The Open Source Update #40
Compiled by Raven Zachary for Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ)
After compiling 40 issues of The Open Source Update for Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ), I am stepping down from this role. I have joined The 451 Group, a technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. In this new role as Senior Analyst and the Open Source Practice Head, I will be responsible for The 451 Group’s ongoing coverage of open source and the creation of a new open source adoption research service, called CAOS (Commercial Adoption of Open Source).
This newsletter will continue, under the direction of TCI Publishing, the publishers of Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ). As an EOSJ subscriber, you will continue to receive this newsletter on a regular basis.
To further focus on my new role at The 451 Group, I have also resigned my duties as Senior Technical Editor for Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ), but will remain on in an advisory capacity. The team at TCI Publishing is doing a fantastic job with the magazine, and I look forward working with them in this new role.
Take care, and thank you for your continued support. It has been a pleasure to serve you.
THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS
ORACLE ACQUIRES OPEN SOURCE DATABASE COMPANY. Oracle acquires Sleepycat, an open source embedded database company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but estimates suggest it was worth close to $60 million US.
MYSQL OBTAINS $18.5 MILLION US FUNDING ROUND. MySQL, an open source database company, obtains $18.5 million US in its Series C investment round from Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Intel Capital, Red Hat, SAP Ventures, and Presidio STX.
ALFRESCO OBTAINS $8 MILLION US FOUNDING ROUND. Alfresco, an open source document management company, obtains $8 million US in its Series B investment round from Mayfield and Accel.
COLLAX OBTAINS ADDITIONAL FUNDING. Collax, a small business Linux company, obtains additional Series A funding from Intel Capital, bringing the total for this round to $8.4 million US. Previous Series A investors include Atlas Venture Partners and Wellington Partners.
ICS ACQUIRES PROJECT.NET, PLANS TO RELEASE AS OPEN SOURCE. Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS), a software development tools company, announces the acquisition of Project.net, a web-based enterprise project management application. ICS intends to release Project.net as open source within the next few months.
A collection of open source editorials, opinions, and blog entries from around the world.
BEA found JBoss acquisition too expensive
OSBC West Redux
All open source is doomed (yadda yadda yadda)
Oracle’s ‘All You Can Eat’ Software
Survey Shows Linux Is the Better Server Choice
Fixing Patents, Open-Source Style
Absolutely no truth to the rumour…
Musing on Margin Migration
OSBC Day 1 Notes
OSBC Town Hall Meeting
News, press releases, and announcements from open source vendors, organizations, and projects. Submit your news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EnterpriseDB Releases Advanced Server 8.1
Intalio Brings Web 2.0 to BPM
Net Integration Technologies
Net Integration Technologies Launches New Offering Designed for Small and Medium Businesses
Qlusters Expands Executive Team
SugarCRM to Resell SpikeSource Spike Net
Turbolinux to Open an Affiliate in India
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
Boston, MA, USA
April 3-6, 2006
MySQL Users Conference 2006
Santa Clara, CA, USA
April 24-27, 2006
Santa Clara, CA, USA
March 20-23, 2006
JBoss World 2006
Las Vegas, NV, USA
June 12-15, 2006
Red Hat Summit 2006
Nashville, TN, USA
May 30 – June 2, 2006