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Open-Xchange, released a comprehensive feature update for the community edition of Open-Xchange Server -- adding more than 100 improvements in the usability and integration capabilities of the leading open source collaboration software and released the core content under a Creative Commons Deed. Open-Xchange Server 0.8.2 provides key messaging functions like email, calendaring, contacts and task management -- fully integrated with advanced groupware features such as document sharing, project tracking, user forums, and a knowledge base. Open-Xchange Server 0.8.2 offers major productivity improvements through object “linking’ and ‘permissioning’ and works with all common web browsers. “Open-Xchange appreciates the help and support of its community and is giving something back," said Dan Kusnetzky, executive vice president Marketing Strate... (more)

Agilysys And Red Hat Partner To Deliver Open Source Solutions

Agilysys and Red Hat  announced that the two companies have signed an enterprise reseller agreement to deliver Red Hat solutions and the benefits of open source to Agilysys customers. Red Hat's unique vision and leadership in the open source community combined with the consulting and services capabilities of Agilysys Professional Services will provide customers with successful, cost-effective open source technology integrations in mission-critical environments. The agreement authorizes Agilysys Enterprise Solutions Group (ESG) as a Red Hat Advanced Business Partner, the top-tier ... (more)

Software & Patents – "Open Invention Network" Formed to Buy Linux-Related Patents

Aiming to head off any perceived intellectual property risk associated with Linux and open source, IBM, Philips, Sony, Red Hat, and Novell have formed the Open Invention Network (OIN) to buy Linux-related patents from holders and create a pool of intellectual property that it then can license out – without charge – to others. Gerald Rosenthal (pictured), former Vice President Intellectual Property & Licensing at IBM, will head up the new nonprofit company. Its initial assets, according to a Reuters report, will include patents purchased for $15.5 million by Novell fro... (more)

Sun Microsystems Backs Open Source Postgres

Oracle's sometimes best friend Sun Microsystems is going to distribute and support the open source Postgres database 24x7 with Solaris 10. Sun didn't say so until after Oracle named Solaris its preferred 64-bit open source development and deployment environment. Sun will start distributing Postgres this month and integrate it into Solaris in the first half of next year. At the same time Sun said it was going to integrate a "revolutionary" new 128-bit file system called Solaris ZFS that's supposed to have "unprecedented" error detection and correction capabilities into OpenSolaris ... (more)

Sun Charts New Territory For Open Source With OpenSPARC Project

Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source ... (more)