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Oracle has assured that OpenSolaris will live but its future is not clear yet. OpenSolaris free CDs are being halted and the OpenSolaris governing may dissolve.

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In a move of desperation, the OpenSolaris Governing Board (OGB) has threatened to dissolve itself if Oracle does not appoint a person to take decisions regarding OpenSolaris by the 16th of August.

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Red Hat is trying to change the very face of open source. Though, whatever Paul said in that statement might not match with the ideology of open source.

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Oracle is charging a sum of $90 per user for a right to use the license for a year and another $19 for support throughout that year. It also requires a minimum order of 100 licenses.

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This week has been profitable for Open Source. We have seen the open sourcing of two software products, and a lot more.

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James Gosling, the CTO of Oracle’s Client Software Group has resigned from the post. Gosling has held the office of CTO for both Sun Microsystems and Oracle.

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OpenSolaris 2010.02 was scheduled to release in February this year but was already pushed to March once. Now, we are nearing the end of March and OpenSolaris 2010.03, scheduled to be released in early March is still not there.

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This week’s FOSS Friday focuses on Oracle’s Java love, BBC DRM issues, OpenGL 4.0 progress, OpenOffice.org 3.2 and Ubuntu Ubiquity slideshow from open source. In this post, I have presented a weekly roundup of some key events that will determine the shape of things to come.

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FOSS Friday brings you the best of FOSS news and tips, covered over the week.

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The Open Source projects hosted under the banner of Sun have all come under direct handling of Oracle and include some of the most popular technologies of today like Java, MySQL, OpenOffice.org, Glassfish, Virtualbox etc.

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Mark Reinhold said in a recent webcast that Oracle has plans of merging the two JVMs available for Java, namely the Sun HotSpot and the JRockit.

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Oracle clarified its plans to continue improving MySQL, and do it even better than Sun. Not only this, Edward Screven said, Oracle aims to improve many of MySQL features to make them compatible with Oracle apps.

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Reports of Oracle making huge layoffs after its acquisition of Sun are false. Also, Oracle has better plans for Java and OpenOffice.org.

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The Sun Oracle deal was held for review by EU and many other antitrust safeguarding agencies and was a long antitrust case. Oracle executives and CEO Larry Ellison will hold a meeting next Wednesday, with Sun executives on how to join the products of both the companies and release them under one single banner of Oracle.

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