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MySQL backtracks on closed-source plan

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Sun Microsystems has backtracked on previous plans to release important backup features for its MySQL database under a proprietary license, following widespread criticism from the open source community.

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Sun woos Linux distros with bundle deals

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk

Sun Microsystems is in talks with two more Linux projects to ensure its open source software and tools are delivered straight into the hands of developers.

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Java fully open-sourced 'by end of year'

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Sun Microsystems is to open-source the last closed-source parts of Java, a move that should make it possible to fully integrate the software into Linux distributions.

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Closing MySQL: Marten Mickos Responds

http://www.computerworlduk.com

News that MySQL was to bring out a closed-source add on has provoked a storm of protest across the Internet. Here is an interview with Marten Mickos trying to explain what is going on

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Sun+MySql: a new business strategy focused on proprietary software

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"...Marten Mickos has just acknowledge that I understood the slide quite correctly, and they will indeed develop new features in MySQL Enterprise (in 6.0), without making them available in MySQL Community. Hmm!"

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Sun Certifying Ubuntu - with Hardy Heron!

http://java.sys-con.com

Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has been telling Reuters that Sun is in the process of certifying Ubuntu on some of its low-end and mid-size hardware. The code it’s certifying is Hardy Heron, the Ubuntu 8.04 rev that’s due out later this month. Sun told the wire service that it’s making sure its Java programming language etc work with Heron.

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Sun Tackles Video Codec

http://www.pcworld.com

"Looking to boost the Web, Sun is working on a royalty-free and open video codec and media system[...]"

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Ubuntu Linux to Be Certified by Sun

http://www.eweek.com

Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc. will soon face more competition from a small rival, Ubuntu Linux, in the market for open-source software programs that run server computers.

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Responding to the EU on DRM

http://blogs.sun.com

In response to a request from the European Union concerning DRM and interoperability, Sun has submitted a lengthy written response.

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MySQL's Disappearing Anti-Patent Page

http://scottmace.typepad.com

MySQL no longer has a page about its (former) anti-software patent policy.

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Open-source software: It's the free coffee cup of today

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Companies used to give away pens, squishy balls and coffee cups to worm their ways into the hearts of customers. Now, they pass out database software.

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Sun Buys Innotek

http://www.thesourceshow.org

Sun Microsystems announced today that they are buying Innotek. You can read the announcement here. In case you don't immediately recognize the name Innotek, they are the makers of the VirtualBox virtualization software that many of us have come to know and love. It's a great alternative to VMWare and they have an Open Source edition as well.

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The seven largest Open Source deals ever

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To say that there were some noise on the Web when Sun recently bought MySQL for $1 billion would be an understatement, to say the least. It’s the largest open source deal ever, and the latest in a series of large open source acquisitions.

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Sun Sponsors Open Source Community $1M Innovation Award

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Sun Microsystems made a commitment to free and open source software and in doing so has contributed billions of dollars, as well as more code under open source licenses than any other organization in the public or private sector.

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Is MySQL's Fate the Future of Open Source?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

It's not every day that the entire technical press goes bonkers over news in the open source world, but that's what happened last week, when Sun announced that it was buying MySQL. Doubtless, the pleasant roundness of the sum involved - $1 billion – helped, as did the fact that most of that was cash. But leaving aside the sense of satisfaction that events in the free software world should be suddenly thrust centre-stage, Sun's move does raise a larger question about the fate of all open source start-ups.

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