Wednesday, April 07, 2010Does MySQL fit in a post-Sun world? Oracle's control of the MySQL copyright could create new licensing headaches and bundling limits for customers. Things you should know if your organization relies on the open source database
Thursday, March 25, 2010IBM marks 10 years of Linux on SystemZ During celebrations at its Poughkeepsie plant of a decade of opening its mainframe to run Linux apps, a Canadian student is recognized as a winner of the 2009 Master the Mainframe Contest. An exec explains why the mainframe is “middle-aged”
Wednesday, March 24, 2010Eclipse release 4 coming in July Formally known as Eclipse SDK 4.0, release 4 of Eclipse's open source development tooling platform will feature a more services-oriented approach and a developer’s workbench for building desktop apps and tools
Monday, March 22, 2010Linus Torvalds named most influential open source blogger Tim O'Reilly is 'the most powerful voice' in open source, followed by Linux chief architect Linus Torvalds, Google executive Chris Messina and ex-Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz, according to a new ranking of influential open source personalities.
Monday, March 22, 2010Adobe debuts Flash tools, renamed Flex Builder Flex Builder is now called Flash Builder 4. The open source Flex framework gets updated among a slew of other development tools and technologies announcements
Friday, March 19, 2010Microsoft, Adobe have confidence for Silverlight, Flash Execs at the Open Source Business Conference speak of a symbiotic relationship between the HTML5 standard and their proprietary plug-ins for Web apps
Thursday, March 18, 2010Combative affair with open source changing: Microsoft At the Open Source Business Conference, an exec noted that while the relationship with open source has been contentious Microsoft relies on a diverse ecosystem that does include open source to satisfy customers
Tuesday, March 16, 2010Oracle loses XML co-creator Tim Bray to Google The Vancouver IT pro best known for helping develop an open-format for marking up data so that it can be reused by multiple systems joins the search engine giant's Android division. Hear what he has to say about the iPhone "walled garden"
Monday, March 15, 2010Microsoft to offer Web analytics for Silverlight The open source Microsoft Silverlight Analytics Framework will debut in a beta form, giving developers Web analytics for rich media apps
Saturday, March 13, 2010Ingres to move open source database to beta VectorWise technology improves data-intensive workloads such as data warehousing apps, at a rate of 10 to 100 times, reports Ingres CEO Roger Burkhardt. Beta release expected in March
Thursday, March 11, 2010Open government talk buzzes across Canada Experts in open government and social media discussed everything from government-as-a-platform to app stores to the creation of a MuniForge during a panel discussion at the Open City Workshop in Edmonton. Plus, CIO Chris Moore’s take on the risks of open government.
Tuesday, March 09, 2010Sun’s open source chief leaves after Oracle merger Simon Phipps, Sun’s chief open source officer, has quit the company following the acquisition by Oracle
Monday, March 08, 2010Edmonton takes five steps towards open govt Edmonton is the fourth municipality in Canada moving ahead with open government initiatives. The challenge is helping people understand 'we are like the new city,' says CIO Chris Moore, who made five major announcements at the Open City Workshop
Monday, March 08, 2010Save money now! Our readers share their low- to no-investment tips to make a quick dent in IT’s bottom line. Hear from Ralston CanSafe, Carpenter Canada, Hospital for Sick Children, City of Gatineau and GHY International
Monday, March 08, 2010Eclipse reshapes Mylyn task-focused interface project Open source Mylyn is getting different sub-projects that should give developers more integration and features
Wednesday, March 03, 2010Hedge fund offers $2B for Novell Elliott Associates, which was part of the consortium that bought GM spinoff Delphi, makes an unsolicited, $5.75-a-share offer for the struggling former networking giant
Wednesday, February 17, 2010CodePlex open source group moves beyond Microsoft The Microsoft-backed group has announced its first non-Microsoft undertaking, the MVC Contrib project. The move is meant to bridge the gap between corporations and the open source community
Tuesday, February 09, 2010Eucalyptus, Terracotta partner for private clouds The new partnership will combine Terracotta’s scalable infrastructure software with Eucalyptus Systems’ open source private cloud platform to solve issues related to scalable data management and elastic provisioning
Wednesday, February 03, 2010Oracle closes off Sun open source project-hosting site Project Kenai will still be used internally, but external users must move elsewhere as Oracle consolidates project hosting sites from both companies. Apr. 2 is the deadline
Monday, January 18, 2010Oracle-Sun merger foes head to China, Russia MySQL separatists, led by MySQL founder Monty Widenius, address regulators in Russia and China as the European Union assent on the deal grows likely
Wednesday, December 23, 20092009’s software development winners and losers The year that loved smartphones, scripting languages, the cloud, and open source was not always kind to developers. Check out these winner and losers of 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009MySQL developers release 5.5 beta The first public iteration of what will be the next version of the open source database includes replication and improved partitioning. The beta is unveiled under a new release model which should lead to more stable and frequent updates.
Thursday, December 17, 2009Big three database vendors disagree on Hadoop Why Microsoft, Oracle and IBM take three different paths on dealing with the open-source data architecture
Thursday, December 17, 2009Moonlight 2 expands Silverlight capabilities for Linux The browser plug-in extends Microsoft's rich media platform on non-Windows systems. Why the September release was delayed till now
Tuesday, December 15, 2009Oracle-Sun merger didn’t need E.C. regulation One expert argues the European Commission shouldn’t have regulated the merger because the open source community wouldn’t let MySQL languish even if Oracle did. Why the community can count on the GPL when MySQL is acquired by Oracle