In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise software solution. Mr. Jones explains his vision in this first part of three articles on maintaining a business centered around Free and open source software for the enterprise.
a discussion with the Compiere project leader, Jorg Janke. Part One—OFBiz The Open For Business (OFBiz) project began in May 2001, and project leaders, David Jones and Andy Zeneski, have based their consulting business around it for the last several years. OFBiz is licensed under the MIT Open Source license, which is approved by the Open Source Initiative (OSI) ( www.opensource.org ). The development, like many open source projects, centers around a core project with the leaders offering services based