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

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 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


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January 23-25, 2006

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February 14-15, 2006

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