Saturday, October 08, 2005

The Open Source Update #28

Compiled weekly by Raven Zachary for Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ)


SUN AND GOOGLE FORM PARTNERSHIP. Sun Microsystems and Google announce a partnership to promote Java, Google's application initiatives, and OpenOffice. Analysts expect this partnership to lead to a web-based version of OpenOffice, hosted by Google.

CHINA PLANS MAJOR LINUX DESKTOP ROLLOUT TO SCHOOL DISTRICT. The Chinese Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education plans to distribute over 140,000 desktop Linux systems for schools, powered by Sun Wah Linux, a Debian-based Chinese operating system.

MIT UNVEILS $100 LINUX LAPTOP INITIATIVE FOR KIDS. The MIT Media Lab unveils a plan to develop a $100 Linux-powered laptop computer for children, with a focus on the developing world.

U.S. COLLEGE TO OFFER OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM. North Lake College in Dallas, Texas, announces plans to be the first U.S. College to offer an Open Source Technology certificate program, beginning in Spring 2006.

DELL SHIPS OPEN SOURCE READY SYSTEM. Dell ships a desktop computer with no pre-installed operating system to meet the growing demand for desktop open source systems.

A collection of open source editorials, opinions, and blog entries from around the world.

"Putting the Sun/Google Partnership in Context" by Jonathan Schwartz

"Open Source Advocacy for the Enterprise" by Jono Bacon

"Cry freedom" by Gervase Markham

"Fleury: JBoss' Model Is 'Here to Stay'" by

"Open Source: Now It's an Ecosystem" by Sarah Lacy

"Open Source Spreads Its Wings in Enterprise" by Darryl Taft

"Web 2.0 day 1: Open Source Infrastructure" by Robert Kaye

"Ubuntu carves niche in Linux landscape" by Stephen Shankland

"Hi, I'm from the government of Venezuela. Will you help me migrate off Windows?" by Matt Asay

"Linux: GPL impedes more than it helps" by Paul Murphy

News, press releases, and announcements from open source vendors, organizations, and projects.

Agresso Announces Strategic Support for the MySQL Open Source Database

Black Duck
Black Duck Software Names Janpieter Scheerder To Board Of Directors

ComPiere, Inc. to Hold Compiere ERP & CRM Intensive and Advanced Training Sessions in Portland
Continuent.Org Open Source Portal Launches

GNOME Foundation
Three New Companies Join The GNOME Foundation's Advisory Board

Government Open Source Convention (GOSCON)
GOSCON Conference to Highlight Government Open Source Software Adoption and Best Practices

iRadeon Appoints Three New Members to Management Team

JasperSoft Releases JasperReports 1.0 - Adds Scalability and Ease of Use to the World's Most Popular Open Source Business Intelligence Project

Laszlo Systems
Celebrating the Success of OpenLaszlo, Laszlo Systems Charts its Digital Life Application Strategy

Ingram Micro Delivers Linspire's Desktop Linux Products

Mozilla Foundation
Mozilla Launches Beta of Comprehensive Online Developer Center

Kaj Arno Appointed MySQL VP of Community Relations

NTT Releases 'NILFS' Linux File System for Prevention of Data Loss

Woodbine Sees Novell and Linux as Sure Bet

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)
Open Source Business Conference in Boston to Focus on CIO Issues, Intellectual Property, and Emerging Trends in Open Source

Former SUSE/Novell Channel Vice President Joins Open-Xchange to Run Worldwide Sales Organization

Penguin Computing
Penguin Computing Altus Servers Offer New Dual-Core AMD Opteron Processors, Packing In More Performance-Per-Watt for Compute-Intensive Applications

PubSub Introduces Open-Source Structured Blogging at Web 2.0

Red Hat
University of Stirling graduates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Satyam Becomes First JBoss Certified System Integrator in India

Scribus Team Releases 1.3.1 - Unité

Simian Systems Announces SiteInvoice Open Source Invoice Manager

World's First Wiki Company Returns to Open Source Roots

Softletter's Marketing and Selling Open Source Software 2005 to Feature Powerful Lineup of Experts

SourceLabs Announces the New SWiK

Sun and Google Expand Technology Reach And Global Opportunity

Sun Wah Linux
Sun Wah Linux Chosen by Chinese Government for the Largest Linux Desktop Roll-Out in China's History

IBM and Univa to Partner on Commercially-Supported Globus Software

Wind River
Wind River Announces Industry’s First True Commercial-Grade Linux For Device Manufacturers

Egenera and XenSource Strike Alliance

Industry Veterans Marc Andreessen and Gaurav Dhillon Join Zend Technologies Board

Zimbra Unveils Innovative, Open Source Collaboration Software and Messaging Server


JBoss World Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
October 10-12, 2005

GOSCON 2005 (Government Open Source Conference)
Portland, OR, USA
October 13-14, 2005

Open Source Desktop Workshops
San Deigo, CA, USA
October 13-14, 2005

O'Reilly European Open Source Convention 2005
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 17-20, 2005

Zend/PHP Conference & Expo 2005
San Francisco, CA, USA
October 18-21, 2005

Newton, MA, USA
November 1-2, 2005

Open Source Database Conference 2005
Frankfurt, Germany
November 8-9, 2005

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