Forecasts, Funambol tests the ad-funded model, Microsoft helps to install open source : open source packages links 17-10-2008

The Forecast Looks Good for OpenOffice.orgGlyn Moody reports that things are definitely looking bright for, and not only in Italy.

Funambol Launches Free Ad-funded Open Source Mobile’We’ Showcase -  Funambol is trying to combine mobile open source with mobile advertising.

Microsoft Puts Weight Behind Open Source Projects With Web Platform Installer -TechCruch and others report the news, Microsoft Web Application Installer is now available for download. Savio says that they are not distributing open source, and I believe they are right doing that, in order to exclude Microsoft liability.