Award winning open source ERP vendor xTuple recently held its user conference—xTupleCon 2014—in its home town of Norfolk, VA. Educational sessions covered not just the xTuple products but also GitHub, common EDI challenges, tools to increase sales, and more. TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at xTuple's development, open source philosophy, products, and plans for 2015, plus what feature Norfolk Forum speaker Steve Wozniak had to say on the future of computing.
history of open source
Below is a brief history of xTuple showing how far it’s been able to come with a small dedicated staff, a committed partner community, and building an open source community around those key assets. Company 1.0 (OpenMFG): 2001–2004. Manufacturing only, no financials Company 2.0 (OpenMFG): 2004–2007. Community! Customer relationship management (CRM), multicurrency, and more. At this time, the product wasn’t yet fully open source. Company 3.0 (xTuple): 2007–2011. Real open source release of