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VMware has acquired open source software company WaveMaker, which brings non-programmers into the Spring fold .WaveMaker's technology is built on the Spring programming model of another of its recent acquisitions, SpringSource. It provides a graphical tool that even non-developers could use to build Java applications by simply using a visual drag-and-drop method. The apps could be as simple as one featuring forms to build a page that lets end users enter a credit card to purchase a product or they could encompass more multi functional business reports that pull together financial and human resources data. Users can then deploy their creations directly to an internal cloud or to a variety of other platforms, including Amazon, Rackspace, OpSource and Eucalyptus. The software runs on Windows, Mac OS, Red Hat, Ubuntu and other operating systems and supports numerous dat... (more)

Artifex Software Accuses Palm of Technology Infringement

California Company Artifex Software Inc has filed a lawsuit against Palm over the smartphone company's alleged unauthorized copying and distribution of one of Artifex's registered technologies that is supposedly the basis of Palm Pre's PDF Viewer. Artiflex says that Palm has openly acknowledged using muPDF in its reader, but has failed to pay the licensing fee. According to Artifex, Palm has included "PDF viewer" in every Palm Pre unit shipped since the product's launch in June 2009. Artifex ‘s open source software provides  page description language renderers for PDF, PostScri... (more)

Energy Management in Data Centers

Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer According to the Environmental Protection Agency, data centers across the United States accounted for 1.5 percent of total US electricity demand in 2006 — equivalent to the annual electric consumption of the state of Florida — and have become one of the fastest growing users of energy. While the power consumed at these individual data centers may be small, the consumption in totality at EPA and other large organizations is significantly enormous. Even as much is written about greening data centers and as non-profit organizations like the Green ... (more)

Free software no longer a stigma, new research reveals

Over the years, free software has had a difficult time overcoming the stigma of automatically being branded as low quality. The recession seems to have changed all that as CIOs have had to implement aggressive cost cutting measures. According to new research commissioned by GLOBAL GRAPHICS, developer of edocument and printing software, today’s high level technology executives have no qualms about revealing their new found dependency on free software. "One thing that was surprising was the openness of CIOs admitting that their enterprises are using free software across the ente... (more)

Symbian Coughs up Major Platform Updates

More details have emerged on the recently made 100% open-source Symbian^3 platform. In a blatant attempt to come up to speed with other cutting edge smartphones, it has been packed with some advanced features and functionality. New features include HDMI support, which enables users to plug their phone into a TV and watch a high-definition movie at 1080p quality without a Blu-ray player. Music store integration embedded within the radio lets users to identify a song and learn more about it. A "buy now" button, which links with the user's chosen music store, makes purchasing easy.... (more)