly scalable database solution that addresses the infras...
New Site Open for Free Search and Download from Thousands of Virtual Machine Images for any Hypervisor, Speeding the Deployment of Virtualization and Cloud Computing. The virtual machine images available through Thunderflash are vitally important to IT professionals, as they contain...
James Gosling, acknowledged as the father of Java, has left Oracle, apparently unable or unwilling to make the transition from Sun. In a blog post Friday he said he resigned on April 2, the Friday before. His only comment on why he left was more provocative than explanatory. “A...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
OpSource, the leader in SaaS hosting and enterprise cloud, and Irish declaration customs management software developer ABM Data Systems have teamed together to help companies easily fulfill new excise goods movement requirements for European companies. The combination of CustomsWare's ...
Novell broke its 18-day silence late Saturday morning and rejected the unsolicited $5.75-a-share offer to take the company private that Elliott Associates plunked on the table March 2. Novell wants more money. Bearing in mind that Novell currently has close to a billion dollars i...
Described as optimized for web applications and cloud computing, NorthScale's solution is already being leveraged by web properties such as Zynga’s FarmVille, Café World, Mafia Wars and other games that have over 235 million active users a month as well as Korea’s number one search por...
Now seven months under VMware’s wing, SpringSource trundled out tc Server Spring Edition Wednesday. It’s advertised as the best place to build and run Spring applications because of the end-to-end visibility that SpringSource has added to the thing not only for the Java developer, ...
After Wall Street closed yesterday, Elliott Associates LP, a hedge fund with $16 billion under management, made a reportedly unsolicited bid to buy Novell, the Linux operating system’s lackluster number two champion, for what looks like about $2 billion and take it private. It’s off...
The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the 2010 "We're Linux" video contest. The contest seeks to find the best user-generated videos that demonstrate what Linux means to those who use it and inspire othe...
MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems collected more than 14,000 signatures before Widenius started circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies, parliaments and journalists” in the w...
The Rackspace Cloud, Rackspace Hosting’s cloud computing unit, has added FathomDB, a MySQL-based Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) start-up, to its ecosystem. FathomDB is now built on Rackspace Cloud’s standards-based API. FathomDB claims to have helped start the DaaS industry by of...
View the live panel discussion taped on December 8, 2009 at SYS-CON.TV's 4th-floor studio overlooking Times Square in New York City a very special "Power Panel" in which Cloud Computing Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan and three top industry guests from EMC, Intel and Unisys will be...
Koders.com issued a summary of the most popular computer language keywords, files and projects used by developers in December, 2009. Analyzing search engine trends in a number of different computer languages, the "12 Days of Code Search" is based on hundreds of thousands of searches an...
Sophisticated and advanced analytics tools that can strategically aggregate relevant data is key to the success of every business. The right solution can be challenging to find considering that we grab information from a multitude of platforms today – enterprise, web, social networks, ...
Oisín Hurley is one of the smartest, funniest and best looking people in the Eclipse community*. So when he says jump, I jump. That's right it is the last day to get your EclipseCon submission for a talk in. If you have been doing anything interesting with BIRT that you would like to s...
The MySQL developer community has announced "a Milestone release", 5.5.0 of the popular open source, relational database software. The release it says are of beta quality but leaves scope for more frequent subsets releases of tested functionality akin to JBoss and OpenSuse who follow a...
Oracle expects the European Commission to wave its acquisition of Sun through next month MySQL and all without any annoying conditions. Oracle president Safra Catz, who’s been wrestling with the EC, said so when the company posted its fiscal second-quarter results Thursday, another rea...
As part of its overall strategy to help customers and partners build public and private clouds that are open and interoperable, Sun Microsystems on Thursdsay unveiled innovative open source cloud security capabilities and announced support for the latest Security Guidance from the Clou...
Continuous Integration topic launched today on Ulitzer. Continuous integration describes a set of software engineering practices that speed up the delivery of software by decreasing integration times. Ulitzer is a "new media" social journalism platform that revolutionizes how we create...
Alfresco Software open source enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and RightScale, cloud computing management, announced the availability of a joint solution that speeds deployment time and automates scaling of Alfresco software in the cloud. Utilizing RightScale's software-a...
Black Duck Software has launched a code search technology called Black Duck Code Sight to provide advanced search capabilities to developers. BlackDuck is a company that facilitates open source software management for client companies. It recently re-launched Koders.com ;a free search ...
The OpenNebula team has just announced the stable state for the new 1.4 series of the OpenNebula Toolkit. During these months the team has been working on new features that will be quite helpful to manage a Cloud infrastructure. Downloads are available as source code under Apache licen...
Oh, lookee there. Reuters says that the Justice Department, which cleared the Oracle-Sun merger this summer and publicly snapped – in diplomatic language of course – at the European Commission when it objected, is sending a representative to the sub rosa hearing Thursday and Friday at ...
Oracle has told Reuters that the New York Post story Friday claiming it had offered the European Commission a deal on MySQL is a bunch of baloney. The Post, quoting two unidentified sources, said Oracle proposed to “quarantine” MySQL inside a combined Oracle-Sun to get the European ...
Oracle has offered to cordon off MySQL inside a combined Oracle-Sun to get the European Commission to approve its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun ahead of a hearing set for next Thursday, according to the New York Post. The paper, quoting two unidentified sources, describes the vagu...
Some great news came out of Sun Microsystems yesterday with the release of VirtualBox 3.1.o. This is Sun’s virtualization platform, which has been at the core of many of Sun’s newest technologies. What is great about VirtualBox, aside from being a professional quality hypervisor based ...
The United States Senate waded into the Oracle-Sun imbroglio Tuesday. Fifty-nine senators from both sides of the aisle led by one-time presidential hopeful John Kerry (D-Mass) and perennial presidential pretender Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) signed a letter to the European Commission asking...
Looks like Google sent out another bunch of invitations (2620) for Wave & since most of my friends are already on Wave, I thought why not give it away. So, in case you want one, just drop a comment (don’t forget to protect it against spamming by substituting @ with [at] & the [...
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON'...
Adobe is cutting another 680 full-time jobs worldwide, around 9% of its pre-Omniture workforce, to align its costs with its fiscal 2010 operating plan and “the realities of the business environment,” according to an SEC filing. It previously said it would cut 9% of Omniture’s 1,200 peo...
Sun said late Tuesday that it will be forced to cut 3,000 jobs worldwide over the next 12 months because of “the delay in the closing of the acquisition of the company,” laying the blame squarely at the doorstep of the European Commission and its prolonged investigation into whether Or...
SYS-CON's SOA World Magazine announced today that the 2009 voting in its annual SOA World Magazine Readers' Choice Awards is now open. Voting will end October 23, 2009, and winners will be announced the week of November 2-4, 2009, at the "SOA in the Cloud" track at the 4th Internationa...
Brad Windecker launched today "Open Source for Small Business" topic on Ulitzer. A topic for open source software specific to the small business marketplace. Small and midsize companies can today take advantage of the maturity in open source applications. This topic will collect storie...
This is an update on the upcoming (and first ever) Open-Xchange Partner Summit. Open-Xchange offers open source collaboration services as both an on-premise solution and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) using exactly the same source code -- enabling SaaS providers and on-premise channel pa...
Novell Tuesday asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear en banc its decision overturning the Utah summary judgment awarding ownership of Unix to Novell and sending SCO’s suit against Novell back to Utah for trial. En banc would mean all of the God knows how many judges on t...