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Business Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply
Free and open source software (FOSS) has become a hot topic in the business process management (BPM) market. This article discusses the relevance between BPM

free open source  licensed under an official free or open source license. Compared with the same percentages in some other enterprise software categories, this 23.0 percent is higher than all the others except for that for enterprise content management (ECM). I’m not sure whether the 23.0 percent of BPM initiatives would all end up with FOSS BPM solutions as wanted, but at least the percentage shows that the FOSS awareness in the BPM area is relatively strong. Figure 1. Percentages of people indicating a desire for a Read More
What’s Up with xTuple-and Open Source ERP?
You may be wondering how the open-source ERP vendor xTuple operating with a workforce of only 27 can compete on the same stage with the software giants. Find

free open source  as possible using the free version, and we don''t care if we ever see a dime from them. We''ve seen the power of the network effect clearly over the past few years—the more people that are using the system, the better and more valuable the system is for everyone. Open source really knocks the walls down and creates a whole new dynamic (pardon the obvious pun) that the incumbent proprietary vendors can''t really answer in the long run. It''s open source that is much more of a customer-favoring phenomenon Read More
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

free open source  provides an overview of Free and open source software (FOSS) concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from the FOSS-related change in the software industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand as well as why it should push Read More
A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends
A response to trends in the open source software market comes this time from relative newcomer provider xTuple. This vendor’s footprint isn’t entirely in the

free open source  is available now as free and open source software (FOSS) on SourceForge.net , and elsewhere under common public attribution license (CPAL) open source license. Based on over 150,000 downloads to date, and the active community of users and developers at SourceForge.net and xTuple''s own xtuple.org website, xTuple thinks the offering will be a big hit. Thus, the two communities will grow in tandem, while xTuple pledges to manage the ongoing development of both products, so that enhancements to one can flow Read More
Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

free open source  what makes a system Free or open source software, and touched on platform demand trends for the past year. The key elements of the article should show that based on TEC''s research of demand trends, recommendations from other organizations, and widely espoused FOSS principles, there are both recognized benefits for organizations adopting FOSS and thus growing opportunities for vendors to provide FOSS technologies in their offerings. This concludes Part Two of a two-part note. Part One concerned the Free Read More
Why Open Source is Important to You
There are two trends in open source adoption that make it imperative that you consider open source solutions for your future IT initiatives. This article

free open source  Open Source is Important to You Introduction There''s been an incredible amount of news and gossip about open source over the past year. Between the SCO lawsuits, the Microsoft Windows versus Linux TCO campaign, and the IBM Linux Everywhere advertising blitz, open source seems to have gotten more coverage than the Brad and Jennifer split. You might be forgiven for thinking the whole open source thing is overblown—plenty of smoke but no fire. You''d be wrong. Open source has been gathering steam and is Read More
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free open source  can download the code free of charge and make changes to it as long as they report to Sun any bugs encountered. Under the community-sourcing model, Sun charges commercial users a license fee. The community source concept articulated by Sun falls short of open sourcing, which has been popularized by the Linux community. Open source allows any individual to both access the software and amend it, whether for development or commercial use. We already offer it with our microprocessors, Solaris, Java, Jini Read More
Aras Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale?
The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products. Two points that stuck

free open source  Open Source PLM--Will its Business Scale? The ZDNet article on PLM/BPM vendor, Aras, covers reasons this former proprietary vendor decided to open source its Innovator products . Two points that stuck out for me, concern what open sourcing enabled Aras to do. According to the article, using an open source development model allowed Aras to develop its software much more quickly--it cites Aras as being one of only 10 ISVs to gain full certification for its software running on Microsoft’s forthcoming Read More
Ariba Goes Direct To (And From) The Source
Ariba will extend the capabilities of its B2B Commerce Platform by providing capabilities for buyers and sellers of direct and indirect materials to negotiate

free open source  kinds of similar businesses. FreeMarkets.com is essentially in the same business as SupplierMarket (see For a Million Gallons of Glue Find a Marketplace on Steroids ). FreeMarkets would argue that it tends to handle the high end of the trade - complex procurements where the company adds significant value in crafting the RFQ and qualifying sellers. Whether Ariba will want to reach directly into that high-end territory or not, it will be able to pick away some of FreeMarkets'' low hanging fruit. On the Read More
Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code
In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source

free open source  Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code Event Summary SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - January 3, 2000 - Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that it plans to jump to the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing InterBase 6, the new version of its cross-platform SQL database. Inprise plans to release InterBase in open-source form for multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the In Read More
Customer Analytics: A Powerful Source of Competitive Advantage for Midsize Organizations
Completing the customer picture today involves collecting and assembling data from multiple sources, including traditional sources such as transactions and

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Active Escrow: The Technical Verification of Software Source Code
The source code for mission-critical software products is almost never provided to users by the supplier. All the end-user has is a copy of the compiled source

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A Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS
A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don

free open source  Guide to Evaluating the Real Costs of an Open Source CMS A common misconception when considering a Web content management solution (CMS) is that open source software will save you time and money. Just because you don’t have to pay subscription fees or shell out for licensing doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden costs with open source implementation. Find out the questions you should ask before choosing open source—and how to best evaluate and compare your CMS options. Read More
b-Open Ltd.
b-Open Ltd., founded in 2004, is a software company specialized in cloud solutions. b-Open aims to provide innovative products based on its proprietary PaaS

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