Open Source / GPL
The last three years has seen a dramatic uptake of Open Source in New Zealand in the Education sector. The Tertiary Education Commission has an e-Learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF) that provides the means for a wide variety of New Zealand tertiary institutions to develop sustainable Open Source solutions.
OrangeHRM Inc. today announced the availability of OrangeHRM On-Demand, a hosted version of its OrangeHRM open source human resources management solution for small and mid-sized enterprises. The company has also released a new Version 2.1 that upgrades the system’s Leave Management module and a variety of other functions.
A few weeks back, one of The Tolly Group's testing clients got a fair bit of press when it announced test results showing that its open source, Fast Ethernet router outperformed Cisco's 2821 Integrated Services Router.
"Twice the performance at half the price"
This paper provides quantitative data that, in many cases, using open source software / free software (abbreviated as OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS) is a reasonable or even superior approach to using their proprietary competition according to various measures.
This editorial is an experiment. It was originally written by Radu-Cristian Fotescu for his blog, but he offered us the chance to publish it here on The Jem Report as well. It is extremely long, and divided up into separate pages, which is something I don't usually do with articles. So the format in which this is published is the first experiment. The second experiment is a matter of this article's content. I don't agree with everything Radu-Cristian says in his article, but I very much agree with what he is doing, which is to take a brutally honest look at the failures of the open source community and demand that we begin to recognize them instead of continuing to ignore the parts that aren't working correctly.
Open source software has changed the rules of the game, impacting significantly the economic behavior of stakeholders in the software ecosystem. In this new environment, developers strive to be committers, vendors feel pressure to produce open source products, and system integrators anticipate boosting profits.
Survey of OpenLogic expert community shows Open Source Developers are positive on draft 3 of GPLv3 despite some concerns about provisions.
The pairing of revenue-generating established companies with still burgeoning SOA-facing concerns is not limited to mergers and acquisitions. We've seen just recently more innovative partnerships and traditional OEM agreements that point to the same "all-for-one, one-for-all" SOA value attainment trend.