Open Source / GPL
SourceForge the world’s largest web site for open source development and distribution, today launched an online marketplace for technology professionals to buy and sell service and support for open source software.
"I teach a high school multimedia course. We were scheduled to get new software this year but due to several pointy haired bosses, no software was ordered. The software I have to teach is Flash 5, Dreamweaver 2000, Photoshop 7 and (god help me) Movie Maker. The question is: is it better to teach old commercial software or their open source counterparts (Komposer, Gimp, etc.)? Is the steep learning curve and slightly less uniform design worth a little student frustration to teach them software written in the past 5 years?"
Zenoss announced that Pando Networks, a top provider of managed peer-to-peer (P2P) media distribution services, has deployed Zenoss Enterprise to manage the configuration, health and performance of its rapidly growing IT infrastructure. Pando chose Zenoss over proprietary and open source alternatives to gain access to a powerful yet affordable network, server and application management solution.
IONA Technologies announced that the Belgium Ministry for Education is using IONA's FUSE Open Source technology for a newly introduced centralized student registration system. The system which was developed with ETNIC, the information technology agency of the Belgium French community, is using IONA's FUSE ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) to integrate the multiple applications, servers and databases to facilitate real-time registration and validation of over one million student records.
Zenoss announced the launch of Zenoss Enterprise Edition for Educational institutions. Through this program Zenoss is providing the state-of-the-art Open Source IT Management solution for today's educational environments. With the Zenoss Enterprise Edition educational institutions can meet the demanding management requirements of their IT infrastructure while taking full advantage of the cost efficiencies of commercial open source.
xTuple announced that the current shipping release of its xTuple Applications – the OpenMFG Enterprise Resource Planning Suite and the PostBooks free and open source edition – have been certified for use on Apple’s new Mac OS X Leopard operating system.
"The open source code for EeePC is available here. To download the source code of all open source software packages that are included in the product, follow the steps listed below."
Business intelligence and data warehousing are in the path of open source development. Over the years, open source moved from basic developer tools to infrastructure to application tools and is now moving into applications.
Open source has been around for a long time – the official incarnation started with the creation of the GNU Public License (GPL) in 1985. The layers of open source that underlie what is needed for business intelligence (BI) have matured to the point that they are starting to take on the major players in our market.