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Open-source chronicles: Oracle buys, Gentoo founder flies

Oracle wakes up to the charms of Sleepycat Software, Gentoo's Daniel Robbins exits Redmond's embrace, and more.

It's a season of comings and goings. Oracle acquires one company and is said to be looking at more; Microsoft loses a Linux luminary but makes a deal with a start-up.

Oracle snags open-source database company

Database giant buys Sleepycat Software and adds an open-source embedded database to its lineup.
February 14, 2006

XenSource gets new CEO, direction

Open-source start-up names Veritas veteran Peter Levine to top post, while two co-founders depart from company.
February 14, 2006

Gentoo Linux founder quits Microsoft

Daniel Robbins has resigned after less than a year, saying he couldn't work there at "my full level of technical ability."
February 14, 2006

blog Intellectual property lawyers with an interest in open-source software scrutinize revisions to the widely used General Public License .
February 14, 2006

Sun releases Sparc specs to lure Linux

Company releases UltraSparc chip details to help bring Linux and versions of BSD Unix to its systems.
February 14, 2006

Microsoft and SugarCRM partner on open source

Partnership is expected to boost interoperability and reveals an ever-increasing cooperative attitude on open source.
February 14, 2006

blog Significant tinkering with the code has made it difficult for Big Blue to submit its modifications.
February 14, 2006

Open source: The newest competitive tool

Open-source software is being used to get the upper hand when competing against companies with proprietary software.
February 13, 2006

blog "Some of you will joke that Larry Ellison is on my phone," the JBoss boss tells a conference crowd. "I will not touch this."
February 13, 2006

Open-source iTunes rival launches

Songbird music player is only in proof-of-concept stage, but it shows new vision for Web music.
February 9, 2006