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SFRR and Ohio LinuxFest

Monday, September 24th, 2007

What have I gotten myself into? This Friday morning, I’ll be In Raleigh, jumping into a van for a road trip to the Ohio LinuxFest in Columbus. My wife keeps asking, “And why are you not flying?” Please don’t tell the others on the Software Freedom Road Rally that I am flying home (and that [...]

How open source saved a school district’s IT department

Monday, September 24th, 2007

How open source saved a school district’s IT department – LinuxWorld Its IT budget was only $200k, but Microsoft wanted $100k, and Trend Micro wanted another $200k. Hey, Bill, before you go around saving the world’s education problems, why not start at home first?

Still not convinced?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

» Gartner declares Open Source biggest Disruptor of our timeAccording to Gartner Open Source accounted for 13% of the $92.7 billion software market in 2006 and will account for 27% by 2011. They say “Continued acceptance will drive down prices and force proprietary software vendors to change their business model.” Proprietary software and the fall [...]

Agile Smagile

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

This is a Podcast with a really good friend of mine, Curtis Hill. Curtis has been a VP of development for some leading leading software companies. Also Curtis has been learning the Mandolin for last few years and has forced me to dust off my old Takamine. If you tolerate a few drunk hacks trying [...]

Greg the Architect – Off the Grid

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

In this episode, Greg gets bent out of shape because he relied on “The Analyst Mystic Grid” to recommend a service monitoring and management software that wasn’t ready for the grown-up table. In the end, the analyst’s magic eight ball prevails. Can you say “Gartner”?

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