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Open Solutions Alliance acquired by Europeans
| OW2, a European consortium dedicated to creating open
| source middleware, has acquired the Open Solutions
| Alliance, a two-year group dedicated to building reseller
| channels for open source.
LucidEra's BI tech finds new home at Pentaho
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| Open-source BI (business intelligence) vendor Pentaho has
| purchased technology from failed BI company LucidEra, it
| was announced Monday. Terms were not disclosed.
Open Enterprise Interview: Anthony Gold, president, Open Solutions Alliance
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| GM: You've said you want to take the OSA to the "next level" by addressing
| interoperability between proprietary and closed-source software. Could you
| please say exactly how you intend to achieve that in practical terms? For
| example, do you contemplate licensing deals with proprietary vendors, or is
| it a matter of working towards common standards? If the latter, would they be
| completely open?
| AG: Indeed, Iâm looking very forward to taking OSA to the next level by
| extending the success weâve had driving interoperability among open solutions
| to interoperability among the solutions customer demand, regardless of the
| nature of their licensing terms. And, these conversations are in the works.
| I donât anticipate working on licensing deals. The OSA doesnât represent any
| one commercial entity, so we would not enter into such deals as an
| Rather, Iâm looking to work towards common interoperability practices and
| standards that allow solutions to easily be deployed together. If these
| efforts result in standards, I would expect them to be open so that they
| could benefit everyone in the industry; however, the conversations arenât at
| that point yet.
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