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Sun Teams with Red Hat in Support of FOSS
European Parliament Rejects Software Patent Directive
The movement for free and open source software (FOSS) received a supportive vote this past week as the European Parliament rejected the Computer-Implemented Inventions directive, which would have permitted the patenting of software. Sun and Red Hat joined efforts with the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII) to voice the industry's interests for FOSS.
D. E. Shaw Group Banks on Sun Technologies
Sun Fire Servers to Power Massive Grid Computing Environments
Sun Fire servers powered with AMD Opteron processors will run the D. E. Shaw group's financial analysis applications, molecular modeling and other life sciences simulations utilized by its in-house research staff. The specialized investment and technology development firm will also deploy its financial services compute grid on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Debuts Games Market Access Acceleration Program
Speeds Up Time-to-market for Game Companies in Asian Markets

Sun is collaborating with Pacific Internet Limited to bring a market access acceleration program to international games content owners. Entitled Games Market Access Program (MAP), this program is designed for game companies with commercially ready-to-deploy digital content for Asian-based gamers.

IDC Study Predicts Growth for Server Blades Market
Growth Seen as One-in-four Servers Sold in Western Europe by 2009
An IDC study reports the Western Europe server blade market is expected to reach 565,000 units by 2009, translating to one in every four servers sold in the region. These numbers will account for $1.74 billion of vendor revenue in 2009.
Sun Setting Sights on European R&D Center in Prague
Exec Says Plans Definitive, Investment Amount to be Determined

A news article from the Prague Daily Monitor reports that Sun plans on building a European research and development center in this city within the Czech Republic. Currently, Sun employs approximately 200 people in the country and this number could increase to 600 with this latest announcement.

    Sun VP Hugh Aitken Honored as Commander of the British Empire
    Instrumental in Advancing Scottish Electronics Industry, Charity Work
    Sun Vice President for Worldwide Customer Fulfillment Hugh Aitken was honored for his services to the Scottish electronics industry and work with charities by being made a Commander of the British Empire, or C.B.E., in the Queen's Birthday Honors List. Aitken was nominated based on his vision for building a network to advance technology in Scotland.
      Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
      Vol 88 Issues 3, 4 and 5

      Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the current and last volumes. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

      - 88.5: Sun Ultra 20 Workstation Bests HP, IBM, Dell Models - 88.4: "Solaris Containers -- What They Are and How to Use Them" - 88.3: "Centralized Host Configuration With Cfengine"

      Sun's Strategy in the Participation Age
      Scott McNealy Reviews the Company's Direction
      Sun defines the Participation Age as a time when sharing is important to the economic and social returns of the industry as a whole, and that time is now, says Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy, who states Sun is focused on building the infrastructure that facilitates the Participation Age.
      Keeping Java Technology Open, Innovative and Reliable
      Java Developer Platforms Group VP Explains the Challenges
      The key elements in Sun's strategy to continue the Java language's popularity and ease of use for developers is to focus on innovation and tools based on the programming language, says Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java Developer Platforms Group at Sun. Jackson recently spoke with Janice J. Heiss about the challenges of keeping Java technology open, innovative and reliable.
      Effective Identity Management
      Businesses Benefit From Security and Revenue Potential

      Sun Vice President of Identity Management Sara Gates recently shared her perspective on how an effective identity management program can be secure while also providing organizations the freedom to grow. In a Sun Boardroom Minutes article, Gates explained the basics of identity management, its benefits and revenue opportunities.

      Sun Implements Holy See's Enterprise Communications Solution
      End-to-end Messaging Infrastructure Facilitates High-volume Emails
      The Holy See is relying on Sun to upgrade its IT infrastructure to a more secure, reliable and efficient method for the Holy See's internal communications. The first phase of this project had the Sun Client Solutions team design and implement an end-to-end messaging infrastructure in just two months.
      Solaris 10 Operating System Self-Help Guide
      Offers Information on Installation, Burning Media and More
      Sun has posted a self-help guide for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) that offers information from downloading the operating system to burning media to hardware compatibility and installation. Located off the main Solaris 10 OS's home page, this guide makes upgrading to Sun's latest operating system even easier.
      "Security APIs, SPIs, and Frameworks for the Solaris OS"
      Article Provides Overview for Developers

      Sun Senior Technical Writer John Stearns has written an overview article addressing security APIs, SPIs and frameworks for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Targeting developers working on consumer applications or service modules, Stearns provides an introduction to the Solaris OS security features before delving into more specific material.

      Sun Software Express for Solaris 6/05 Software
      New Snapshots Now Available to Download

      The Sun Software Express program for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) has released the 6/05 snapshots that are available now to download. The noncommercial version is offered free for users, while the commercial use version is USD$99 for a Solaris Express subscription.

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