Red Hat this week said it has acquired Makara, a provider of software that will help the open source software provider accelerate the build-out its cloud services.
Following more than two years of development, the Moodle community has formally released Moodle 2.0, a major update to the popular open source learning management system.
The Sakai Foundation has opened the call for submissions for the 2011 annual Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award competition, now in its 4th year.
Apple is actively working to bring an open source Java SE 7 (Java Platform, Standard Edition) implementation to Mac OS X. The company said Friday it's working with Oracle to launch an OpenJDK project for Mac OS X and promised to contribute "key components, tools and technology" for such an implementation.
Kno Inc. said Monday night that it is now accepting preorders for its first generation single- and dual-screen electronic textbook readers. The tablets will initially run $599 for the single-screen model and $899 for the dual-screen model and are expected to be delivered, at least to some customers, by the end of the year.
Three institutions--Oxford University, Rice University, and Open University--have added e-books for free download through iTunes U, Apple's educational area in its iTunes Store. Each is taking a unique approach to the selection of its e-books, but all are using the EPUB format.
Microsoft recently announced a partnership with Cloud.com to help integrate its commercial hypervisor into the open source OpenStack project.
A new version of the free and open source learning management system ATutor has been released. Version 2.0.1 is primarily a maintenance update, although it does incorporate a number of functionality improvements as well.
The LMS is an enterprise-wide and critical platform, but it has mostly remained unconnected to the cloud and to the social Web. But now a new management platform, plugjam from CommonNeed, turns the LMS into a truly seamless member of the Web.