Monthly Archives: November 2010

SOS Open Source Reports: Open Source Monitoring, Icinga vs Nagios

Recently a customer asked a comparison between Nagios Core to Icinga Core, and we got granted the opportunity to make these findings available to the general public through SOS Open Source.

Some background information on Nagios and Icinga. Nagios – whose name is a recursive acronym (“Nagios Ain’t Gonna Insist On Sainthood”) ironically refers to the original name NetSaint changed to avoid trademark troubles – is among the most popular open source network management tools and application. Nagios has been designed and developed by Ethan Galstad over the last 11 yearsRecently Ethan started to empower other developers, a transition that is slowly happening. Icinga is a Nagios fork born over one year ago, which aim was and is to make it a community-led project, probably not devoid of business logic.

Read the full SOS Open Source report at SOS Open Source.

Italian Parliament Migration Plan goes on

The Italian chamber of deputies on the 22th of September 2010 approved unanimously a motion to move on with the adoption of open standards in order to make office suite migrations a reality.

The original motion, made by Carlo Emanuele Trappolino who actually pointed out that a migration process was started back in 2007, was calling for a fast adoption, but the final text doesn’t specify any timing constraint.

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Commercial Open Source Blog: Yet Another Year Older

Commercial Open Source blog is yet another year older, and it is time to zoom back once more and look at things happened during the fourth year of its live.

SOS Open Source has been my primary focus over the last year. I have been using  my methodology to help customers, make available reports for vendors and also to qualify and select open source e-commerce applications. Stay tuned for more reports, the very next will be around open source monitoring.

Conferencing. Over the last year I have been keynoting at Novell and Red Hat events, organizing a series of events around open source for IBM (more to come), chairing the Analysts session at OWF, as well as giving speeches and managing round-tables discussions at cloud computing events.

EU-funded open source projectsHaving been invited by the EU to bring my perspective around EU-funded open source projects’ sustainability, I started to share tips and hints about online dissemination. Of course I didn’t stop to look at existing projects, and I look forward to share more findings about some of them.

Last but not least I wish to thank my webmaster Matteo Ionescu for his great job.

The Unsaid Document Foundation (more talkbacks)

“The  Unsaid Document Foundation” series is disappointingly considered “fud” from LibreOffice developers, and Michael Meeks saying (again) that I made some  good points, calls me a non-developer, probably  to infer that I am not the best person to make programming suggestions.

Commercial open source blog readers care little to know about my computer science degree, or how much code I have been writing on a PDP-11 system. Therefore I would rather spend the rest of this blog entry sharing more thoughts about LibreOffice future.

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