Monday, February 06, 2006

The Open Source Update #39

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

THIS WEEK'S TOP NEWS

RPATH OBTAINS $6.4 MILLION US FUNDING ROUND. rPath, an open source software 'appliance' company, obtains $6.4 MILLION US in its Series A investment round from North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.

NEW SURVEY RESULTS EXPLORE OPEN SOURCE DEMAND. A recent survey of IT decision makers by Exadel, an open source solutions company, finds that demand for open source is growing, but a lack of knowledge and limited commercial support are both obstacles to more widespread adoption.

LINUX FOUNDER SAYS 'NO' TO GPL3. Linus Torvalds, the founder of Linux, says that the Linux kernel will continue to use version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPL) indefinitely.

INDUSTRY ALLIANCE FORMED BY NETWORKING COMPANIES. Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, and Siemens announce the creation of the SCOPE Alliance, an industry alliance to accelerate the deployment of open carrier grade base platforms (including the use of open source software).

QLUSTERS RELEASES OPEN SOURCE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT PROJECT. Qlusters releases openQRM, an open source systems management platform designed to automate the management of x86 servers in data center environments.

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

Thinking About GPL3...
Jonathan Schwartz

Peter Quinn's First Interview
Pamela Jones

United States: Open Source: Answers To 10 Common Questions (IP)
Joel Lehrer and Ira Heffan

How to choose an open-source CMS
Seth Gottlieb

Open-Source Licensing: Here's What I've 'Noticed'
Heather Meeker


From Analog to VoIP: Asterisk Brings Telephony Together Under One Open-Source Platform
Howard Wen

OSBC director: Can Microsoft become one of the OSS guys?
Jack Loftus

openQRM cluster manager released as open source
Andy Oram

Sun Scores First 'Defensive' Open-Source Success
Charles Babcock

JBoss Diaries: interview with Sacha Labourey
Marc Fleury

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

ActiveGrid
ActiveGrid Adds IBM DB2 Express-C to ActiveGrid's Enterprise LAMP Application Platform

Actuate
Actuate, IBM, Pentaho, Scapa Technologies and Zend Commit to Eclipse BIRT 2.0

Alfresco
Alfresco Launches Global Partner Network to Support Rapidly Expanding Deployment of Enterprise Content Management Solutions

BitRock
Alfresco and BitRock Enable Open Source ECM Stack Install in Minutes

Compiere
Compiere Announces New Management Dashboard for Open Source ERP & CRM Application

Concurrent
Concurrent And Novell To Offer Real-Time Computing Solution Powered By SUSE Linux

Continuent
Continuent Ships Database Virtualization Solution for PostgreSQL

Covalent
Covalent Announces Support for Apache Geronimo Application Server

db4objects
db4o Launches Hibernate-enabled Object to Relational Database Replication

Digium
Digium and Ranch Networks Team to Make Asterisk the Most Secure and Scalable VoIP Solution

ETI Software
ETI Migrates CableBridge and Triad to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Exadel
Exadel Announces AJAX Support For JSF

Fonality
Open Source Pioneer Larry Augustin Joins Fonality's Board of Directors

Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Free Software Award Winner Announced

Free Standards Group (FSG)
The Free Standards Group Board Attracts Industry Leaders From Fujitsu, Gesmer Updegrove, HP, LPI, and Novell

Funambol
Funambol to Speak, Exhibit at World's Leading Mobile and Open Source Events Throughout First Half of 2006

Go Open Source
Go Open Source launches Channel Partner Programme

Greenplum
Greenplum Announces General Availability of Bizgres MPP

Groundwork
GroundWork Open Source Taps Tony Barbagallo as Vice President of Marketing

IBM
IBM Delivers Advanced Search and Business Insight Framework to Open Source Community

IONA
IONA Launches Services Packages For Customers Utilizing Objectweb Celtix Open Source ESB Project

InfoAxon
InfoAxon launches Professional Open Source Consulting & Support Services packages to enable enterprise embrace professional open source solutions while mitigating risk

JBoss
JBoss Growth Fuels Expanded Management Team

Lattix
Lattix LDM for Eclipse Now Available

Mandriva
Mandriva to support IBM's initiative to offer free dataserver

Mozilla Foundation
SeaMonkey 1.0 Released

Nokia
Nokia to Release Python for S60 Source Code to Open-Source Software Developer Community

Novell
Novell Delivers Comprehensive Bundled Linux Solution for Mid-sized Enterprises

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)
Open Source Startups and the VCs Who Fund Them Featured at Open Source Business Conference

Open Source Storage
Open Source Storage (OSS) Datacenter Ready Servers and Storage Solutions Power Leading News Site TOPIX.NET

Open-Xchange
New Open-Xchange 'OXtender' Enables Replacement of Windows Server

Optaros
Optaros Releases White Paper "Service Oriented Architecture and Open Source Solutions"

Pervasive
Did-It Search Marketing Recognizes Benefits of PostgreSQL through Assistance from Pervasive Software

Qlusters
Qlusters Announces Industry's First Open Source Systems Management Project

Red Hat
Red Hat Adds Muscle to One Laptop Per Child Movement

rPath
rPath Announces Series A Funding of $6.4M

Sleepycat
Sleepycat Software Releases New Version of Berkeley DB Java Edition

SplendidCRM
SplendidCRM Software Closes the Gap

SourceForge
SourceForge.net Introduces Subversion Support for Key Open Source Projects

SourceLabs
SWiK, the Popular Online Community for Open Source Projects, Shows Significant Traffic Gains

SugarCRM
SugarCRM passes 1 Million download mark for "All things Sugar!"

Sun
Sun Microsystems NetBeans Achieves Broad Developer Adoption

Symantec
Symantec and IBM xSeries Help Entertainment Partners Eliminate Downtime With Linux

Trolltech
Trolltech demonstrates strong 2005 growth in cross-platform application development and embedded Linux

Turbolinux
Turbolinux to Advance Linux Market Leadership Position in China

Unisys
Security and Competitive Concerns Force Financial Institutions to Find Creative Ways to Regain Eroding Consumer Trust in 2006

Zend
Zend Technologies Announces Significant Update for Zend Core for IBM

Zimbra
Zimbra Simplifies Integration of Messaging and Web Technologies with Zimlets

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

JBoss World 2006
Las Vegas, NV, USA
june 12-15, 2006

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