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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 and open source (foss)  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
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 and open source (foss)  this article concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. This second part reviews reasons behind why enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand, as well as why software providers should continue efforts to meet the demand. Together, these articles should offer an overview of FOSS concepts for both enterprise software clients and vendors that would like to be let in on the buzz resonating from 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 and open source (foss)  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
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 and open source (foss)  release with both a free offering and a series of commercial offerings. TEC: What is the current state of affairs of xTuple releases, new enhancements, etc.? NL: In addition to what you said in your intro, we just released 3.8.1, and the next major release will be a jump to 4.0 in May 2012. The really cool thing about 4.0 is that the new Mobile Web client will interoperate seamlessly with the desktop client. Both will talk to the same PostgreSQL database back end and, by the end of the 4.x series, the Read More
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

free and open source (foss)  use. While users are free to examine and verify source code, the level of expertise required means that it is entirely possible for a programmer to embed back door Trojans to capture private and confidential information without the user ever knowing. Adopting a reputable brand with a concentrated development team supported by a strong online community will reduce the potential risk. 2. Closed Source Software Closed source software can be defined as proprietary software distributed under a licensing Read More
Zooming into an Inventory Free Flow
FreeFlow, a provider of business services with a patented technology, aims to help companies improve product life cycle profitability by providing a unique

free and open source (foss)  into an Inventory Free Flow The convenience of a 24x7 intranet marketplace may be the answer to a company''s end-of-lifecycle (EOL) inventory ills. Entering their products into an online auction portal, companies can sell off their excess inventory to the highest bidder, and buyers can purchase needed items for a steal. Is There a Smarter Way to Handle Excess Active and Obsolete Inventory? Given that one man''s challenge often presents another man''s opportunity, this brings us again to FreeFlow ( Read More
3 Countries Open the Gate
EC-Gate creates a wireless vertical marketplace to enable B2B e-commerce. The first of several wireless virtual communities were unveiled at three

free and open source (foss)  ec-gate,wireless,b2b,Business-to-Business Wireless ASP,WASP,ITAC Procurement,EC-Gate''s solution,B2B transactions,B2B markets,wireless technology,collaborative commerce solution,WASP paradigm,B2B solutions,Personal Digital Assistants,pda 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 and open source (foss)  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
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]project-open[ is headquarterd in Barcelona, Spain, run under German management. The company''s main activity is leveraging the open-source model to provide

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No Back Doors. No Open Windows.
To boot or pre-boot, that is the question. There’s no doubt that operating systems (OSs) are complicated given the sheer amount of code that must be flawlessly

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Will Sun Burn Linux with
Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

free and open source (foss)  require Microsoft to make free and open its application program interfaces (APIs), rather than break itself into pieces, as a preferred remedy in the current Department of Justice vs. Microsoft antitrust investigation. Free is a relative term, however. In December, Sun eliminated fees for Java 2 Standard Edition, but still requires developers to pay for compatibility tests required to maintain their licenses. Linux advocates and other industry watchers have claimed that the Sun Community Source License 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 and open source (foss)  its current success. The free version of xTuple ERP has also been downloaded over 150,000 times from SourceForge.net , the world''s largest development and download repository of open source code and applications. Expanding Product Offerings Though it might not sound like marketing wizardry to some, the xTuple name was picked to denote the company''s diversification in terms of product offering: OpenMFG, a manufacturing-oriented ERP product; OpenRPT , an open source report writer; and the most recent Read More
FREE Not-for-Profit Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) recently opted to implement UNIT4 Agresso ERP throughout its business. As the not-for-profit

free and open source (foss)  headquartered in New York, FREE benefits and supports more than 3,500 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury, providing an array of support and services including housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, community, and family services, respite, crisis services, education and after-school support, primary and specialty health care, and advocacy.   By ensuring best practice business processes related to its financials, procurement, project Read More
Choosing an Open Source Vendor and Service Provider
As more companies begin to use open source, demand for direct support and services beyond the on-line community will grow. If you''re looking for open source

free and open source (foss)  open source,vendors,providers,Free and open source,software,commercial entities,IT infrastructure,evaluation,service contract,product community 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.

free and open source (foss)  its Solaris operating system freely available to the public in an attempt to parallel 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 Read More

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