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Buying FOSS Development Labor Online
I received an e-mail notice today about Cofundos, a

foss softeval  FOSS Development Labor Online I received an e-mail notice today about Cofundos , a community innovation & funding site, which launched last week. Cofundos looks like one possible solution to an often murky area in the open source software space: how to continue fueling development. Suppose you find some open source software useful but it doesn't have commercial backing devoting regular developers (for example, Red Hat or Compiere ) to its well-being, and suppose you don't want to employ developers Read More...
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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

foss softeval  relevance between BPM and FOSS from the user side, I used Technology Evaluation Centers' (TEC) data on demand trends to explore the stats of end-user demand for FOSS BPM solutions as well as users'  requirements for deploying BPM solutions (be it FOSS or proprietary) in a FOSS environment. For the supply side, my findings are not as quantitative but still suggest that some vendors are addressing BPM users’ requirements in FOSS. The Demand Side Every year, thousands of users come to TEC’s BPM 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

foss softeval  and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. Read More...
PLM and FOSS, What PLM Seekers Think?
Since Aras decided to stop asking for license fees for Aras Innovator [evaluate the product]by switching to the business model that the vendor calls enterprise

foss softeval  PLM seekers) think of FOSS PLM. The Acceptance of FOSS PLM Based on thousands of PLM initiatives recorded at TEC, below are the percentages of PLM seekers who chose the option “the software is licensed under an official free or Open Source license”, from 2005 to 2009, and in the first half of 2010 (figure 1).   Figure 1. Percentages of PLM seekers thinking FOSS PLM is considerable One interesting aspect in figure 1 is the surge of the percentages in 2007 and 2008. Considering that Aras switched to Read More...
Demand at the Fount of Open Source: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
As we witness the inexorable increase in demand for Free and open source software (FOSS), many organizations have yet to glean the FOSS fundamentals. This

foss softeval  industry. I will address FOSS concepts in two parts. The first concerns the FOSS origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. The second reviews reasons that enterprise clients and government organizations generate this demand as well as why it should push software providers to continue to meet it. A Basic Background Let me note a couple terms used in this article, source code and project . These may seem obvious but to the majority of people the terms are not exactly Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part IIb)
The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current

foss softeval  and open source software (FOSS) LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP) bundle or Ruby on Rails (RoR) . On the commercial software side, there is always Microsoft’s stack, which consists of Windows , Internet Information Services (IIS ), ASP.NET , and SQL Server .  Progress OpenEgde , Oracle SaaS Platform , various SaaS programs from IBM , and so on are other SaaS platform (but not necessarily all-inclusive PaaS) alternatives. In any case, the DIY vs. PaaS dilemma should take into the account whether the Read More...
The IT Rights of Digistan
The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT

foss softeval  different issues. I think FOSS helps enable free and open standards because the freedom to study, modify, distribute, etc. is inherent but nothing prevents a proprietary software product from supporting free and open standards--the standards are independent of the software development model. So how can software vendors operate in a way that enables such equal access? Part of Digistan's definition of a free and open standard is The standard has been published and the standard specification document is Read More...
Partner-friendly Oracle Update - Part 1
I certainly anticipated that the nearly 60 acquisitions by Oracle since 2005 would help the largest business software company in the world (with more than 320

foss softeval  and open source software (FOSS ) solutions. On the other hand, it is important to note that before the VAD Remarketer program was in place, only full-fledged OPN partners (i.e., “certified” and “certified advantage” partners) were allowed to resell any Oracle product. For many potential regional partners it just wasn't worthwhile to pay the hefty OPN fee and go through the rigmarole of earning the required technical certifications. The costs of getting certified would quite outweigh the profits Read More...
Alfresco: Product Brief Overview 2013
Since introducing its ECM platform in the mid-2000s, Alfresco has grown to be a go-to lower-cost solution excelling in large-scale intranet implementations

foss softeval  Alfresco,ECM,content management,FOSS,Cloud,Hybrid,open source,document management Read More...
Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions
For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant

foss softeval  Open Source Software | FOSS BI | BI License Software | Free and Open Source Software | FOSS Business Intelligence | Open Source Business Software | Open Source Challenges | Open Source Solutions | Open Source Vendors | Open Source Products | Free BI License | Open Source Community | Open Source Developer Communities | Open Source Java-based Reporting Tool | Open Source Project | Leading Open Source Provider | Open Source Alterna | Process of Converting Raw Data Into Useful Business Intelligence | New Read More...
Help Selecting Open Source Consulting Services
Enterprise software analyst firm, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end

foss softeval  (TEC) recently launched its FOSS Evaluation Center (fossevaluation.com), which lets end users prioritize their requirements for open source migrations, or open source consulting engagements, and then matches those requirements to appropriate open source consultants or service providers. Organizations don't have it easy when deciding which open source firms to engage for implementation, migration, support, and other consulting services. To help organizations in the process, enterprise software analyst Read More...
To SaaS or Not, Is That a Question? - SaaSy Discussions (Part II)
Wow, how time flies and how many things have happened in the market these days to distract a market observer! Namely, only over a year after my SaaSy Discusions

foss softeval  and open source software (FOSS ) products to replace current license-based solutions (including operating systems , databases , and even the ubiquitous Microsoft Office desktop productivity components). Pundits and on-demand advocates such as Saugatuck Technology  or Amy D. Wohl also advise companies to consider cloud computing for ad hoc infrastructure, with elasticity to handle transactional volume peaks. Cloud computing is the natural evolution and extension of SaaS, and a much broader umbrella that e Read More...
AGPL v3 Touches Web Services
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) issued a press release on its newly published Affero General Public License (AGPL) version 3. This license affects the

foss softeval  reciprocity normally expected via FOSS methods. Suppose your company develops a web-based CRM application. Your strategy is to release the code under a FOSS license because you believe that the community you organize around this software will enable you to improve more quickly and with greater innovations for your customers (or maybe you have some other reason--doesn't much matter what it is). Some other companies pick up the code, set up their businesses to provide the same services through the Web, as Read More...

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