Open Source


Google To Release OS Aimed at Netbooks

Google is developing an operating system designed primarily for lightweight Web-based tasks, the company announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Adds C#, CLI to Community Promise, Boosts Mono Project

To address licensing questions surrounding the Mono Project, Microsoft has agreed to apply its Community Promise to both C# and the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI).

Test-Driving MonoDevelop 2.0

Is the open source IDE for cross-platform .NET development a viable alternative to Visual Studio 2008?

Eclipse Galileo Marks Fourth Release Train

Representing a key milestone for Eclipse, the release is the largest yet, comprising 33 projects and more than 24 million lines of code.

HP and Red Hat Integrate SOA Tools

Move lets JBoss SOA customers gain governance, policy management and business technology optimization.

Fedora Project Releases Update To Linux Distribution

The Fedora Project, a community open source effort sponsored by Red Hat, released the its latest Linux distribution.

Microsoft Sets Stage for Netbook vs. Smartbook World

At the Computex event in Taiwan this week, Microsoft presented its vision of a mobile computing world that will include "consumer Internet devices" alongside netbooks.

Sun Launches Third Release of OpenSolaris

On the eve of its annual JavaOne Conference, Sun Microsystems unveiled a new version of the OpenSolaris operating system.

Oracle Chief Ellison Anointed 'Next Leader of Java Community'

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a surprise appearance at the annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco this morning.

Clouds Cast Over Sun on Eve of JavaOne

This year's JavaOne represents a changing of the guard for Sun Microsystems, longtime conference sponsor and steward of the Java platform, which is set to be acquired by Oracle.

Microsoft Links CodePlex to Open Source Repositories

Deal with Black Duck Software will feed .NET code into KnowledgeBase and Koders.com.

Office XML Document Format Tools Released

Microsoft announced on Monday that new tools have been released to help further extend the compatibility and interoperability of OfficeOpen XML (OOXML) document formats used in Microsoft Office 2007.

Microsoft To Open Up .NET Micro Framework

Microsoft has restructured its .NET Micro Framework (MF) team and plans to eventually open up the .NET MF source code for community development.

SpringSource Acquires Hyperic

In a move that promises to extend the appeal of the Spring Framework to enterprise developers, SpringSource on Monday said it has acquired Hyperic Inc., a supplier of open source Web application and infrastructure management.

Will Palm Get Its 'Mojo' Back with webOS and Pre?

As smartphone developers await the release of devices based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5, tinker with the recently released Google Android SDK, and pine over the one billionth iPhone app downloaded, a grassroots movement by some influential developers is pushing the adoption of an alternative mobile platform.

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