Sun buy MySQL AB

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Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz has announced on his blog that Sun are acquiring MySQL AB, the parent company and commercial arm of popular relational database system MySQL.

... we're putting a billion dollars behind the M in LAMP. If you're an industry insider, you'll know what that means - we're acquiring MySQL AB, the company behind MySQL, the world's most popular open source database... So what ...

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SimCity Classic GPL’ed - called Micropolis

Slashdot reports that the source code to the original SimCity game, developed by Maxis, has been released under the GPL version 3.

"Source code for SimCity has been released under the GPLv3. For legal reasons the open source version was renamed Micropolis, which was apparently the original working title. The OLPC will also be getting a SimCity branded version that has been QA'ed by Electronic Arts. Some very cool ...

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KDE 4 released

The KDE Project has announced the official release of KDE 4.0.

The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era.

KDE 4 screenshot

KDE 4 is definitely a major milestone in KDE's history. New to version 4.0 ...

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