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.
include Linux, MySQL, Apache, PHP, PostgreSQL, and Mozilla. New players continue to grow in the open source community including Solr, Ubuntu, Hadoop, Node.js, and even non-software open source products like Tesla and MIT OCW (OpenCourseWare). Not only are these open source products on the leading edge of technologies but the number of open source communities and projects continues to grow—for example, the GitHub repository is reported to have over 3.4 million users as of 2014. Fischer also pointed out