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MySQL Moves Closer to Closed

https://www.networkworld.com

Monty Widenius laments as Oracle begins the process of moving MySQL out of the light and into its proprietary dungeon. Time for a FreeSQL fork?

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sun-java6 packages removed soon from Debian/Ubuntu (and all other linux distros)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com

Since I have been maintaining sun-java6 packages for a year and half, I am following the rhythm releases (security is one of the reasons).
A few days ago, I pinged on Twitter Dalibor Topic, who is, AFAIK, the person in charge of this at Oracle, he replied with a blog post Retiring the DLJ.

The main information from this blog post is:

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Copyright assignment is killing the “free” in free software

http://np237.livejournal.com

How many contributions are being left out of CUPS because of this stupid copyright assignment? It looks to me that such software is doomed to remain crippled as long as companies like Apple are in charge of their maintenance.

There is free software. And there is free software by Apple. And Oracle. And Canonical.

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Created by mariuz 3 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 22 weeks ago
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Red Hat's "obfuscated" kernel source

http://lwn.net

Red Hat is making things harder for downstream by shipping its RHEL 6 kernel source as one big tarball, instead of breaking out the patches, like the upstream does. This is not a simple mistake but a policy and the company will not comment on this change.

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Free easy data base reporting using Data Visualization

http://sites.google.com

Data Visualization is a free cross data base and cross platform reporting tool. Its target is very simple: whatever operating system you use, whatever data base you keep data in and whatever report you want to have, you can create it for free in few a minutes using simple GUI.

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Sun's open source legacy - Code and compromises

http://www.h-online.com

The aftermath of Oracle's purchase of Sun and the subsequent forking of a number of open source projects, has highlighted the necessity to protect the integrity of the commons and to keep commercially sponsored open source projects honest, and true to the principles of free and open source software.

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Open source campaigners urge investigation of Novell patent sale

http://www.out-law.com

Open Source Initiative (OSI) has asked a German competition law regulator to investigate the purchase of patents owned by Novell by CPTN, a consortium led by Microsoft and including Apple, Oracle and EMC.

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The ASF Resigns From the JCP Executive Committee

https://blogs.apache.org

The Apache Software Foundation concludes that that JCP is not an open specification process - that Java specifications are proprietary technology that must be licensed directly from the spec lead under whatever terms the spec lead chooses; that the commercial concerns of a single entity, Oracle, will continue to seriously interfere with and bias the transparent governance of the ecosystem; that i

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Apache Foundation to vote down Java 7, protesting Oracle abuses

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's decision to block Apache's Harmony project from being recognized as standards-compliant falls afoul of the rules that govern Java standardization and has raised serious questions about the openness of the programming language. The non-profit ASF intends to fight back by using its seat in the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee to vote against the approval of Java 7, the next major version of the programming language.

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Apache declares war on Oracle over Java

http://www.itworld.com

Charging that Oracle has willfully disregarded the licensing terms for its own Java technology, the Apache Software Foundation has called upon other members of the Java Community Process (JCP) to vote against the next proposed version of the language, should Oracle continue to impose restrictions on open-source Java use.

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Have Oracle just made it worse for everyone?

http://ur1.ca

I guess everybody has heard that a majority of the key developers in the OpenOffice.org community decided to set up the Document Foundation: an independent foundation to continue and manage work on the Openoffice.org codebase. If you’ve not, then I can recommend Terry Hancock’s piece as a starting point (and a good summary of why forking is vital).

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Oracle OpenOffice.org vs. TDF LibreOffice

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Oracle continues to be at the center of controversy despite their press release stating they will continue to support and release OpenOffice.org as an open source project.

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Leaving the OpenOffice.org project

http://standardsandfreedom.net

Today is a special day. I feel both sad and relieved, happy and somewhat disgusted. I have officially resigned from all my duties, roles and positions inside the OpenOffice.org project.

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Java Trap, 2010 Edition

http://journal.paul.querna.org

Oracle is going to control the future of Java. I don’t know what will happen to the Java Community Process, but I lack any faith in it continuing.

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Created by lozz 3 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 44 weeks ago
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The OpenOffice fork is officially here

http://blogs.computerworld.com

It's not that Oracle wishes ill of The Document Foundation and its take on OpenOffice, LibreOffice. Oracle just isn't going to be having anything to do with it.

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