In Oracle Vs. Google news Oracle had several of it's claims against Google dropped from it's case this week. The result is less patents for Google to face. But since the patents were deemed to be preceded with prior art no one else should have to face them from Oracle. All in all good news for Google and Open Source. Check out some more details in this article.
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When Foss Became Mainstream - North Bridge Venture Partners released a report last week on their survey of FOSS and it’s growth for 2011. The full survey report is here.
Where is the new Novell going? Novell is now a three headed monster. Some people got displaced and Mono is no longer a focus area. Suse’s Headquarters is back in Germany.
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OpenLogic released the top Open Source License Top Five based on downloads from it's site which aggregates nearly 330,000 Open Source Projects. While only having one application in the top five downloads, Apache Tomcat, the Apache license was number one. The article we found on Internetnews.com said, "According to OpenLogic, measured by downloads the top open source license is the Apache License at 32.7 percent. The LGPL came in second at 21.0 percent and GPL is third at 14.4 percent." Check out the article if you are interested in the rest of the numbers.
BitNami and the SugarCRM Company have announced that they collaborated on a new set of deploy and management tools for the SugarCRM product deployed on Amazon EC2. So now you can move your Sugar to the cloud and easily manage it. The announcement and some demos came out yesterday during the SugarCRM conference in San Fransisco this week. For more informaiton take a look at this story/press release.
Oriely Radar has a cool article titled "White House releases IT Dashboard as open source code" written by Alex Howard. The article explains what the IT-Dashboard is links to it. It's really pretty awesome cause it let's us as citizens the ability to visualize, download and basicly use the site. When you go to the site the cool factor kicks in. It's great to se the goverment continue to push open data out through the use of technology.