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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...
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)  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...
TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz
In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise

free and open source (foss)  OFBiz Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support that notion. TEC talked about business models with three organizations centered around 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...
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 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

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Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season
Does Manugistics’ acquisition of a small ERP vendor confirms a further degree of integration and convergence between ERP, SCM and CRM applications in 2002 and

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Sitefinity CMS Compared to Open-source Solutions
Choosing between an open-source content management system (CMS) and a commercial product can have a strategic impact on an organization. This white paper

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Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution
As organizations face a pressing need to rationalize the cost of enterprise software, open source business intelligence (BI) is fast becoming a viable

free and open source (foss)  technology and must be free to distribute. Such software can be modified, but redistribution of modified licenses may be conditional (for instance, the license may require that changes be patch files rather than be integrated with the original code) to protect the integrity of the original author''s work. The best-known open source package is the LAMP solution stack, which is comprised of the Linux operating system, the Apache hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) Server, the MySQL database management Read More...
Case Study: Copps Industries-Trouble Free ERP


free and open source (foss)  Study: Copps Industries-Trouble Free ERP Read More...
Midmarket ERP Solutions Checklist
Before you commit to any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, you should first answer several questions about what your organization needs and wants to

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Innovative Approaches in the Free-for-all World of Value-added Resellers
The universe of existing applications partners is relatively stable; some occasional movement from dropping one product in favor of another occurs naturally

free and open source (foss)  internal use, and providing free sales training for up to 5 people) have been offered to existing qualified resellers of competitive products. To take another example, Sage Select partners are rewarded with free education and training programs, free Sage Software products for in-house use, extended marketing programs (including additional co-op funds), and improved margins. Through an extensive network of well chosen business partners, Sage offers small and midsized organizations a broad lineup of Read More...
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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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...
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...

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