At the beginning of February Matt Asay moved from Alfresco to Canonical, and Matt’s blog activity already reflects his career change and I asked Matt about his top priorities in the new role. Continue reading ‘Matt Asay’s Top Priorities and Goals’
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On the 3rd of September the European Commission has decided to conduct a phase two inquiry, which includes forwarding surveys to Oracle’s competitors and customers as well as organizing “crowded“ private hearings.
While lobbyists of both sides are arguing to convince the EC that the deal may - or may not - limit competition in the database market, Monty Widenius asks hecklers for help to save mySQL, and Oracle makes commitments.
The mission of the CodePlex Foundation - enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities - could be a roaring success. But in order to create an open, neutral and business friendly environment first some work has to be done.
The lines between open source and proprietary vendors’ software strategies continue to blur. Intuit announced the launch of a community site for developers interested in creating connected on line applications for small businesses, providing them with a number of open source tools.
Twelve SourceForge community choice awards have been assigned to nine different open source projects. PortableApps won four awards, included “Best Project”. OpenOffice.org, awarded with 3 prizes last year, won ‘just’ an award, resulting the “best project for Government”, getting an amazing share of votes (48.27%).
Despite PortableApps is today’s most amazing victory, I want to join the OpenOffice.org debate, recently raised by Matt Asay after Kevin Turner’s speech at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.
Matt Asay says that creating an open-source software able to attract significant outside development contributions is difficult, yet important. Quid pro quo paradigms, as Stephane Croisier calls them, can foster more sustainable open source communities. Both Jahia and OpenERP found their way to foster external participations.
I asked few questions to John Powell, learning more about Alfresco licensing story, and about differences between Alfresco Enterprise Edition and Alfresco Labs.
Savio Rodrigues cleaned up an old blog post retitling it after a tweet from Bob Sutor, to tell people interested in open source to not consider just Red Hat and alike, but think also go work at IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Tibco, etc.
Openoffice.org: 7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do - An essay of OpenOffice.org tricks, with pointers to other good post on the subject.
Does OpenOffice have 11 million active U.S. users? - Matt Asay on OpenOffice.org US pervasiveness, look at the numbers!