Open Source


Reactions Mixed over IBM's Possible Sun Acquisition

Reports on Wednesday that IBM is in talks to acquire Sun Microsystems drew mixed views as to what Big Blue would gain from absorbing the struggling supplier of servers, open source software and Java.

U.K. Endorses OpenDocument Format

The United Kingdom is the latest government to express support for the OpenDocument Format standard, which competes with Microsoft's Extensible Markup Language-based format.

Server Market Takes a Dive in 2008

A new report from IDC, announced on Wednesday, suggested that the global economic malaise has already chipped away at the enterprise IT server market.

WSO2 Componentizes SOA

On Monday open-source middleware maker WSO2 unveiled a new service-oriented architecture (SOA) framework built on the OSGi specification.

Letter to Obama: Consider Open Source

The Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI) today posted an open letter to President Barack Obama on open source software.

Top MySQL Officials Leave Sun

After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the way Sun Microsystems was evolving the MySQL database, the founders of the popular open source vendor have decided to move on.

Microsoft Opens Up Web Sandbox

The source code for Microsoft's Web Sandbox is now available under an open license.

DOD Lauches Open Source Development Site

Defense Department officials have launched a new Web site where developers can work on open source software projects specifically for DOD.

Microsoft Uses Powerset to Extend Open Source Effort

Microsoft’s Powerset acquisition brings the first open source code into a Microsoft product.

Microsoft Releases CTP of VS SharePoint Extensions

Redmond releases a CTP of Visual Studio Extensions for SharePoint.

Presidential Inauguration Gets a Little Moonlight

The team developing Moonlight, a multimedia application for Linux- and UNIX-based machines, scrambled to enable live streaming media play for the Barak Obama Presidential Inauguration that was broadcast on Tuesday

New Linux Kernel Released

The developers behind Linux have released the latest version of the open source operating system kernel.

Sun Releases xVM VirtualBox 2.1

Sun Microsystems recently released the latest version of its desktop virtualization software, xVM VirtualBox.

First CMIS Implementation

Alfresco Software and Joomla partner up to develop an integration module based on Content Management Interoperability Services.

First Look: MySQL 5.1 Open Source Database

MySQL 5.1 was released by Sun Microsystems in April, but I decided to test it out this month.

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