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Open-source gambits

Start-ups see future in open-source areas from databases to services. Also: Mozilla goes corporate.

Start-ups and others are looking to make their name and fortune in the open-source world, in areas from databases to services. Also: Mozilla goes corporate.

Firms release business-intelligence tools

Start-up Greenplum partners with two other companies to create an open-source stack of data analysis tools and a database.
August 4, 2005

Apache Derby graduates with Sun onboard

One year after IBM submits initial code, the Apache Foundation releases first version of open-source Java database.
August 4, 2005

Corporate Mozilla gets thumbs-up from industry

"If Mozilla wants to do business with corporate entities, it needs to be a corporate entity," says one analyst. Others agree the move is sound.
August 3, 2005

Key bugs in core Linux code squashed

Serious bugs in the latest Linux kernel have been fixed, a sign that the open-source OS is maturing.
August 3, 2005

Novell seeks outside help with Linux

In strategy similar to that taken by rival Red Hat, Novell plans OpenSuse effort to let outsiders contribute to development of OS.
August 2, 2005

SourceLabs sees green in grassroots Java

Start-up targets corporate developers with bundle of, and support for, commonly used open-source Java components.
August 2, 2005

Start-up targets open-source Web services

WSO2, based in Sri Lanka, will look to commercialize and support the Apache Axis Web services tool set.
August 2, 2005

EU plan could put open sourcers in the dock

A proposed European law on IP infringement could allow SCO to sue Linux users in a criminal court, experts say.
August 2, 2005

Novell plans European layoffs

Job cuts are expected to save profit-challenged Linux booster up to $4 million per quarter.
August 2, 2005

MontaVista beats real-time Linux deadline

Embedded-Linux company says it's created technology that lets people slam the brakes on Linux in a computing emergency.
August 1, 2005

Rivals in open-source purity extend reach

New deals for both Black Duck and Palamida, which make sure open-source and proprietary software don't inappropriately mix.
August 1, 2005

Rating system to evaluate open-source software

Carnegie Mellon, Intel and SpikeSource devise rating system intended to reduce confusion and guesswork for corporate engineers.
The New York Times
August 1, 2005