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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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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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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MySQL fans from around the world have joined forces to save the project from going into the hands of database giant Oracle, which is set out to buy Sun Microsystems.

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MySQL founder Michael Widenius pleads users to act against the Sun Microsystems and Oracle deal by writing to the European Commission. The Oracle and Sun still hangs in balance due to European Comission intervension in the deal.

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Cavium Networks, a maker of network and media processors, announced it’s acquisition of MontaVista , an Embedded Linux Software provider for 50 million dollars. The acquisition marks a continuation in the trend of acquisition of open source software companies.

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