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A Bit of Licence

http://www.linuxjournal.com

One of the striking aspects of the free software community is its obsession with licences. It's as if within every hacker there's a lawyer struggling to get out. But maybe it's not so surprising; as Larry Lessig reminded us, “code is law”, and the reverse is also true in the sense that the licence adopted has a big impact on how the software is produced.

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Novell Uses IDG to Promote Mono

http://boycottnovell.com

Novell's promotional action in IDG gets even more incestuous; MySQL and Sun's other assets revisited in relation to Novell

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Closing Oracle out of open source?

http://blogs.the451group.com

The complaints and concerns over Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems and open source MySQL database grew this week to calls for the acquisition, or at least the relatively small MySQL part of it, to be blocked.

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Reasons I Believe the Community Should Support the Oracle-Sun Deal

http://www.groklaw.net

Monty Widenius has posted a press release, urging Oracle to sell MySQL to a third party, and there is a link to the materials that he and Florian Mueller, who is working with him, provided to the EU Commission, which appears to have influenced it to delay approval. I've been reading all I can find on this topic, and I'd like to tell you why I think the community should support the Oracle deal.

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Stallman opposes Oracle's takeover of MySQL

http://www.h-online.com

Following on from MySQL founder Monty Widenius, Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation, and non-profit organisations Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) and the Open Rights Group (ORG) have advised European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes not to grant approval for Oracle's takeover of MySQL.

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Monty Widenius asks Oracle to sell MySQL

http://www.h-online.com

Monty Widenius, creator of the free MySQL database and for years chief developer of the namesake company, does not want to see his creation handed over to Oracle. In a press release, he writes that he shares the EU Commission's concerns about Oracle's takeover of MySQL from its present owner Sun.

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Sun cuts global workforce by 10 percent

http://www.itwire.com

Open source hero Sun Microsystems has announced that 3000 more jobs must go, and blames the bureaucrats in Brussels.

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New Chart features in OpenOffice.org 3.2

http://blogs.sun.com

Interested in the new Chart features that will be available in OOo 3.2? Have a look: Another new chart type in OpenOffice.org 3.2 is the Filled Net Chart. Bubble Chart is available as new chart type now. Bubble Charts are similar to the XY Charts.

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Why the EU Should Block Oracle/Sun

http://blogs.computerworld.com

I've heard from Henrik Ingo, the COO (chief operating officer) for Monty Program Ab, the MySQL fork headed by MySQL's founder Michael 'Monty' Widenius. He has a different take on the EU's opposition to the deal, and I thought it worth sharing his viewpoint with you.

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EU fears Oracle will kill MySQL, but is that even possible?

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun has hit a snag. The European Commission is concerned that Oracle's will terminate the open source MySQL project, a move that would have a detrimental impact on competition in the database market. In light of the resilience inherent in open source software, it's unclear if such a maneuver would even be possible.

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Sun shareholders give their blessing to Oracle takeover

http://www.h-online.com

The path to the Oracle takeover of Sun Microsystems is nearly clear. On Thursday, during a special meeting at the companies headquarters in Santa Clara, California, Sun shareholders approved Oracle's offer. The only remaining obstacle to the planned takeover of the server, Unix and Java specialist is approval from the US Department of Justice.

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Sun's Schwartz sees open sauce with everything

http://www.theinquirer.net

SUN SUPREMO Jonathan Schwartz has been telling the Times of India that open sauce is booming.

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Open Database Alliance = Awesome

http://pento.net

The big news coming from the MySQL Community today is that Monty Widenius and Percona have founded the Open Database Alliance, a group focused on ”unifing all MySQL-related development and services, providing a solution to the fragmentation and uncertainty facing the communities, businesses and technical experts involved with MySQL”.

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The setting Sun: responses to the acquisition

http://arstechnica.com

Oracle's acquisition of Sun raised a lot of questions about the future of Sun's core technologies. Oracle says that it is committed to Solaris and Java, but some open source advocates are concerned about the implications for OpenOffice.org and MySQL. Ars looks at how Oracle and members of the open source software community have responded to the acquisition.

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How Sun and Oracle Are Changing Their Open Source Diet

http://www.thebitsource.com

Sun Microsystems and Oracle offer insight into the motives behind accelerating their involvement in open source projects. Matthew Sacks describes how these major players are pioneering their own software products by more actively using open source and virtualization technologies.

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