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The ongoing MySQL campaign

http://lwn.net

If the deal is approved based on the fact that 'MySQL can be forked', that will be a big blow to open source Software.

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Monty's 'Save MySQL' gets 15,000 backers

http://www.theregister.co.uk

A petition to stop Oracle taking over MySQL has garnered support from more than 15,000 people, after Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius launched his last gasp web campaign in December.

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IBM will offer the Open Source Web eyeOS to its System Z customers

http://blog.eyeos.org

We're happy to present to the eyeOS community the result of more than six months of work together with the great IBM US team, where eyeOS will be the Sample Workload of the new System Z serie Solution Edition for Cloud Computing

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Can Novell Survive 2010 Without Being Acquired/Merged?

http://boycottnovell.com

Novell's weakness and slowdown as shown by this week's press

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Some thoughts on MySQL and Oracle

http://lwn.net

Your editor wishes to take no position on whether Oracle's acquisition of Sun Microsystems should be allowed to proceed by the European Union. Such a decision certainly involves a number of antitrust considerations which go beyond the free software community. That said, some of the positions being taken around this acquisition shine an interesting light on how parts of our community work.

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Making Money by Giving Stuff Away

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Open source software is obviously extremely interesting to companies from a utilitarian viewpoint: it means they can reduce costs and – more significantly – decrease their dependence on single suppliers. But there's another reason why businesses should be following the evolution of this field:

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Evaluating On-Site Linux Training Classes

http://spidertools.com

On-Site training for Linux needs to be evaluated on a regular basis to make the communication effective and content relative to student needs. This can be done using this three step process.

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Open source became big business in 2009

http://news.cnet.com

Open source has long been an important development methodology. The biggest surprise of 2009, however, was just how quickly it took center stage as a business strategy in the larger software economy.

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MontaVista Eyes Bigger Networking, Carrier Linux Wins

http://www.enterprisenetworkingplanet.com

Linux player MontaVista Software is now officially part of chip vendor Cavium Networks, concluding a rapid $50 million transaction that it hopes will see it better able to go after large networking and carrier customers.

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Sun Reductions Will Hit Open Source Efforts

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In late November, many thousands of Sun Microsystems employees got the word that effective January 4, their services will no longer be required. While the cuts were expected, the extent of the layoffs are more far-reaching than might be expected.

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Oracle Likely to Own MySQL Shortly, European Commission’s Credibility at Stake

http://boycottnovell.com

Oracle commits to swallowing but not devouring the dolphin, whereas the creator of MySQL database, who is now with Microsoft’s CodePlex Foundation, lobbies with Microsoft against it

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10 questions to ask when selecting open source products for your enterprise

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com

During the current economic downturn, enterprises are increasingly adopting open source systems due to their significant cost advantages and their liberal license policies. Below are 10 questions you can ask to evaluate open source maturity.

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Simon Phipps: “Linux is No Longer Important Enough to Justify a Business Unit at Novell”

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A look at Novell's de-emphasis on GNU/Linux and increased focus on Microsoft software

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OpenLogic Launches Open Source Fulfillment Center

http://www.openlogic.com

OpenLogic, Inc., a provider of enterprise open source software solutions encompassing hundreds of open source packages, today announced Open Source Fulfillment Center, an OpenLogic service that helps companies ensure compliance with open source licenses and avoid lawsuits such as happened with fourteen well known consumer electronics manufacturers this week who are alleged to have violated terms o

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My new focus at Canonical

http://www.markshuttleworth.com

From March next year, I'll focus my Canonical energy on product design, partnerships and customers. Those are the areas that I enjoy most and also the areas where I can best shape the impact we have on open source and the technology market.

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