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Open Season: LinuxWorld wrap-up edition

Black Duck expands its knowledge base; Penguin Computing gets serious with AMD chips; Open Country gives developers more systems management tools; Trolltech does Linux mobile.

Black Duck Software expands protexIP KnowledgeBase

Black Duck Software Inc., a Waltham, Mass.-based IP compliance vendor, has added the signatures of more than 10,000 commercial products from a host of 1,000 vendors to its signature KnowledgeBase product.

Black Duck execs said the addition of signatures is part of a service that allows users to identify and track the reuse of commercial software components, thereby ensuring compliance with their licensing and royalty obligations.

Penguin Computing making Linux servers with next-gen AMD Opteron processors

Starting immediately, Penguin Computing Inc. will now use up to two of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.'s Opteron processors in its Altus 1600 and 2600 servers.

Available now, Penguin's 1U Altus 1600 and 2U Altus 2600 servers feature SATA, SCSI and SAS storage options, expansion slots for PCI Express serial input/output technology for high-performance cluster fabrics and enterprise-class storage adapters and optional PCI-X slots for legacy expansion cards.

Open Country launches OCM 3.1 systems management suite

Open Country, a Belmont, Calif.-based systems management software company, released OCM 3.1, the newest version of its OCM Linux systems management suite at LinuxWorld last week. OCM is Open Country's flagship product. It allows administrators to provision, manage, monitor and maintain Linux-based servers, desktops, blades and appliances.

The languages OCM 3.1 supports are English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. Additional features include a search capability that allows systems to be searched based on installed software; and you can customize another feature, an extensive reporting capability with 12 standard report templates, to meet compliance requirements.

Trolltech discloses plans for the first Linux mobile development device

Trolltech unwrapped what it described as the first open source Linux mobile device for application developers. The Qtopia Greenphone has been designed for commercial and open source developers, in-house software developers and handset manufacturers so they can create, modify and test Linux-based mobile phone applications on a working GSM/GPRS device.

Greenphone will be offered as part of a software development kit and includes Trolltech's Qtopia Phone Edition, an application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones. The device is not intended as a commercial mobile phone.

Open Season is a weekly feature that highlights open source news briefs, brought to you from the staff.

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