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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software


Do you understand the differences between open source and closed source (proprietary) software? To make an informed decision when choosing between them, you need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each. The main issues in the debate include cost, service and support, innovation, usability, and security. Get a closer look at open source and closed source software solutions so you know what’s right for your needs.

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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 open source door, however, with OpenMFG, its commercially licensed solution with an open source infrastructure.

popular open source  ), has become quite popular with readers and vendors alike. Another market player that has voiced its opinions is Norfolk, Virginia, (US)-based xTuple (formerly OpenMFG ). Privately held xTuple is a self-financed developer of enterprise-class business process applications powered by open source software and infrastructure such as Linux operating system (OS), PostgreSQL database, and Qt , a C++ graphical user interface (GUI) development framework from Trolltech , a Norwegian software company. Before 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 out how as TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at xTuple’s current ERP offerings and commercial editions, and speaks with xTuple CEO Ned Lilly on the vendor’s social capabilities, product development focus, market and competitive landscape, and future outlook.

popular open source  leverages a multiplicity of popular open source and proprietary technologies (see the recent article on the innovative vendor ). This article features the third vendor from the same neck of the woods, xTuple (formerly OpenMFG ), which recently turned 10 years young. As a commercial open source company, xTuple works with a global community of tens of thousands of professional users. Customers can tailor the vendor’s solutions with multi-platform support for Apple Mac , Microsoft Windows , Linux and Read More

Interview with Louis Suárez-Potts of OpenOffice.org and CollabNet


Louis Suárez-Potts speaks about the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. He covers specific examples from his role as community development manager for the OpenOffice.org project.

popular open source  is perhaps the most popular open source, office productivity suite. It runs on a number of different operating systems, and supports a high number of local language translation requirements. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation application, [database,] etc. and is compatible with similar applications such as Microsoft''s office suite. The project is sponsored by Sun Microsystems and hosted by CollabNet . Part IV of the Concerted Disruption, Climb Aboard series. I''d like to know about Read More

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

popular open source  on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. Read More

Infor LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings


At the recent Red Hat Summit 2014, Infor announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB, a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack.

popular open source  LN ERP Gets Open Source and Cloud Underpinnings Infor at the recent Red Hat Summit 2014 announced a joint collaboration with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, and EnterpriseDB , a PostgreSQL database company, to make Infor LN ERP available on a total open technology stack. Infor LN is a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) application for large and midsize complex manufacturers delivered on a technology platform that was designed to give IT departments the flexibility Read More

Sun to Make Solaris Source Code Available


Sun Microsystems Inc. plans to make the source code of its Solaris operating system freely available to the public.

popular open source  the success of the popular Linux operating system. (Sun''s complete product line of servers and workstations run on Solaris, its version of the Unix operating system.) Sun is not going to give away Solaris, but does plan to make the source code available under its community-source license, according to Greg Papadopoulos, the company''s chief technology officer. (Note: Source code is the computer instructions that set out exactly how the program works.) Market Impact Sun is presently the Unix market 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 describes each of the trends and discusses their importance for your business.

popular 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 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 series highlights fundamentals for the enterprise as manifested in global customer demand trends.

popular open source  at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends Introduction This article 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 cli Read More

Biometrics for Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach


Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this integration is to take advantage of the infrastructure provided by a Central Authentication Service (CAS) to offer single-sign-on Web authentication, while improving security beyond basic mechanisms based on login and password. Find out more.

popular open source  for Global Web Authentication: An Open Source Java/J2EE-Based Approach Recently, companies have been working on integrating biometric verification capabilities using open source single-sign-on techniques. The main idea behind this integration is to take advantage of the infrastructure provided by a Central Authentication Service (CAS) to offer single-sign-on Web authentication, while improving security beyond basic mechanisms based on login and password. Find out more. Read More

Microsoft's Open Source Licenses


This post is not an oxymoron. The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License) as compliant with the open source definition. Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn't Microsoft been one

popular open source  s Open Source Licenses This post is not an oxymoron . The Open Source Initiative recently approved two Microsoft licenses (the Microsoft Reciprocal License and the Microsoft Public License ) as compliant with the open source definition . Why would Microsoft want to publish an open source license? The very idea of Microsoft participating in the open source community might sound odd. After all, hasn''t Microsoft been one of the most vocal proprietary vendors against free and open source software ? Read More

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 and FOSS, and makes suggestions for BPM seekers that prefer FOSS.

popular open source  Process Management in Free and Open Source: An Overview of the Demand and the Supply A while ago, I wrote a product note about Aras Innovator , the only enterprise open source solution available on the product lifecycle management (PLM) market. After that, my interest in free and open source software (FOSS) did not fade but I changed my focus to another category of enterprise software— business process management (BPM). This time, I was able to find more than one BPM solution that’s offered Read More

Analysis of Sendmail, Inc.'s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years


sendmail 8.10 now includes SMTP authentication and support for the lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) and multiple queues.

popular open source  of Sendmail, Inc.''s Largest Open Source Release in Twenty Years Event Summary Demo 2000, Indian Wells, CA - Sendmail, Inc., the provider of the ubiquitous Sendmail Internet Mail platform for e-communications, applications and services, announced Open Source sendmail 8.10, the largest feature release in the 20 year history of the mail transfer agent (MTA), which routes the vast majority of mail traffic across the Internet. Designed to satisfy the accelerating demands of Internet communications, Read More