Open Source

Windows 7 Download Utility Contains GPL Code

Microsoft confirmed on Friday that open source GNU code landed in its utility software used to install Windows 7.

White House Shift to Open Source Draws Mostly Praise

The White House's recent deployment of the Drupal open source content management system for its Web site has created a stir among industry observers.

CollabNet ALM Upgrade Adds Dynamic Planning

CollabNet will let development teams using its TeamForge application lifecycle management platform to manage and model a project's scope and timeline through a single user interface.

SpringSource Boosts Java Framework with Spring 3

SpringSource, now a subsidiary of VMware, unveiled the latest version of its Java development framework, along with a new developer edition of its Apache Tomcat-based application server.

Microsoft's Ramji Joins Sonoa Systems

The mystery of where Sam Ramji is headed is over. The former senior director of platform strategy at Microsoft has led Redmond's open source efforts since 2006. Now Ramji is reuniting with his erstwhile BEA Systems colleagues to head product strategy and business development at Sonoa Systems.

Exit Interview: Sam Ramji Assesses Microsoft's Open Source Ascent

Microsoft's open source leader looks back on his tenure in Redmond.

All I Really Need to Know

Since announcing the Microsoft Interoperability Initiative early last year, we've seen the company move in a consistent and tangible direction toward greater openness, cooperation and interoperability.

Microsoft Launches 'Spark' Program for Web Developer and Server Products

The WebsiteSpark program offers a way for Web professionals and smaller companies to consider Microsoft technologies in addition to open source platforms.

Intel Launches Netbook Developer Program, Adds Silverlight Support to Atom and Moblin

Intel this week launched a new program it hopes will spark the growth of a multiple developer communities around devices based on its low-power Atom processors which have become popular components of rapidly growing netbook PCs.

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.

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