Open Source / GPL

Open Source Government: Italy launches its Forge

The Minister of Reform and Innovations in Public Administration, Luigi Nicolais, and the President of the Center for the application of Italian Ministry of Innovation and Technology Politics (CNIPA), Livio Zoffoli, today announced the latest initiative of the Italian Open Source Observatory.

Open Source alternative to PageRank

OpenRank is an open source project to create a better ranking algorithm/process. A processes that can not only be used for searching webpages, but for any other item, in a multi consumer-producer environment such as the internet.

The Serious Synergy Between SOA and Open Source

Interesting findings from a recent Unisys-sponsored survey by Forrester Research on open source Open Source Hosting Solutions with 24x7x365 Support – Visit Latest News about open source use in enterprises. The bits on SOA (service-oriented architecture) were particularly revealing, and add more grist to the mill of evidence building around the compelling economics that bind open source products and SOA activities.

Why software commoditisation is a myth

“Software prices will eventually fall to zero. The open-source software movement has already started that commoditisation.”

This pronouncement came recently from MIT professor Michael A Cusumano at a one-day Silicon Valley conference called “The New Software Industry”. If that sounds too good to be true to corporate IT shops that are forever squeezed by software costs, well, yeah, it is.

The Japanese government looks to go Open Source

The Japanese government wants to go open source, as a way to rely less on a single vendor IT software infrastructure. And plenty of vendors are lining up to help make this happen.

A cynic rips open source

"Open source is not a movement; it's a religion. It is a set of principles and practices that let everyone share nonexistent or semi-existent intellectual property. Remember the Communist Manifesto: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." It is this generation's Woodstock."

Zenoss Among Open Source Leaders Selected for Red Hat Exchange Launch

Zenoss today announced it is among the short list of partners involved in today's launch of Red Hat Exchange (RHX).

Eight common misunderstandings about GPLv3

The official release of the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3) is still a couple of months away, yet already, the misunderstandings about it are almost as numerous as those for the second version (GPLv2).