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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...
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...
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...
Considerations When Comparing Open Source and Appliance-Based Messaging
Open source messaging middleware is an increasingly popular way to provide data distribution functionality inside and outside the datacenter. It can let

free and open source (foss)  Open source messaging middleware,data distribution,datacenter,messaging,open source messaging,appliance-based messaging Read More...
Will MS try the
In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source

free and open source (foss)  just to get some free source code? This may pose a dilemma to some - certainly not all - developers. Three years ago, this would not have been an issue, developers would have figured on the inevitability of Windows, and reacted accordingly. With the Department of Justice (DOJ) anti-trust trial apparently going against Microsoft, developers may decide they have other alternatives - like Palm and Linux. The secondary focus is the consumer market. The current handheld market is 80% Palm, but the set-top box 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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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...
What you Should Know about Licensed versus License-free Microwave
As with any hot market, point-to-point wireless is bait for the pathologicallyopportunistic. In this atmosphere—often termed

free and open source (foss)  Know about Licensed versus License-free Microwave As with any hot market, point-to-point wireless is bait for the pathologically opportunistic. In this atmosphere—often termed anarchy —trust can t be a matter of faith. To get in on the wireless opportunity without getting shafted, you need to know a few basic and incontrovertible facts concerning the difference between licensed and license-free wireless. In fact, a successful outcome depends on choosing the right one. Read More...
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

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Firewall Cowboyz Set the Stage to Free Innocent Convict
Cowboyz.com builds and sells affordable firewall appliances to small to medium sized businesses. When not deploying firewalls, this small-time firewall vendor

free and open source (foss)  Set the Stage to Free Innocent Convict Firewall Cowboyz Set the Stage to Free Innocent Convict L. Taylor - August 18, 2000 Event Summary In an odd-but-true turn of events, a firewall vendor is responsible for helping to assist the freeing of an innocent man who spent 10 years too long incarcerated in Texas. Roy Criner, has been serving a 99 year sentence for a rape and murder of a 16 year old girl that he never committed. Based on circumstantial evidence of three witnesses, Criner was sentenced in 1990. 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...

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