Oracle 11g Announced

Oracle 11g

“Oracle was banging its drum hard today, as it launched version 11g of its eponymous Database product.

The vendor may have spent the last three years hovering up other software vendors, but it managed to squeeze in another 36,000 person months to bring its core database platform up to date.

Oracle claims over 400 new features for its new platform. The grid word pops up a lot in the announcement. Perhaps reflecting the other obsessions of the age, Oracle is also emphasizing features such as Data Guard, which it says will increase return on development for disaster recovery, by allowing customers to use their standby database to improve their production environment.” – Source

Oracle Press Announcement
Oracle 11g Database Homepage

Firefox 3 Beta Delayed

Firefox 3

“Firefox 3.0’s first beta has been delayed at least six weeks, Mozilla Corp. engineers said Sunday, and it now won’t appear until the middle of September.

In a posting to the mozilla.dev.planning group Sunday, Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla’s vice president of engineering, suggested a revamped milestone schedule for Firefox 3.0, the next major update to the popular open-source browser. Among the changes: a postponement of the first beta, slated as recently as last week to debut July 31. It’s not expected until Sept. 18 at the earliest…” – Source

PC World Article
Firefox Schedule

Firefox 3 Alpha 6

Firefox 3

This week Mozilla announced, what is expected to be, the final Alpha release of Firefox 3 Web Browser, Alpha 6. The open source community is expecting a Beta release by the end of July, beginning of August. Wired is expecting the Beta by July 31st but most think that it will be pushed back a little. Here is a brief overview of what’s going on in Alpha 6.

GPLv3

FSF GPLv3Today marks the beginning of a new era in open source. With the release of GPLv3, there is now an up-to-date version of the FSF’s GPL that will cover new open source work. The following are links to the announcement and articles about this event.

FSF.Org – GPLv3
Linux.com – Announcement
Linux.com – GPLv3 submitted to Open Source Initiative for approval