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RNSoft Upgrades Dreamweaver Extension for RSS Feeds

RNSoft on Wednesday released RSS DreamFeeder version 1.5, a free update to the company's Dreamweaver extension for creating RSS feeds from existing Dreamweaver-based content. The product's new version features improved control for connecting pages to feeds using LINK tags, and introduces support for...

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Newsgator, Agrex Will Bring RSS Enterprise Server to Japan

Newsgator Technologies, an RSS platform company, has entered into a multi-year partnership with Tokyo-based, IT services company Agrex to bring a localized, behind-the-firewall version of the Newsgator Enterprise Server to Japan. The Newsgator Enterprise Server, which can be integrated with Microsof...

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EnterpriseDB Announces Advanced Server Upgrade

Open source database provider EnterpriseDB announced Tuesday the release of EnterpriseDB Advanced Server 8.1 Release 2, an enterprise-class relational database management system that runs applications written for Oracle databases. This latest release of the product features automated migration of da...

Verio Unveils Linux Virtual Private Server

Verio, a provider of hosting and managed services, announced Monday the development of Virtual Private Server, a hosted service running Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4. The offering, which will be available in the fourth quarter 2006, will mark Verio's first attempt to fully support VPS services ...

IBM Gives Health Records Tech to Open Source Community

IBM has announced another contribution to the open source community: software technology that supports the exchange of healthcare information. The move is "a major step in the drive toward a national electronic medical records system," the company said. The software, donated to the Eclipse Foundatio...

Zenoss Secures $4.8 Million in Venture Funding

Zenoss, an open source IT operations management software developer, said this week that it has closed a US$4.8 million financing round, led by Boulder Ventures and Intersouth Partners. Zenoss said it will use the capital to further product development expand infrastructure and support for its user c...

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SpikeSource ‘Certifies’ New Centric CRM Solution

SpikeSource, a provider of business-ready open source solutions, has announced that it will add a Java-based, customer relationship management package provided by Centric CRM to its product offerings. Called "Centric CRM Spike Certified," the product is an integrated CRM software application designe...

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Company to Preview Linux Platform for Mobile Phones

A la Mobile on Monday said a demo version of its Convergent Linux platform -- a complete and configurable open source operating system for mobile phones -- is available for preview. Convergent Linux is the first mobile OS platform that can enable a single software stack in binary form to move across...

Universal Music, Motricity Dial ‘30303’ for Mobile Content

Universal Music Group and mobile software developer Motricity have joined forces to create "30303," a new multimedia service that will allow users to access music, mastertones, photos and other content simply by texting artist-related keywords to 30303 from their cell phones. UMG will promote the 30...

OSDL to Host LinuxWorld Event Devoted to Healthcare IT

Open Source Development Labs is planning to host the first-ever Healthcare Day at LinuxWorld San Francisco on August 15, the Beaverton, Ore.-based firm announced this week. The event was developed in response to an expected increase in healthcare IT spending in the near term and the growing role of ...

VA Software Offers Free Version of SourceForge Enterprise Edition

VA Software announced last week the availability of a free, full-feature version of its collaborative software development platform, SourceForge Enterprise Edition. The download includes a perpetual, no-cost license for 15 users. Built on the Java 2 Enterprise Edition J2EE platform, SFEE provides de...

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EA to Feed Gamers’ Need for Speed

Game maker Electronic Arts has revealed a few details about Need for Speed Carbon, which is slated to hit the streets in November. Under development by EA Black Box in Vancouver, British Columbia, Need for Speed Carbon will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous ...

Sun Signs On With OpenAJAX Alliance and Dojo Foundation

Sun Microsystems will continue its ongoing investment in open source and the AJAX application model by joining the OpenAJAX Alliance and Dojo Foundation, the company said. Sun intends to drive open standards for AJAX programming and increase interoperability across AJAX technologies through its part...

Symantec, IBM Team on Data Center Software Standardization

Symantec has agreed to deliver high availability, storage management, and backup products for IBM's Linux on Power platform by 2006, a move designed to help clients consolidate Linux applications on the System p platform. This announcement reflects Symantec's commitment to support all major Unix, Li...

Free Standards Group Boosts Activities in Asia

Non-profit organization The Free Standards Group announced last week that it plans to strengthen its activities in Asia in an effort to prevent fragmentation of the Linux operating system. FSG said it is developing and promoting open source software standards including the Linux Standard Base, and O...

IBM Makes Ajax Play for Open Source Collaboration

IBM announced plans this week to contribute what it calls "key intellectual assets" to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software developers adopt and share best practices for Ajax software development. With its software contributions the firm aims to foster an industry c...

IBM Invests $2.2 Million in Brazilian Linux Technology Center

IBM recently announced that it will invest US$2.2 million in 2006 to expand its Linux Technology Center in Brazil. Developers at the LTC will work to make Linux more efficient, specializing in developing Linux systems with cell, power and virtualization technologies, IBM said. The investment will be...

Sun Intros Four New Plug-Ins for NetBeans IDE

Sun Microsystems announced this week the availability of four new plug-in modules for the open source NetBeans integrated development environment. The new plug-in modules include Jackpot, Real Time Java technology, Web Services Interoperability Technology and Grid Compute Server for NetBeans. The ne...

Xandros Server to Use Scalix Messaging Solution

Xandros, a provider of easy-to-use Linux-based software applications, and Scalix, a provider of e-mail and calendaring for Linux and open source systems, have announced that Scalix messaging and collaboration capability will be added to the forthcoming Xandros Server. The integration of Scalix withi...

Study: Open Source Going Mainstream

Open source is becoming a basic part of the services portfolios of IBM Global Services, HP Services, Unisys and Novell, reports IDC in a recent study, "Worldwide Open Source Services 2006 Vendor Analysis: The Open Source Services Opportunity." Companies worldwide are showing increasing interest in i...

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