Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Open Source Update #31

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

THIS WEEK'S TOP NEWS

[Note: Enterprise Open Source Journal's Senior Technical Editor & Consulting Industry Analyst Raven Zachary will be at OSBC East in Boston this week. If you are attending OSBC East, copies of Enterprise Open Source Journal will be available near the registration desk.]

EMIC BECOMES CONTINUENT, OBTAINS ADDITIONAL FUNDING. Emic, an open source high availability middleware company, changes its name to Continuent and obtains $5.75 million US in a Series B funding round from Trident Capital, Nordic Venture Partners and Ledstiernan.

OPENLOGIC NAMES NEW CEO, OBTAINS ADDITIONAL FUNDING. OpenLogic, an open source software company, names Steven Grandchamp as their new CEO, and announces the addition of UV Partners to their Series A investment round.

CENTERIS OBTAINS $5 MILLION US FUNDING ROUND, RELEASES BETA. Centeris, a Linux management software company, obtains $5 million US in its Series A investment round from Ignition Partners, and releases a beta version of its new software.

OPEN SOURCE COMPLIANCE INSURANCE LAUNCHES. Open Source Risk Management (OSRM), Lloyd’s underwriter Kiln, and Lloyd’s broker Miller launch the first-ever open source compliance insurance, covering up to $10 million US in direct losses from non-compliance of open source licenses.

APACHE WEB SERVER REACHES 50 MILLION SERVERS. Netcraft, an Internet services company, announces in its October 2005 Web Server Survey that Apache Web Server has passed the 50 million server mark.

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

"Rethinking Open Source Strategy" by Steve Andriole

"Research: Open source not innovative? Or simply not loud enough about it?" by Matt Asay

"Devil's Advocate: Twists and turns of open source" by Martin Brampton

"MySQL CEO: Partnerships will propel OSS into mainstream" by Jan Stafford

"Open source standards are the story of the year" by Dana Blankenhorn

"Why do people switch to Linux?" by Tom Adelstein

"Goldegg" by Seth Gottlieb

"First Look at SUSE 10.0" by Adam Doxtater

"The Story of Snort: Past, Present and Future" by Martin Roesch

"Open Source Is Alive and Well with Commercial Developers" by Jack Germain

ANNOUNCEMENTS
News, press releases, and announcements from open source vendors, organizations, and projects. Submit your news to update@eosj.com.

Aepona
Aepona Announces Full Complement of JAVA Support

Alfresco
Alfresco Releases First Open Source Enterprise Content Management Solution

BitRock
BitRock Selected to Participate in OSBC East 2005

Centeris
Centeris Announces Comprehensive Solution for Managing Linux Servers in Windows Networks

CodeWeavers
CodeWeavers Debuts CrossOver Office 5.0 Featuring Microsoft Office 2003 Support

Continuent
Commercial Open Source Solution Provider Continuent Announces Launch and $5.75 Million Round of Funding

Covalent
Covalent Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with BEA Systems

DLT Solutions
Inaugural Red Hat Government Users Conference to Showcase Open Source and Linux; Red Hat and DLT Solutions host one-day government end-users training conference

Digium
Digium Announces Highest Analog Density Card in Open Source Telephony Market

Eclipse
Eclipse Foundation Announces Keynotes for EclipseCon 2006

Google
Google Supports Open Source Initiatives

IBM
IBM Unveils New Apache Geronimo-Based Software and Support

Marcus Evans
Open Source in the Enterprise: From Evaluation, Adoption to Implementation and Optimization - Integrating Open Source into Existing IT Platforms

MySQL
MySQL 5.0 Now Available for Production Use

ObjectWeb
Members of ObjectWeb's Enterprise Service Bus Initiative Target JBI Support

OpenLogic
OpenLogic Announces Software Veteran Steven L. Grandchamp as CEO and Closes New Investment From UV Ventures

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)
Open Source Business Conference Kicks Off on Tuesday, November 1 in Boston

Open Source Consulting
Open Source Consulting Principal To Address Goldman Sachs Investor Conference

Open Source Risk Management (OSRM)
First-ever Open Source Compliance Insurance Now Available Through Partnership Between London-Based Lloyd's Underwriter Kiln, Lloyd's broker Miller and Open Source Risk Management

Open Source Talent
Open Source Job Posting and Project Outsourcing Site Launches

Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange Announces New Open Source Project for GNOME Evolution Connector

O'Reilly
JBoss at Work: A Practical Guide: Building and Deploying J2EE in the Real World

Pingtel
Pingtel Transcends Traditional PBXs by Enabling True, Standards-Based Real Time Communications

Plone Foundation
Plone Foundation Releases Plone 2.1; The Fastest Growing Open Source Content Management System Releases New Version

PostgeSQL
Companies Come Together to Fund PostgreSQL Improvements

Scalix
Momentum Grows for Linux Email Provider Scalix, with Hundreds of New Customers, Thousands of Downloads of Free Version and Industry Accolades

Sleepycat
Sleepycat Launches New Consulting Packages for Berkeley DB

Sun
Industry Adoption of Sun's Solaris 10 Operating System Continues to Accelerate

Wine
The Wine Project Releases Wine 0.9, Declares Its Open-Source Initiative Ready For Commercial Testing

UPCOMING EVENTS

Advanced Software Law & Practice (Open Source)
San Francisco, CA, USA
November 3-4, 2005

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

International PHP Conference
Frankfurt, Germany
November 6-9, 2005

Gartner Open Source Summit
Orlando, FL, USA
December 7-9, 2005

ApacheCon US 2005
San Diego, CA, USA
December 10-14, 2005

Open Source in the Enterprise
San Francisco, CA, USA
January 23-25, 2006

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