Open Source

Oracle Plans To Take on Microsoft Office

Oracle Cloud Office is the next generation of Sun's OpenOffice, company officials revealed.

Oracle-Sun Road Map Will Focus on Bundles

Oracle plans to invest heavily in developing and selling hardware bundled with applications and database software.

Oracle-Sun Deal Gets Green Light

The European Commission today cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.

Microsoft Woos MySQL Users with Migration Tool

A free toolkit helps database users migrate from MySQL to Microsoft's SQL Server database on-premise or in the cloud.

Microsoft Beefs Up Interoperability Agreements

Microsoft provided more details about its settlement with the EC, particularly with regard to interoperability agreements

Google Chrome OS Released as Open Source Code

Google's previously under-wraps operating system is now available to developers as open source code, the company announced on Thursday.

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.

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