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Mark Wielaard: New GPG key. Finally created a new GPG key using gnupg. The old one was a DSA/1024 bits one and 8 years old. The new one is a RSA/2048 bits one. I will use the new one in the future to sign any release tarballs I might create. pub 2048R/57816A6A 2011-01-29 Key f...

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Andrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea6 1.7.8, 1.8.5, 1.9.5 Released!. We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5. This update contains the following security updates: The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 u...

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Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the Worlds Most Popular Open Source Database

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. - January 16, 2008 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world#039;s fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun#039;s position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today#039;s announcement reaffirms Sun#039;s position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.

Date: January, 16 2008

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