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Top MySQL Officials Leave Sun

After months of mounting dissatisfaction with the way Sun Microsystems was evolving the MySQL database, the founders of the popular open source vendor have decided to move on.

New PHP for Eclipse

PHP Development Tools (PDT) version 2.0 is a "major upgrade" according to project leads.

First Look: FreeBSD 7

The UNIX-like server solution adds some extra security features beyond what you'd find with typical Linux OSes.

Microsoft Opens Up Web Sandbox

The source code for Microsoft's Web Sandbox is now available under an open license.

DOD Lauches Open Source Development Site

Defense Department officials have launched a new Web site where developers can work on open source software projects specifically for DOD.

EU Dispute May Mean Unbundling Internet Explorer

OEMs may have to provide browser choice when Microsoft Windows is distributed in European Union countries.

Winding Road Leads Skyway to Open Source Code-Generation Framework

Skyway's Skyway Builder 6.1 is all about delivering Java EE apps for Spring, but the company started out going in a different direction.

New Open Source Maven Repository Manager Launched

Sonatype's Nexus professional offers a "superset" of features for commercial users.

Report Sees Cloud Trend for OSS Developers

Many open source software developers seem to be choosing the Internet cloud as a point of distribution.

Livermore Lab Pioneers Debugging Tool

Open source tool enables researchers to pinpoint a needling problem in a haystack of processors.

University's Agile Software Factory Aims To Fill Enterprise Demand

Bowling Green State University's Agile Software Factory gives students hands-on agile experience and community organizations free apps.

Amazon's Public Data Sets Released

Offers centralized repository of publicly available scientific, demographic and medical data that can be integrated into AWS cloud-based applications.

Merb Merges with Rails 3

Merged group announces that beta of Rails 3 will debut in May.

New Linux Kernel Released

The developers behind Linux have released the latest version of the open source operating system kernel.

Sun Releases xVM VirtualBox 2.1

Sun Microsystems recently released the latest version of its desktop virtualization software, xVM VirtualBox.

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