Monday, November 14, 2005

The Open Source Update #33

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


PATENT INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT LINUX. The Open Invention Network (OIN), a new patent initiative to promote Linux and spur innovation globally through access to royalty-free patents, launches. Investors in OIN include IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, and Sony.

CA'S INGRES DATABASE BECOMES INGRES CORPORATION. Computer Associates (CA) partners with Garnett & Helfrich Capital to divest its Ingres open source database unit into Ingres Corporation. Ingres' status as an open source database solution has not been impacted by this news.

ODF SUMMIT SIGNALS MOMENTUM FOR OPENDOCUMENT FORMAT. The OpenDocument Format (ODF) Summit, held last week, included representation from over 13 technology companies and several industry groups. IBM has announced that it is drafting a proposal to create an OpenDocument Foundation.

MEDSPHERE ANNOUNCES NEW CEO. Medsphere Systems Corporation, an open source healthcare solutions provider, announces the appointment of Kenneth Kizer to the role of CEO. Former CEO Larry Augustin will continue to serve on the Board of Directors, and Kenneth Kizer will retain his role as Chairman of the Board.

PENTAHO ANNOUNCES OPEN SOURCE BI CONSOLIDATION. Pentaho, an open source Business Intelligence (BI) software company, announces that the Mondrian On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) project will join Pentaho. Julian Hyde, Founder and Lead Developer of the Mondrian Project, has joined Pentaho as an employee.

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

The art of the open source deal
Mark Brunelli

Open source, open wallet
Martin LaMonica

Europe and the US philosophically divided on open source?
Ingrid Marson

OSBC proves open source and business go together
Robin Miller

The real story behind the Massachusetts ODF flap
Bernard Golden

Forrester on where open source is booming
Matt Asay

Interview: Bob Young after Red Hat
Joe Brockmeier

Open source will struggle for a slice of BI pie
Greg Bogiages

Open Source Symposium report
Crystle Numan

I'm Not Dead Yet! KDE vs. GNOME
Steven Vaughan-Nichols

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Alfresco Named One of Emerging Elite Winners at Open Source Business Conference

Akibia Hosts Seminar with Novell on Linux and Open Source Virtualization and High Availability Featuring Leading IT Research Firm

Business Objects
Business Objects Announces Preview Release of Crystal Reports for Eclipse

Ubuntu Gains IBM DB2 Certification

Cenzic Releases More Plug-Ins for Nessus Security Scanner to Open Source

EnterpriseDB Named One of Three "Ones to Watch" At Open Source Business Conference

IBDNetwork's Under the Radar Event Features Open-Source Solutions for the Enterprise

Linux Extensions, Key Software Development Tools Released for Cell Broadband Engine Microprocessor

Ingres Announces World-Class Management Team to Lead Newly Independent Business Open Source Database Company

LogicBlaze Introduces Services and Support for Open Source Enterprise Service Bus ServiceMix 2.0

LogicLibrary Offers Integrated Repository and Registry

MARVELit Launches OpenReports Portal, the Open Source Business Intelligence Solution With Simple Web-Based Executive Reporting for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Medsphere Names Renowned Healthcare Leader as CEO

Happy Birthday Firefox!

Open Invention Network (OIN)
Open Invention Network Formed to Promote Linux and Spur Innovation Globally Through Access to Key Patents

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)
Three Open Source Startups Named "Ones to Watch" at Recent Open Source Business Conference

Open Source Strategies
Open Source ERP to Drive Open Source Database Adoption

Pentaho and Mondrian: Open Source Business Intelligence Consolidation Begins

PostgreSQL 8.1.0 Officially Released

Sleepycat Ships New Version of Berkeley DB XML with 500 Percent Performance Increase

TransNexus releases open source software for VoIP routing

VA Linux Systems Japan
VA Linux Releases 'SMTPGuard', a Brand-new Anti-SPAM Solution, as an Open Source Software

Zend Technologies Introduces Zend Studio 5


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

Paris, France
January 31-february 2, 2006

San Francisco, CA, USA
February 14-15, 2006


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