Sun Microsystems has great ambitions for the commercial and open-source versions of its Solaris operating system, hoping to achieve for Solaris the kind of ubiquity already enjoyed by Java. To come close to reaching that goal, Sun needs to reach out more to developers and endeavour to overcome some long-held prejudices against the OS.
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The nonprofit Linux Foundation has unveiled the Linux Weather Forecast, a Web site aimed at giving people a better sense of the status of specific Linux kernel projects.
Oracle has released the first version of the Coherence in-memory data grid software since it bought the vendor of that software, Tangosol, earlier this year. Over time, Oracle hopes to dramatically widen the appeal of the product.
Cisco Systems plans to acquire a 1.6% equity stake in virtualisation software company VMware, mirroring a step Intel took earlier this month.
SugarCRM Inc. is to adopt version 3 of the GNU general public license (GPLv3) for the next release of its open-source CRM (customer relationship management) software after coming under pressure from its user community to move away from its own Sugar Public License.
Sun Microsystems Inc. on Wednesday is to begin donating its Solaris clustering code to the open-source community, the latest move in the company's ongoing strategy to eventually make all of its software freely available.
Salesforce.com and Google announced a strategic global partnership last week, but it wasn’t the widely expected tight integration between Google Apps and Salesforce.com’s hosted CRM (customer relationship management) software. Instead, the two vendors brought out their first jointly developed and co-marketed product combining Google AdWords with Salesforce on-demand CRM.
Bill Gates returned to Harvard University on Thursday to address its graduating class and receive an honorary degree after dropping out of the college 33 years ago to found Microsoft Corp. He spent much of his address on the issues of global poverty and disease, advancing ideas on how to encourage more people to get involved in trying to resolve those huge problems.
Oracle Corp. has finally committed to a launch date for the next major release of its database. Appropriately enough, the vendor plans to unveil Oracle Database 11g on July 11.
Midmarket applications vendor Infor Global Solutions plans to notch up its 30th acquisition with the purchase of public-sector applications provider Hansen Information Technologies.
Not long after unveiling a roadmap for its enterprise content management (ECM) software, Oracle has released the first of the revamped products laid out in that strategy.
The most significant development in the next major release of MySQL’s open-source database, MySQL 6.0, will be the inclusion of the vendor’s homegrown Falcon storage engine, according to company CEO Marten Mickos.
Nonprofit consortium the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) has begun making moves to increase businesses' use of open-source software.
The Linux Foundation updated its Linux Standard Base (LSB) server specification Monday to include new automated testing toolkits to make it easier to develop applications for different distributions of the open-source operating system.
IBM and Oracle, more often rivals than partners, have joined in helping create an industry consortium that is focused on establishing what it calls “service science”.