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Alfesco – An Open Source Company That Makes Money

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Alfresco Closes Landmark Financial Year 2007 People still ask me how do you make money on open source.  I usually tell them to go read Wikinomics.  However, Alfesco is a great OSS success story that is just another example of how a company can be open and make money at the same time.

Mark Hinkle on Open Source Systems Management

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Mark has written a great article for Linux Today summarizing some of the open source activities over the last few weeks.  He gives a little history of the “Little 4″ and he also does a good job summarizing some of the recent Gartner analalysis on Microsoft and open source. The Little “3″ of Open Source [...]

And then there was three? !Cringe!

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Ok we now should officially remove “Little 4 V Big  4″ from the blogxicon.  Agreed? Qlusters waves goodbye to openQRM

Enterprise Beware!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

There was an interesting article yesterday in about how Motorola is using Splunk to troubleshoot IT management problems. Enterprise Search technologies are being used more and more by large customers to apply Google-like search technology to traditional data center analytics. Companies like Coke and Comcast are using Enterprise Search technologies to replace the traditional [...]

Good Will Hunting

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

My favorite quote by Matt Damon in the movie “Good Will Hunting” is when he was talking to the arrogant Harvard student in the bar. “You wasted $150,000 on an education you could a got for a buck fifty in late charges at the public library. “   Open source education’s time has come!

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