Part 1 of this blog series talked about Consona Corporation’s recent acquisition of leading open source and cloud computing enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider Compiere. After reading a slew of speculative blog posts (including the one from TEC’s free and open source [FOSS] buff and advocate Josh Chalifour), I had an incisive briefing with Consona’s CEO Jeff Tognoni, to
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offering for Consona’s ERP division, but it might even go a mile further. Namely, as mentioned in Part 1 , Consona was particularly attracted to the open source concepts and low cost structure at the platform stack level. Thus, as Compiere runs on a completely open source stack (e.g., Java, Linux, Jboss Developer Studio [JBDS] , Apache , Postgres , etc.), Consona this way avoids dependence on any large vendor’s proprietary platform stack (e.g., Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Force.com , etc.).