Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A Holiday Break

The weekly Open Source Update will be on hiatus until the new year. The quantity of news drops considerably towards the holidays and it's time for a vacation.

I'll be back in 2006 with regular, weekly coverage of open source news and a few surprises.

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Open Source Update #37

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

NOTE: This is the final issue of The Open Source Update for 2005, due to an overall reduction in news during the upcoming holdiay season. EOSJ will be continuing its open source coverage in January. Thank you.


JBOSS ACQUIRES, OPEN SOURCES TECHNOLOGY FROM ARJUNA, HP. JBoss announces the acquisition and open sourcing of distributed transaction monitor and web services technologies from Arjuna Technologies and HP. The technology acquisitions will be included in the JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite (JEMS).

SUN RELEASES OPEN SOURCE PROCESSOR DESIGN. Sun Microsystems open sources the design of its new UltraSPARC T1 microprocessor, intending to increase participation in processor architecture development and application design. The OpenSPARC Project will be available in the first quarter of 2006.

PENTAHO OBTAINS $5 MILLION US FUNDING ROUND. Pentaho, an open source business intelligence software company, obtains $5 million US in its Series A investment round from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Index Ventures.

RED HAT ENTERS OPEN SOURCE STACK MARKET. Red Hat announces its plans to release three certified open source software stacks for Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers. These stacks will be certified and supported by Red Hat beginning in the first quarter of 2006.

BBN AWARDED UP TO $11 MILLION US FOR OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE PROJECT. BBN Technologies announces that it has been awarded up to $11 million US by the Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the development of open source radio systems. The program will improve wireless connectivity and performance in unpredictable urban environments.

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

Summarize a year in open source
Dana Blanekhorn

War of the Worlds act 1: JBoss open sources Arjuna/HP technology
Marc Fleury

Patent pools offer open source a new incentive--and a new source of power
Andy Oram

Open Source databases rounded up and rodeod
Andrew Hudson

Does Ingres buyout portend a better future?
Lauren Rudd

One city's move to open source
Ingrid Marson

The Chicken, the Egg and the Linux Desktop
Steven Vaughan-Nichols

EULAs, indemnification, and user protection
Bruce Byfield

If this suite's a success, why is it so buggy?
Andrew Brown

Opening Solaris opens door to community, derivative distros
Stephen Feller

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

The 451 Group
The 451 Group: Ignoring Open Source May Expose Enterprise Software Vendors to Significant Risk and Result in Missed Opportunities

Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Jetspeed 2.0 Released

Alfresco Enterprise Content Management 1.1 Released

BBN Technologies
BBN Technologies Awarded up to $11 Million In Defense Funding To Advance the State of Cognitive, Open-Source, Software-Defined Radios

Black Duck
Black Duck Expands Advisory Board With Prominent Industry Executives and Academics

Cape Clear
Cape Clear Announces Its Membership in Eclipse Foundation

Centeris Adds Windows and Linux Experts from Microsoft and HP

Cignex Reduces System Administrators' Workload, Improves Curriculum Quality for the University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Celoxica Design Used to Develop Open Source IP for Internet Protocol (IPv6) Services Applications

CollabNet and Palamida Bring IP Integrity Verification into Distributed Application Lifecycle to Accelerate IP Compliance

DCC Alliance
The DCC Alliance Releases Common, Standards-Compliant Core for Debian GNU/Linux Distributions

EnterpriseDB and JasperSoft Team to Deliver JasperReports DBA Dashboard for EnterpriseDB

Kabira Chooses Exadel for Open Source Expertise

Funambol's Mobile Open Source Software Gains Popularity Worldwide for PIM Applications

Groundwork Joins Palamida in Setting Precedent for Intellectual Property Transparency in Commercial Software

Hyperic Launches HQ 2.5, the Most Complete IT Management Solution for Open Source and Commercial Infrastructure

IBM Fuels Open Standards Adoption in Emerging Economies Through Support for OpenDocument Format

Intalio Acquires FiveSight to Drive Open Source BPM Strategy

JBoss Acquires and Open Sources Distributed Transaction Monitor and Web Services Technologies

BPS Enlists JasperSoft To Deliver Superior Reporting Capabilities and Compliance Management

LinuxQuestions.org Launches Redesigned Website

MARVELit "OpenReports DASH" Appliance With Bundled Hardware/Software Will Make Open Source BI Solution Instantly Available to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Community Health Network of West Virginia Selects Medsphere OpenVista

MontaVista and Texas Instruments Team to Accelerate and Simplify the Development of Digital Video Applications

Alcatel Selects MySQL Cluster for its Next-Generation Telecom Network Products

Novacoast Teams With SUSE Linux in Deployment of Asterisk Open Source PBX

Novasoft becomes a Magnolia partner

nuBridges Ships truExchange FTP for Linux

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
Siemens Joins Open Source Development Labs

Open Source Victoria (OSV)
OSV Launches Open Source Software Catalog for Education Sector

OpenLogic Releases BlueGlue Version 3.5

Packt Publishing
Joomla! Book Announced

Pentaho Receives $5 Million in Series A Funding

Ping Identity
Ping Announces Open Source Toolkit for WS-Federation Integration with Apache

R J Kiln & Co
Kiln and Miller launch Open Source compliance insurance

rSmart Group
Sakai Foundation Elects rSmart President to Board of Directors

Red Hat
Red Hat Delivers Certified Open Source Stacks Online

Sage Software Announces Sage Accpac ERP With Nitix, a Revolutionary New Business Management Choice Offering Freedom From Microsoft Technology 'Stack'

plendidCRM Software Brings Open Source CRM to the Microsoft Environment

Sun Microsystems Launches OpenSPARC Project - Ignites New Open Source Community for Breakthrough UltraSPARC T1 Processor

XenSource Introduces First Commercial Virtualization Infrastructure Solution to Deliver Benefits of Open Source Xen to Enterprise Data Centers

Zend Technologies Appoints Mark de Visser as Chief Marketing Officer


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

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
Boston, MA, USA
April 3-6, 2006

Monday, December 05, 2005

The Open Source Update #36

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


SUN RELEASES ADDITIONAL OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE. Sun Microsystems announces that the Java Enterprise System, N1 Management software, and the Sun development tools are now available as open source software. Sun's open source Solaris operating system, along with a set of open source software form Sun, has been released as The Solaris Enterprise System.

IDC PREDICTS OPEN SOURCE TO HAVE GREATER IMPACT IN 2006. IDC, an IT market intelligence firm, releases its Predictions 2006 report indicating that moderate IT spending growth will accelerate the use of open source in the enterprise and encourage disruptive business models based on 'open innovation'.

FSF, SFLC RELEASE GPL REVISION GUIDELINES. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) release guidelines for revising the GNU General Public License (GPL). The FSF intends to release the first discussion draft of the new GPLv3 license in January for public discussion.

OSDL DESKTOP LINUX CLIENT SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED. The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) releases the results of their October 2005 Desktop Linux Client Survey to determine the primary drivers and barriers to Linux desktop adoption. Top drivers for Linux desktop adoption include user demand, competitive pressures, and cost, while top barriers include application support, peripheral support, and end user training.

MOZILLA LAUNCHES FIREFOX 1.5. The Mozilla Foundation launches a major update to its popular open source Firefox web browser, Firefox 1.5. The update to Firefox comes one year after the debut of Firefox 1.0, which has already surpassed 100 million downloads.

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

Just what constitutes an open source company?
Matt Asay

Best Legal Practices for Open Source Software:
Ten Tips For Managing Legal Risks for Businesses Using Open Source Software

Dennis Kennedy

Is Open Source Really Just as Good?, Part II
Michael Jung

Free Grows Revenue - Just Ask Your Carrier
Jonathan Schwartz

How to get people to work for free
David Horton

Open Source CRM: The Facts
Angela Eager

The Open Source Option
Steve Apiki

Windows vs. Linux Study Author Replies
Herb Thompson

Does the market really want an open source stack from Sun?
Dana Gardner

Closing the Knowledge Gap on 'Open Source'
Gil Friend

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

Autodesk Contributes Web Mapping Software to Open Source Community

Business Objects
Business Objects and Red Hat Sign Global Technology Partner Agreement

Lockheed Martin selects Concurrent’s RedHawk Linux for THAAD Missile Defense Program

EnterpriseDB Announces General Availability for Sun Solaris SPARC and x86

Exadel to Sponsor Gartner Open Source Summit 2005

Free Software Foundation
FSF releases guidelines for revising the GPL

IDC Predicts That Moderate Spending Growth Will Push IT Vendors Toward Disruptive Business Models

Ingres Attracts Additional Industry Veterans to Lead Global Sales and Support for Enterprise Customers

New Perspectives for Service Oriented Architectures (SOA): Modeling Web Services Business Logic with Microsoft Excel

Language Standards for Global Business Summit
MySQL Executive, Kaj Arnö, to Deliver Keynote on Standards-based Platforms at Language Standards for Global Business Summit

Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
LPI appoints new President and CEO

Mozilla Introduces Firefox 1.5 and Ups the Ante in Web Browsing

NetManage Joins JBoss Certified Partner Program

Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Earns Top Honors

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
Desktop Linux Survey

Pervasive Software Contributing Code to PostgreSQL Community for Sun Solaris 10 DTrace Monitoring Framework

rSmart Media Advisory: rSmart Showcases New Solution for Migration from Proprietary to Open Source Learning Management Systems at the Fourth Annual Sakai Conference

Red Hat
Fujitsu and Red Hat Work to Expand Enterprise Ecosystem

Former McAfee and Computer Associates Executive Joins Sendmail as President and CEO

Sleepycat Software Releases New Version of Berkeley DB

SourceForge.net Launches New Site Design -- First Phase Optimizes Site Navigation and User Experience

SugarCRM Generates Business Results and a Loyal Customer Base

Sun Pioneers Shift to Free and Open Source Software; Builds on Success of Solaris by Announcing Java Enterprise System, Developer Tools and N1 Software are Available at No Cost

Trolltech Launches First Linux-based VoIP Framework for Handheld Devices

Varicent Announces Support for PostgreSQL v8.1

Venexus adopts DotNetNuke for online business environment


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