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Nexedi, the creator of ERP5, and ERP5 International partners announced that ERP5 Express, the world's first hosted solution for an open source ERP to the public, has been released.
"I have been reading the CEO of Sun, Jonathan Schwartz’s blog, lately and it has some great material. I just love the fact that many CEO’s blog nowadays, as some of it is quite interesting, and bold, material. I suppose I would even go so far to say, that if I read a CEO’s blog and it wasn’t good, I wouldn’t invest in their company, as I would have my doubts about the leaders intellect and authenticity. On the other hand, if I read a CEO’s blog like Jonathan’s, I would be very interested in the company."
Selected by InfoWorld Test Center editors and reviewers, these first annual Bossies celebrate the best open source software available for the enterprise. From CRM and ERP to OSes and middleware to networking, storage, and security software, our 36 winners prove that if your business is willing and your IT staff is ready, there's an open source solution that's able.
The UK Government have released a response to the online petition to prevent the BBC making the iPlayer Windows only. The government state that the "BBC Trust made it a condition of approval for the BBC's on-demand services that the iPlayer is available to users of a range of operating systems" and they will "measure the BBC's progress on this".
Adopt Python to manage UNIX systems while incorporating concepts of good program design. Python is an easy-to-learn, open source scripting language that lets system administrators do their job more quickly. It can also make tasks more fun.
The Society for Sustainable Mobility, formerly known as the Open Source Green Vehicle project, is one of the official teams registered for the Automotive X-Prize competition.
The day is fast approaching when the comment and voting period for ISO/IEC DIS 29500, the draft ISO specification based upon Microsoft's Office Open XML formats, will either be approved or not. As Sept. 2 comes closer, Microsoft appears to be stuffing the ballot boxes of some countries' ISO organizations while open-source and standard organizations are firing back with furious words.
Your vote for the “Most innovative good practice” award is a unique opportunity to reach politicians and decision makers. Winning this award will highlight the maturity achieved by the Open Source collaborative model as a pragmatic way to tackle IT challenges in society. You may vote until Friday, September 7th.