Google asked a judge at the International Trade Commission to prevent key Microsoft witness Dr. Robert Stevenson from testifying in a case against Motorola. Microsoft has alleged that portions of Android-fueled Motorola phones are in violation of Microsoft patents.
The reason? Google has stated Microsoft revealed "highly confidential source code" they had requested from Google in a subpoena in April. Google said in its motion for sanctions they should have been permitted to review Dr. Stevenson's credentials, and should have been allowed to object to using him as a witness.
It was also noted in the sanctions that Dr. Stevenson has worked as a consultant for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, two Google competitors. A response from Microsoft is due August 15th.
Cloudera Launches Partner Program For Apache Hadoop
Apache Hadoop distributor Cloudera has launched a partner program for the companies that utilize its services. It contains a self-certification suite which allows the testing and validation of software and hardware for use in a Hadoop cluster. Hadoop will be packaged with training resources, marketing tools, and technical support.
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OpenShift PaaS Enhanced To Support Java EE 6
The OpenShift PaaS solution from Red Hat has been enhanced to support Java Enterprise Edition 6. This makes OpenShift the first PaaS solution that is compatible with Java EE 6.
OpenShift uses the new JBoss Application Server 7 to permit the Java EE 6 functionality. The support for Java EE is intended to simplify the process to create and deploy cloud based Java applications. A variety of databases, frameworks and languages are supported by OpenShift, such as Python, Perl, Java EE, Mongo DB, Ruby, and others.
Pouch DB: The Portable CouchDB
Here's some further explanation via the PouchDB GitHub "README" file:
Unlike the other current couch-like browser APIs built on WebStorage (http://dev.w3.org/html5/webstorage/) PouchDB's goal is to maintain the same kinds of consistency guarantees Apache CouchDB provides across concurrent connections across the multiple-tabs a user might be using to concurrently access an PouchDB database. This is something that just isn't possible with the BrowserStorage API previous libraries like BrowserCouch and lawnchair use.
Link Of The Day
Thanks to alwayzdere for today's big link.