Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Open Source Update #38

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

THIS WEEK'S TOP NEWS

FSF RELEASES DRAFT OF GPL3. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) releases the first draft of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 3 for public review and comment. The FSF intends to finalize the updated GPL no later than March 2007.

US GRANT TO MAKE OPEN SOURCE 'SAFER'. The United States Department of Homeland Security announces a three-year, $1M U.S. grant to Stanford University, Symantec, and Coverity to identify bugs in popular open source projects, such as Linux, Mozilla, and Apache.

OPEN SOURCE INNOVATION EFFORT ANNOUNCED. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in collaboration with four IT companies and seven American universities, announces an effort to accelerate collaborative research for open source software.

US PATENT OFFICE TO IMPROVE PATENT PROCESS FOR OPEN SOURCE. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announces that it will work with IBM and the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) on improving the software patent process to take open source software into consideration.

MASSACHUSETTS REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO OPEN DOCUMENT FORMAT. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance, Thomas Trimarco, reaffirms their commitment to the Open Document Format (ODF). This news follows the recent resignation of the Massachusetts CIO, Peter Quinn.

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

A Watershed for Open Source
Sarah Lacy

Five Open Source Factors for CIOs
Paul Gillin

The open source story of the year
Dana Blankenhorn

There Is No Open Source Community
John Walker

Is LAMP growing at Java's Expense?
Zack Urlocker

IBM, Patents, and Open Source Software
Stephen Walli

25 Reasons to Convert to Linux
The Linux Information Project

Interview: Gartner's Mark Driver
Lauren Rudd

Mark Brewer CEO, Covalent Technologies
Roger Strukhoff

2006 - the year for open source
Simon Moores

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

2AB
2AB Inc. Announces Open Source Plans for jLock Scalable JAAS

AccuRev
AccuRev Joins Eclipse Foundation

Alfresco
Alfresco Announces PHP Development Interface

Allegro
Demand for Open Source Fuels Growth at Allegro

Centeris
Centeris Releases Likewise Management Suite 1.0; Simplifies Management of Linux Servers in Windows Networks

ClearNova
Comprehensive AJAX Platform Released as Open Source

Compiere
Premiere Open Source ERP and CRM Company Hosts Business Roundtables in Paris and Atlanta Highlighting Partner Network; Advance Registration Open for Compiere Intensive Training Session in San Diego

Continuent
Continuent Achieves Substantial Growth in 2005

Covalent
Covalent Technologies Continues Open Source Momentum with Strong 2005 Finish; Sets Sights on Record 2006

Coverity
Coverity Selected In Department of Homeland Security Software Initiative

Digium
VoIP Magazine Names Digium as One of the Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2006

Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse Foundation Kicks Off Seminar Series: "Eclipse In Motion"

EnterpriseDB
EnterpriseDB Announces Partner Program and Strong List of Initial Participants

Free Standards Group (FSG)
Free Standards Group Opens Linux Certification Lab in China

Funambol
CA To Develop Software Products for Managing Mobile Devices Utilizing Funambol Technology

Groundwork
GroundWork Announces 100th Subscription to GroundWork Monitor in First Full Year of Operations

HP
HP Boosts Open Source Alliance with JBoss on Linux and HP-UX 11i Platforms

IONA
Objectweb Celtix Project Achieves Third Key Milestone

Ingres
Former Oracle Executives Join Ingres

iRadeon
iRadeon Announces General Availability of AppPortal

JBoss
JBoss Launches JBoss Authorized Training Partner Program

Lattix
Lattix Joins Eclipse Foundation

Liferay
Liferay "Portal Themes" Contest Attracts Diverse Entries, Demonstrates Power Of Open Source Approach

Mandriva
Mandriva and HP launch new computers pre-loaded with Mandriva Linux 2006 in 37 Countries in Latin America

Marcus Evans
Open Source in the Enterprise

Medsphere
Medsphere Systems Corporation Acquires CIAI

Message Partners
Message Partners Announces Exclusive Distribution Partner in Poland

Mozilla
Mozilla Releases Thunderbird 1.5 Email Client

MySQL
MySQL AB Completes Record Quarter & Year

Novell
Novell Reaffirms its Commitment to the OpenDocument Format

Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF) Releases Chandler 0.6

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)
Open Source Business Conference Shows What's Now, What's Next, What's Starting and What's Legal in Open Source

Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)
OSDL supports the USPTO's drive to improve the quality of software patents

Open-Xchange
Open-Xchange Hires Open Source Expert as Executive Vice President of Marketing Strategy

Optaros
Open Source Software Makes Inroads at Majority of Corporations According to Optaros Study

O'Reilly
The 2006 O'Reilly Open Source Convention: "Opening Innovation"

Pentaho
Open Source Community Provides First Viable Alternative to Proprietary BI Suites

Red Hat
CIOs, Senior IT Executives Rank Red Hat Industry's Most Valued Vendor

Revolution Systems
Revolution Systems Announces Open Source Technology Blog

SDForum
SDForum Hosts the First Ever Think Tank on the Future of Commercial Open Source

SIPfoundry
SIPfoundry releases Version 3.0 of sipxPBX

SWSoft
SWsoft Announces Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0 RC1 Server Virtualization Solution

Softwired
Softwired Releases iBusU - Instant Messaging as Open Source

Sourcio
Sourcio Launches Open Source R&D Events Blog

SugarCRM
SugarCRM Introduces Sugar Suite 4.0, Bringing Enterprise-Grade CRM to Companies of All Sizes

Sun
Sun Microsystems Incorporates Open Java DB Into Java Enterprise System

Trolltech
Trolltech Expands Qtopia Embedded Technology Products with Qtopia Core

Virtuas
Virtuas Announces IBM OEM Partnership

Zimbra
Zimbra Launches Network Version of its Collaboration Suite For Mac OS X

Zope
Zope Corporation Releases Zope Version 3.2

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

ObjectWebCon'06
Paris, France
January 31-February 2, 2006

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

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

MySQL Users Conference 2006
Santa Clara, CA, USA
April 24-27, 2006

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