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Independent Foundation for OpenStack

Rackspace has announced the birth of an independent foundation that will assume ownership and governance for the open source cloud platform, OpenStack.

Piston Announces OpenStack Cloud Distribution for Enterprises

Piston Computing announced this week a hardened operating system based on the open source OpenStack project for private enterprise clouds

JRuby Now Supported on Engine Yard Cloud

Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Ruby on Rails, now supports JRuby applications on its cloud platform, the company announced Wednesday.

BigMemory + Ehcache = a Terabyte Per JVM

Terracotta today launched a release candidate of version 3.6 of its namesake in-memory software with upgraded versions of both its BigMemory and Ehcache technologies.

Rackspace Adds OpenStack to Its Infrastructure

Rackspace announced plans this week to deploy the OpenStack open source cloud platform across its entire infrastructure.

Java Component Repository Adds JBoss Community Projects

Another family of Java components will soon be available from the open source Maven Central Repository.

Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS for Cloud Now Supports Java EE 6

Red Hat announced today that its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).

War of Words over Android Patents Continues Between Microsoft and Google

Two Microsoft executives are contesting earlier complaints by Google over patents relating to the Android mobile OS.

Java IDE Maker JetBrains Creates New JVM Language

JetBrains has introduced a new JVM-targeted programming language, code-named "Kotlin."

Mono's Future Clears: Xamarin Partners with Attachmate

Attachmate, the company that acquired Novell earlier this year and then laid off virtually all members of the company's Mono team, is now partnering with Xamarin, the startup created by members of that team to continue commercial support of the Mono Project.

Android Deal Between Microsoft and General Dynamics Itronix Finalized

Yesterday Microsoft inked a deal with General Dynamics Itronix, a Sunrise, Fla.-based maker of sturdy computers for the public service, military, industrial market and public sectors.

Oracle's Code Contribution to Openoffice.org Voted In by Apache Software Foundation

A vote was put to the members of the Apache Software Foundation last week to accept Oracle's source code contribution to Openoffice.org.

Open Source Integration Platform Adds Hybrid Cloud Support

Commercial open-source middleware maker Talend has taken its recently announced Unified Integration Platform into the cloud.

Oracle Looks to 'Update and Revitalize' Java Community Process with New JSRs

Oracle has filed the first of two new Java Specification Requests (JSRs) meant to "update and revitalize" the Java Community Process (JCP).

Software AG Acquires Terracotta To Boost Cloud Strategy

Java clustering infrastructure provider Terracotta announced this morning that it's being acquired by German business process management (BPM) vendor Software AG.