In the meantime you might want to have a look at previous events – ranging from open source licensing to tenders and marketplaces – and presentations, all available on the new Focus Group Open Source blog hosted on WordPress.com.
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Open Source Business Intelligence Intro – This webinar illustrates the state of the art of Open Source BI and provides an overview of the main solutions available for DWH and BI suites.
Wednesday, December 22, 2011, 4:30 pm (CET)
(See also SOS Open Source report about SpagoBI)
Olliance Group is organizing the 6th Annual Spring Edition of the Open Source Think Tank, that will be held April 7–9, 2011 in Sonoma, CA at the Sonoma Mission Inn.
Have a look at the Open Source Think tank website if you want to know more about the last editions, included the last one held in Paris in collaboration with the Open World Forum this fall.
SpagoBI code base is stable and well-commented, but it received little popular attention. The absence of books as well as the lack of case studies by third parties are among the possible causes for that.
NESSI, is the “European Technology Platforms” – i.e. industry-led consortia considered by the EU relevant discussion partners to discuss how to achieve Europe’s future growth, competitiveness and sustainability objectives – and its declared strategic objective was to support the evolution from software to services. Not suprisingly open source was supposed to play a major role, but things went differently.
Despite the EU backed NESSI with about 1 million euros, the Open Source Working Group did very little. As I noticed before NESSI WP description mentions deliverables that never got delivered.
Update: I have been asked from one of the contacts I mentioned to remove all companies’ and organizations’ names. You can find the list in the NESSI Open Source Working Group Manifesto mentioned above.
Until now no news about those deliverables, though.
The event, organized in collaboration with the Open Source Focus Group for Public Administrations, focused on how to use the award-winning Italian Public Administration Electronic Marketplace to ease open source procurement processes.
OpenERP Addressing New Markets through Open Source Business Applications – During this webinar Fabrice Henrion, Business Development Director Americas of OpenERP, will discuss how OpenERP can help you address an untapped business opportunity : ERP and Business Applications for SMEs and mid-market.
Friday, December 10, 2010 11:00 am PT
Open VMS Webinar #3 on Performance enhancements – The next webinar from HP will focus on performance benchmarks of OpenVMS v8.4 and I2 servers.
Wednsday, December 8th, 2010, 9 pm IST (GMT +5:30)
It is interesting to compare relative increments to learn more about how changed the attitude of the usual suspects to Linux and how newcomers are doing. (More …)
Talking about transparency, I noticed that for many Eu-funded research projects is considered a “nice to have”, a sort of secondary requirement, at best. Having been speaking with researchers and commissioners around this topic, I came up with an idea for a different way to look at transparency in future calls. (More …)