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Atipa acquires OpenNMS project. Kansas City,
Missouri based Atipa announced the acquisition of PlatformWorks, the
company behind OpenNMS, late last week. Atipa provides turnkey
Linux-based solutions, including software, hardware, appliances, support
and professional services. OpenNMS.org is an open source software
consortium developing a next generation, truly functional network
management tool for the enterprise.
Here is the announcement from the OpenNMS
project on its acquisition by Atipa. "We are excited to
announce that we've received the necessary funding to not only bring
the Bluebird software to market, but to augment the core team with
additional developers and continue toward our goal of building a
world-class support organization to support Bluebird
deployments." Here is
Bluebird is currently the project name for the first of many open
source projects that will be created by the OpenNMS consortium
Bluebird is intended to be the flagship product in a suite of
products. Atipa plans to position OpenNMS' Bluebird product as a
scalable, open source alternative to HP's OpenView or IBM's Tivoli.
Atipa also plans to keep the software open source and to make money
on services and support. The OpenNMS Bluebird project is currently
licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
S3 subisidiary frontpath(TM) announces ProGear.
Yet another of the long line of information appliances hitting the
market these days,
ProGear touts a 10.4" TFT display, x86 compatibility, up to
128Mb of memory, 6.4GB (2.5") slim hard disk, and touch screen all
running on a Transmeta(TM) TM3200 400 MHz processor. A Linux 2.4
kernel powers this latest gizmo, while Netscape 4.74 is provided as
a front end.
Of course, it raises the question: where did they get the 2.4 kernel?
HotDispatch and Caldera to create knowledge
exchange for Linux developers.
HotDispatch.com is an
online marketplace for buying and selling technical expertise and
Digital Products and HotDispatch the company developed the
technology behind the website. Now HotDispatch has
announced an alliance with Caldera Systems to create "an
online marketplace for Linux developers to purchase and sell
Two announcments from VA Linux Systems.
First VA Linux
announced the release of version 2.0 of its "VA Cluster Manager"
VA Linux is also
expanding its operations in Europe. Its recent moves include
the acquisition of the Belgian consulting firm "Life" and the hiring
of Wichert Akkerman, leader of the Debian Project.
O'Reilly has announced the
availability of the "GIMP Pocket Reference," by Sven Neumann. It's
"a remarkably petite" 97 pages, and covers GIMP 1.2. For those
who want to see what this booklet looks like, O'Reilly has placed the
chapter on the toolbox online as an example.
No Starch Press, publishers of
the Linux Journal Press series of books, has put out a press release on the English publication of
The Blender Book by Carsten Wartmann. The book covers the many
intricate details of the complex yet powerful Blender 3D animation package from Not A
Oracle to deliver database for Linux clusters.
announced what it claims is the first clustered database server
for Linux systems - Oracle8i Parallel Server. It can currently
handle clusters up to four nodes; it has been "validated and
certified" by VA Linux Systems and NEC. It's currently in beta
testing; availability is supposed to be by the end of the year.
Distributions and Bundled Products
- Linux2order.com has Red Hat
Linux 7, now available on a custom CD-ROM. The 2-CD-ROM package
is $12.95, plus shipping.
PentaSafe Security Technologies, Inc. (HOUSTON) announced that it
is shipping its 10 Point Security Check Up Report for Linux on
Red Hat's Linux Application CD that comes with Red Hat Professional
Server Version 7.
- Terra Soft Solutions introduced
Abria SQL, Linda, VAST & DEEP and BRU for Yellow Dog Linux and
Black Lab Linux distributions for PowerPC.
Commercial Products for Linux
HIARC Inc. (ANAHEIM, Calif.) introduced its new online
Centralized Archiving and Backup (CAB) data management software
has opened up the product listing area of its "Embedded Linux Portal"
website for free product listings from companies in the
Embedded Linux Market.
LinuxSolve (SANTA CLARA, Calif.) announced that it is shipping
LinuxSolve Cache, the latest in a line of secure server
appliance products with LinuxSolve's GuardWorks, a Linux-based secure
server appliance OS.
Macadamian Technologies Inc. (OTTAWA) announced that the Developer
Edition of Syndeo Collaboration Suite 2.1 now includes
Hypersonic SQL, an open- source Java database.
- Proven Software, Inc. announced the
release of the Proven CHOICE Internet Toolkit designed to help
developers integrate Internet applications to Proven CHOICE
SteelEye Technology Inc. (FRANKFURT, Germany) will demonstrate
high availability (HA) Linux clustering solutions for mySAP.com at
LinuxWorld. SteelEye will showcase its LifeKeeper for Linux
reliability platform on Compaq's ProLiant CL380 cluster running
business-critical applications on Linux from Red Hat.
Products Using Linux
MSC.Software Corp. (LOS ANGELES/COSTA MESA, Calif.) announced a
partnership with NEC Computers Inc. to deliver extreme performance in
turnkey MSC.Linux2Go appliances, such as a fully configured NEC
Express5800 server with dual Intel Pentium III processors.
Products with Linux Versions
APPX Software, Inc. (JACKSONVILLE, FL) announced APPX Rapid
Application Development Release 4.1, now with the capability to
design and run applications with either a character mode interface or
a Java-based graphical user interface.
Bridge Information Systems (NEW YORK) announced the release of
BridgeFeed 4.11, a new version of its datafeed service, with
enhanced historical data features and support for the Linux operating
Brooktrout Technology (NEEDHAM, Mass.) received TMC Labs
Innovation Award for its TRxStream Series.
CoCreate Software Inc. (FORT COLLINS, Colo.) announced ME10
2000+, the latest version of its 2-D CAD software, now with a
Extended Systems (BOISE, Idaho) announced that it has reached an
agreement with IBM to integrate its mobile data synchronization and
management software, XTNDConnect Server, into a new IBM server
software offering called WebSphere Everyplace Suite.
eye media, inc. (DALLAS) announced that it has recently released
is web-based Virtual Auctioneer version 3.0 eCommerce software
HydraWEB Technologies (NEW YORK) announced the introduction of
HydraRADIUS, a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User
Service) load balancing solution.
IBM (ARMONK, N.Y.) announced IBM eServer, a new generation
of servers featuring mainframe-class reliability and scalability.
Computer Associates International, Inc. (ISLANDIA, N.Y.) announced
support for IBM's new family of eServers.
IBM (SOMERS, N.Y.) unveiled the IBM eServer zSeries 900,
the 64-bit eServer. It runs z/OS which should support most Linux
Computer Associates International, Inc. (ISLANDIA, N.Y.) announced
a suite of eBusiness management software for IBM's new eServer
zSeries 900 mainframes.
Leapfrog Smart Products, Inc. (ORLANDO, Fla.) announced that it
has completed the design of the Biothentic SCR100, its first
member of the Biothentic family of biometric (fingerprint) Smart card
LeaseExchange (SAN FRANCISCO) introduced Global Data
Broker, a technology that enables LeaseExchange to seamlessly
interface with a variety of platforms, including Oracle on Linux.
LoadVideo.com (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) announced that they have achieved
the "next level in internet video streaming", full-screen dvd quality
video streaming. A Linux version is expected soon.
OceanLake Commerce Inc. (TORONTO) announced the release of its
proprietary mScope wireless engine, wireless enabling
Oracle Corp. (SAN FRANCISCO) unveiled Oracle9i Real Application
Clusters, which allows IT departments to add computers to a
cluster without other changes to either the application or the data.
PeopleSoft Inc. (PLEASANTON, Calif.) announced that PeopleSoft
8 pure Internet applications are shipping with IBM's DB2 Universal
Planet 7 Technologies Corp. (BOTHELL, Wash.) launched its flagship
XML Network Server 2.0 product.
SAFLINK Corporation (REDMOND, Wash.) announced that it plans to
incorporate both the Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA)
standard and the BioAPI specification standard in its expanding
product line of multi-biometric software solutions.
- Sensiva, Inc. and Wacom Co., Ltd.(Mountain View, California) announced Sensiva will be bundled
in all Wacom product lines: Intuos intelligent graphics tablet system;
Graphire pressure-sensitive tablet with the cordless mouse and pen;
and the PL-400 and PL-500 LCD pen tablet systems.
SynergyLink, Inc. (SAN JOSE, Calif.) announced the availability of
a new ASP e-service offering called Hosted Application Integration
Service (HAIS). It will allow ASP clients to design, test and
deploy application integration, real-time, over the Internet.
Telxon Corporation (CINCINNATI and CHICAGO) announced it will
offer the PowerNet product line from Connect, Inc. as an
addition to its wireless networking products and professional services
capabilities. PowerNet is a suite of Windows- and Linux-based host
connectivity tools that provides real-time access to terminal
Unibar, Inc. and SATO America (ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.) announced a
solution to print compliance labels from a Web site through a browser.
Verisity Ltd. (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) announced the immediate
availability of Specman Elite version 3.3, featuring improved
integrations with third-party verification tools.
Delano Technology Corporation (TORONTO, ONTARIO) announced the
Java Edition of the Delano e-Business Interaction Suite, an
e-business platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop and
deploy e-business applications. This version supports Red Hat Linux.
Inprise/Borland (SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.) announced its support for
BEA's WebLogic product line with its JBuilder 4 enterprise
Qarbon.com (SAN JOSE, Calif.) announced the launch of
ViewletBuilder2 Version 2.1, the company's free development
tool for creating Viewlets. The Linux version is new with this
Conxion Corporation and Tripwire, Inc. (SANTA CLARA, Calif. &
PORTLAND, Ore.) announced a partnership to create a security service
designed to assure the integrity of the extensive amount of client
data managed by Conxion. Linux will be among the supported operating
dataSafe Informatica and Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.
(PHOENIX) announced that synergistic measures are being jointly
undertaken to harvest the emerging Linux backup market
opportunity in Brazil.
Enlighten Software Solutions, Inc. (SAN MATEO, Calif.) announced
an alliance with Linux NetworX Inc., in which Linux NetworX
will resell Enlighten's EnlightenDSM systems monitoring and
administration product. EnlightenDSM is a complimentary product to
Linux NetworX's ClusterWorX cluster management tool.
eOn Communications Corporation (MEMPHIS, Tenn. and HAYWARD,
Calif.) announced an expanded partnership with Reliance
Telecommunications. Reliance will now market, install and service
eOn's newest line of Linux-based communications systems, servers and
Metro Link Inc. (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) has joined the Wind River
Systems Inc. WindLink Partner Program.
OPTX International (CHICO, Calif.) launched a partnership with
EZY-Tech, Ltd., a Hong Kong reseller, to offer ScreenWatch
3.0 software, which runs on a variety of platforms including
Linux, to the Chinese market.
- Quintalinux has
announced an agreement with Red Flag Software wherein the two will
jointly market their products and services.
Sendmail, Inc. announced partnerships with ActiveState,
Brightmail and Trend Micro to deliver secure Internet messaging
SteelEye Technology Inc. (MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.) announced a
strategic alliance with NetCentrix Ltd., which will allow
NetCentrix to incorporate SteelEye's reliability clustering software
"LifeKeeper for Linux" to its comprehensive server and data storage
Investments and Acquisitions
- TeamLinux Corporation (Dayton, Ohio)
announced that it has launched a new kiosk, specialized device and
e-commerce solutions business unit resulting from its acquisition of
NCR's Design Center and Gem City Solutions.
Netgem (NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France) was admitted to the Forward
Market (Systhme de Rhglement Diffiri), which has replaced the Monthly
Settlement Market of the Paris Stock Exchange. Netgem is a developer
and provider of solutions offering Internet services through
television using Linux-based software. Here's
Netgem's third quarter results.
- AMIRIX Systems Inc. announced the
addition of Mark Jollymore as Product Manager for Embedded Linux.
Red Hat, Inc. (RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.) announced the
appointment of Kevin Thompson to the position of Vice President of
Linux At Work
Computational Engineering International (CEI) (MORRISVILLE, N.C.)
has won a three-year, $1.4-million contract to research the use of a
Beowulf computer cluster to visualize large-scale models for the
Department of Energy's Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative
(ASCI). CEI will use Red Hat Linux, and an MPI processing
library to allow the systems to communicate in parallel.
Coollogic Inc. (DALLAS) announced that it will integrate its
Coollinux AE software platform with solopoint.com's
next-generation online personal marketing solution.
Forlink Software Corporation (BEIJING) announced that it has
obtained a contract to provide a customized search engine for
CCIDNET. Forlink is a Chinese company providing Unix and Linux
based software tool-suites.
- Linux NetworX, Inc. (SANDY, UTAH)
announced that the National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI)
at Baylor College of Medicine will use the company's clustered
computers in its world-renowned molecular imaging research center.
LinuxWizardry Systems, Inc. (BOCA RATON, Fla.) announced that its
Magic Passage VPN Appliances were used by Lineo for its Internet
Access at the Embedded Systems Conference.
Oracle Corp. (SAN FRANCISCO) announced that 1stUp.com has
standardized on Oracle database and Oracle Intelligent WebHouse
technologies on the Linux operating system.
Perforce Software, Inc. (ALAMEDA, Calif.) announced that
SciTech Software has selected the Perforce source code
control system to manage the Open Watcom source code base.
Perforce Software makes its Fast Software Configuration Management
System available at no charge to organizations developing freely
available software, such as OpenWatcom.org.
Open Source in Education
- Linux NetworX announced the
Evolocity cluster server received Best of Show Award for
Network Servers & Peripherals from InternetWeek and Network
Computing at NetWorld+Interop 2000 Atlanta.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
October 5, 2000