Open Source

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'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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