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Open Sourcelong tailAMR Research 3 Dec 2008 3:24 PM
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The Long Tail of IT by kvandersluis Comment (0)

In these days of recession and shrinking IT budgets, development groups are forced to do more with less.  This appears to be an opportunity for growth for Open Source projects, as companies find it difficult to purchase products, or even expand use of products they currently own.  Open source products are available to assist in impleme

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XAwareOpen Source Business ModelsOpen SourceebizQ 29 Oct 2008 7:12 AM
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XAware featured in latest ebizQ podcast by billm Comment (0)
An update on XAware's successful conversion to open source is the topic of the latest Dennis Byron podcast on ebizQ (an interview with yours truely).  Listen to it here
XAwareQAOpen SourceEclipse 13 Oct 2008 1:38 PM
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FROSST by jpeters Comment (0)
Last weekend, I attended the 1st FROSST (Front Range Open Space Software Testing Conference) in Thornton, Colorado. Thanks to Ben and Heidi for putting on such a great open space conference. I attended the Metrics, Open Source, Performance, Automation, and Agile sessions. Below are a few comments about each:

Metrics

This was an interesting topic with consensus

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XAwareOpen Source 8 Aug 2008 7:35 AM
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What We've Learned So Far? by billm Comment (0)

It has been almost six months since the GA release of XAware 5.0, our first  Open Source (GPLv2) version.  We just released the first upgrade, XAware 5.1 .  I thought this would be a good time to review some of what we have learned so far.  

We had guessed that there are between one million and five million potential users for X

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Open Source Business ModelsOpen Source 12 Jun 2008 2:19 PM
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Survey: Open source is entering the enterprise mainstream by billm Comment (0)

Interesting article from Infoworld that both validates our beliefs and addresses some of our challenges…


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Software DecisionsOpen SourceCIOs 21 May 2008 6:10 AM
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Little to Lose - Much to Gain by billm Comment (2)

Most CIOs and their enterprise IT organizations, having been burned in the past by very expensive infrastructure software purchases that didn't work out well, have created organizations and processes aimed at preventing such costly "mistakes" from happening again. These organizations and processes are costly in their own right. They invest a lot of time, effort, and money

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Open Source 9 Apr 2008 6:44 PM
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Gartner Turns Positive on Open Source by billm Comment (0)

There’s an interesting Slashdot thread going at: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/04/235212 .

It stems from a ZD Net story about Gartner acknowledging that OSS is on the rise.   

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it writes &quo

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Open SourceData ServicesData Integration 3 Apr 2008 8:09 AM
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Entry Level Data Integration by billm Comment (0)

Savio Rodriques posted this on the Infoworld Open Sources | Rodrigues & Urlocker blog :

Vendors need to right-size their products

I've used the term "Righ

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Open Source Business ModelsOpen Source 26 Mar 2008 5:57 PM
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Tim Harvey from OSBC - Open Source at the Tipping Point by billm Comment (0)

Tim Harvey is at the InfoWorld Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco this week.  He sent me this note from OSBC to share with our community:

 Open Source at the Tipping Point?

This is my 2nd year attending the Open Source Business Conference. While much of what I heard last year

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SOAOpen Source 14 Mar 2008 11:27 AM
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On Economic Recession, SOA, and Open Source by billm Comment (0)

I have spoken with some IT industry analysts recently on the question:  "Will a recession be good for open source?"  I think that orgainzations and IT managers will turn to the favorable economics of open source to get things done when budgets are tight; so yes, recession may be good for open source adoption.  

On a similar theme, will recession be good or bad fo

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