The first edition of the Open Source Software for Business Conference will be held next week in Prato (Italy), on 19-20 September 2013. I’ll be giving a talk on Open Source Sustainability, sharing some findings from an upcoming report of the PROSE project. See you there!
The Open World Forum EXPERIMENT organization comitee is calling Makers and Doers, students and schools, artists and designers, associations and companies,and hackers to participate in the project (read the CFP).
To take part to EXPERIMENT : complete and send the form before the 30th of june to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m not sure I’ve mentioned before that SourceForge has been acquired by Dice Holdings back in Septmeber 2012. As a result the name of our parent company has been changed in Slashdot Media. As you could easily guess the name comes from the heritage of Slashdot, one of the three Geeknet media properties bought by Dice (namely FreeCode, Slashdot and SourceForge).
So said, SourceForge is still dedicated to being the most trusted source for Open Source, and will continue to provide free hosting for your Open Source project, and you’re welcome either if you need the full set of tools or just a way to distribute your program.
If you didn’t check it out yet, take a moment to look at our brand new Enterprise directory (beta).
If you want to know more about our new corporate entity, you can read all about it at slashdotmedia new website.
SourceForge just launched a new Enterprise Directory, a sub-section focused specifically on Enterprise projects. These are the projects that are geared specifically for use within a company, ranging from office suites to ECM, backup software and more.
Either enterprise-grade projects developed at SourceForge or at other forges would benefit from being enlisted in the new directory, now enriched with a resource center containing useful information about partners, add-ons, books and upcoming events.
Over 40 million unique visitors per month come to SourceForge looking for open source software, and enterprise-grade products is a big part of it. The Enterprise directory is just aimed at making IT Decision Makers’ lives easier, by gathering projects’ relevant information in one single page.
Hope you’ll enjoy, stay tuned!
Having been writing about commercial open source for years, I finally decided to start a new blog category at SourceForge blog to cover the business side of open source. I’ll be posting on SourceForge blog interviews to people who can tell us stories about how they combine open source and business at SourceForge blog, and I’ll comment on them here. Continue reading
As part of my job I dedicate almost 20% of my time to projects related to the SourceForge core business, and this includes advising few open-source-related companies. Among them a special place goes to Bitergia, a company focused in the area of software development analytics.
Let me tell you first more about how I came across this company.
I have received a few questions asking why I’ve been blogging less frequently, and it is easy to admit I had little time because of my two new jobs, namely my role as SourceForge as its Senior Director of Business Development at SourceForge (US time-zone) and my full-time job as Fatherhood!
Now that Vanessa enjoys so much the Day Care, I’ll do my best to restart my habit of blogging, though.
For my first “post-daycare” blog post I’ll shortly recap what’s happened over the last year at SourceForge.
SOS Open Source has still been my primary focus for a large part of this year, you may want to have a look at articles about metrics, Open Source Application Lifecycle Management tools, white-papers and surveys. More will come, but definitely at a slower pace. So said, today you’ll find online the latest, about Zentyal.
Conferencing. Over the last year I have been charing Red Hat, SUSE and Google events, organizing a second series of events around open source for IBM (here the last of the year), giving speeches at few Cloud events and Open Data meet-ups.
EU-funded open source projects. After years spent talking about EU-funded projects it’s time to give them a try: I’m finally working on some proposals, plus I’ll be evaluating and reviewing projects.
About the future of Commercial Open Source blog. I’ll be writing blog entries time by time, but I’ll hardly doing it on a regular basis, though. My actual job is filling up my days nicely, and all my spare time goes to my family and especially to my lovely baby girl that makes my days and nights!
PR Agencies, open source vendors and projects with a commercial aim are highly invited to provide me with news, I’ll make this blog more open to external inputs as far as related to open source and business.
I wish to thank again my webmaster Matteo, best whishes for your WordPress-based SuperThemes venture!