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This is yet another successful story for open source software. Sun has no database software to sell in a $15 billion market that Oracle leads, according to IDC study. Congratulations, Monty, David and the crew. Now, Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source […]

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This is an interesting documentary video which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf. The film begins in […]

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