MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database has today been bought by Sun Microsystems. Congratulations to Monty and the rest of the team! Billion dollars, quite a deal in the free software space.
I’ve spent today in the Plazes headquarters in Berlin attending the PlazeCamp developer event. Plazes is a social website that connects WiFi networks with geographical positioning and can be used for event coordination and as a location source for various services.
COSS - the Finnish Centre for Open Source Solutions - is a national development agency for open source business ecosystem. COSS consists of 125 Finnish Open Source companies, several universities and public administration.
This is mostly old news, but The Pirate’s Dilemma - an excellent post on open innovation - highlighted it quite strongly: Roughly two-thirds the world’s 150 largest economies aren’t nations, but corporations.
Midgard’s discussion forum component, net.nemein.discussion now has new moderation UI.
And I’m not talking about vodka this time, but instead about the latest internet tablet from Nokia, the N810. I’ve now had the device for some weeks, and it has really started to replace the laptop in many situations.
Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), the oldest university of technology in Finland launched their new site today:
I’ve mentioned before that Ajatus is a P2P CRM, but what does that mean? It means that Ajatus has been designed to be a personal tool for information management, but that is has also been designed to help you connect with anyone you need to work with.
Barely made it in December, but first beta of Ajatus, the distributed CRM is now available. Enjoy!
Last week I was pondering how to add attention profiling support to the Midgard framework, and now it is there. Midgard is able to gather user’s interests and attention from multiple sources: del.icio.us bookmarkslast.fm listened trackssocial news favoriting...and other imported APML sources What remains to be seen is how this will be used to make websites smarter and more useful...