Open Source


Alfresco Launches Cloud Developer Program

Alfresco, a leading provider of open source enterprise content management software, last week launched a developer program for those looking to build ECM applications that can run in the cloud.

Tool Opens Windows on the iPhone

Novell released MonoTouch 1.0, a tool designed to let programmers who use Microsoft's .NET Framework develop applications for the popular iPhone and iPod devices.

Oracle Updates Berkeley DB with New APIs, Performance Boost and .NET Support

In a bid to attract more developers to its Berkeley DB open-source embeddable database, Oracle released two upgraded versions with new APIs for simplifying application development and for the first time, support for Microsoft's C# and .NET Framework.

Microsoft Funds Open Source Foundation but Loses Top OSS Leader

Microsoft's new CodePlex Foundation aims to encourage commercial software companies to collaborate and contribute to open source communities.

Windows: Coming to a Mainframe Near You?

Big Iron shops have two options to run their Windows applications on System z: emulation via z/Vos or full-blown porting via Mono.

Inquiry Focuses On Future of MySQL

The European Commission's decision to investigate Oracle's plan to acquire Sun Microsystems is focused largely on the future of the open source MySQL database.

Red Hat Launches Linux Release with KVM Hypervisor

Red Hat released the fourth update of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, which the company is calling the foundation of its virtualization portfolio.

Economy, Virtualization Eat Into Linux Growth

New report from IDC forecasts growth in Linux server operating system subscriptions and non-paid deployments will slow to a compound annual growth rate of 1.1 percent over the next five years.

Microsoft Bridges PHP to ADO.NET Data Services

In its latest bid to show its support for PHP, Microsoft late last week released a toolkit that will bridge the popular scripting language to .NET-based data-driven applications.

New Stats Find Dynamic Languages on the Rise by Open Source Developers

Survey shows increased use over past year of JavaScript and PHP and a decline in static languages such as C, C++ and Java.

VMware Reaches for the Clouds with Deal to Acquire SpringSource

The leading supplier of virtualization technology looks to extend its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) effort by adding the chief sponsor of the open source Spring Framework.

Forecast: Cost-Cutting Will Drive Open Source Growth

IDC report says expenditures by enterprises on open source software jumped 34 percent last year and spending in 2009 is on pace to increase at least another 24 percent.

Intuit Reaches Out To Open Source Community

Looking to expand the reach of its popular QuickBooks software, Inuit this week has launched an open source effort.

Open Source for America Kicks Off with Broad Support

Coalition of more than 50 companies, academic institutions and related groups formed around creating greater acceptance of open-source software in government information technology systems.

In Major Shift, Microsoft Contributes Code to Linux Community

Microsoft takes once unthinkable step of contributing 20,000 lines of source code of Hyper-V drivers under GPLv2.

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