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Rackspace Hosting Thursday open sourced the specifications for its Cloud
Servers and Cloud Files APIs under the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution
It says it worked with developers in an open community to create the
specifications and they can now copy, implement and modify the specs, which
Rackspace figures should help enable a "truly open cloud."
Of course Eucalyptus already offers an open source cloudware.
Eucalyptus Systems CTO Rich Wolski said he welcomed Rackspace's decision to
provide its client-side tools as open source because it will help achieve
Rackspace is also making its Cloud Files language bindings for Java, PHP,
Python, C# and Ruby available under the MIT license.
The source code is up on GitHub, a public software versioning system, at
http://github.com/rackspace, where external developers can con... (more)
At press time, a few hours after PeopleSoft met with Wall Street, Oracle -
claiming that "PeopleSoft's plans means confusion and execution risk for
customers and shareholders" - extended its hostile bid for the company for
the fourth time. The tender deadline has now been moved to October 17 from
September 19. Oracle is still trying to get the Justice Department's okay.
PeopleSoft CEO Craig Conway reiterated to Wall Street that he didn't think
Oracle was a live issue.
IBM claims to have created new species of custom-built, industry-standard,
Linux-based rack server for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing companies with
massive data centers and tens of thousands of servers, like online gaming,
social networks, search and Internet firms.
A relatively limited marketplace of maybe a thousand companies with fat
wallets capable of shelling out tens of millions for such system.
IBM means to replace the white boxes they use now or build themselves like
It says it’s got a few hundred early adopters and potential customers
in China, Germany, ... (more)
Abiquo, the enterprise cloud management house, has raised approximately $10
million in Series B funding led by Balderton Capital Partners, the early-
stage VC that backed MySQL.
Business Objects founder Bernard Liautaud is a partner there now and will
join Abiquo’s board.
Existing investors Nauta Capital and Eurecan also participated.
The funding will be used to expand Abiquo’s global sales and marketing
efforts, customer support and senior team.
Abiquo’s software is supposed to let the enterprises and service providers
extend virtualized environments and create and manage privat... (more)
The International Trade Commission decided Wednesday that Samsung Android
smartphones and tablets infringe four Apple patents - a design patent, a
hardware patent and two multitouch software patents - a preliminary
determination sure to be kicked upstairs to the ITC's six commissioners for
review in February since the agency's only punitive power is to ban the
import and sale of infringing products.
Samsung reportedly has some kind of unidentified designarounds for the three
FOSS Patents says Android widgetry has now been found to infringe 20 patents