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Why Proprietary Vendors Won’t Open their Code

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I am sure that this question has many answers, but here are a few of mine.

Infrastructure 2.0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Last Sunday, the day after BarCampNashville, I had lunch with Luke Kanies, the owner of Reductive Labs and the author of Puppet. It became a working lunch due to all my questions about his product. I first met Luke at OSCON 2007 during his Puppet session. I hadn’t planned to attend the Puppet session because [...]

Things that make me go Huh #006?

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

Managed Objects: Individual Press Releases This is a tough business! Here is a company that has been around for 10 years. Its web site boasts a customer list not limited to BNP Paribas, CSC, DISA, Fidelity Investments, JPMorganChase, Progress Energy, Reuters, and TIAA-CREF. I could name about 20 more, but I have agreements with my [...]

My Views on OSS ESM (Part 4)

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Are salesmen the root of all evil? Let me start with an obligatory sales joke: A sales guy dies and he meets St. Peter at the Pearlies. St. Peter tells him about this elaborate new system they have developed in heaven in which new arrivals get to choose one of three options to spend the [...]

Things that make me go Huh #005?

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Groundwork breaks 500th customer???   GroundWork’s Q3 Milestones Include Record Revenue, a Thriving Channel, and Groundbreaking Product Enhancements   Watch how many analyst groups regurgitate this press release. I am sure that most people know how press releases work. The firm that wants to tell a great story hires an expensive PR firm to push [...]

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