All of the sudden France is exporting open source start-ups to the US. BonitaSoft offers a BPM suite to take on SAP, Oracle, and IBM.
Jaspersoft, Talend, RightScale, and Vertica have teamed up to offer a joint solution stack that delivers complete Business Intelligence (BI) in the cloud.
Sourceforge.net has its Community Choice finalists up for vote. There are some really odd choices in there.
TIBCO is releasing its PageBus code under a BSD license, toe-dipping into the open source community. It's a good start, and offers good technology.
Looking for a high-performance database? Don't bother paying the Oracle price when you can get better performance for comparative pennies with Kickfire.
Microsoft is now offering support for MySQL, which should give pause to every open-source company that expects to make money through support subscriptions.
Open source needs more than government subsidies to thrive, even if France believes otherwise.
Microsoft partner rarely gets credit for its open-source involvement, but not the case in this CNET interview.