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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'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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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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OpenIndiana

http://openin.org

OpenIndiana is a continuation of the OpenSolaris operating system. It was conceived during the period of uncertainty following the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems, after several months passed with no binary updates made available to the public.

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Glibc finally free software

http://www.h-online.com

Code from 1985 under an old Sun licence and included in glibc has been re-licensed by Oracle America under a BSD licence

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Oracle's anti-OSS stance

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Is Oracle starting to show its true feelings for open source software? It's taken a few months but the effects of Oracle buying Sun Microsystems are starting to become obvious. And among them are a series of blows for open source software.

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Larry Ellison: “We Have to Exploit Open Source.”

http://techrights.org

Good new find from SJVN and further explanation about comedy regarding software patents at Sun Microsystems

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Larry Ellison: “If an Open Source Product Gets Good Enough, We’ll Simply Take It.”

http://techrights.org

Leader of Sun's open source programme is not at all positive about Oracle's commitment to Free/libre software

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The final verdict is in: OpenSolaris is no more.

http://blog.hydrasystemsllc.com

In what is supposedly a leaked internal memo to Oracle staff, the adoptive parent company of Sun’s OpenSolaris had announced the fate the project’s (and binary release’s) future. That is, they will support it no more outside of CDDL’d package updates for future Solaris (i.e. Solaris 11) releases.

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Novell/Mono Could be Sued by Oracle

http://techrights.org

Next target for Oracle could be Novell; Sun's outgoing CEO gets a part-time job alongside a former Noveller

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Woah, It Looks Like Oracle Will Stand Behind OpenSolaris

http://www.phoronix.com

Since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems last year, the future of the Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems have been called into question especially as the OpenSolaris 2010.1H release was missing and has been that way for months now with no official communication from Oracle. A new OpenSolaris release hasn't come in more than a year and we still are left wondering if or when it will arrive.

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DTrace's creator leaves Sun

http://blogs.sun.com

In Februrary 1996, I came out to Sun Microsystems to interview for a job knowing only two things: that I wanted to do operating systems kernel development -- and that I didn't particularly want to work for Sun. I was right on the first count, but knew I was wrong on the second just moments into my first conversation with Jeff.

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R.I.P. OpenSolaris

http://blogs.computerworld.com

Goodbye, OpenSolaris. It's been fun knowing you. Unfortunately for you, it's become all too clear that your new parent company, Oracle, doesn't want a thing to do with you.

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MySQL founder seeks to challenge Oracle's acquisition of Sun

http://www.h-online.com

At the European Court in Luxembourg, Monty Widenius has brought proceedings against the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems

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MySQL founder appeals against Sun-Oracle merger

http://www.ft.com

Monty Widenius, founder of the MySQL open-source database business, whose fate held up Oracle’s $7.4bn purchase of Sun Microsystems for months last year, has filed an appeal against the decision by European competition authorities to clear the merger. The European Commission said it was aware of the appeal, filed with the European courts in Luxembourg, but did not yet know the grounds.

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