Open Source Links: 15-07-2007

By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site for $12,107.09 – Guy Kawasaki explains how easy has been to set up Truemors thanks (also) to Open Source.

Government agencies embracing open source: AGIMO – Australian Federal government agencies are adopting open source software, according to a study undertaken by the Australian Government Information Management Office.

Two in three (68 percent) of respondents to an AGIMO survey of federal government agencies said they are actively using FOSS.Geek Road Rules: Joining the Adobe Bus – Dion Almaer joined the “Adobe Bus“. I am sorry I missed the opportunity to listen to his talk about Google Gears(PDF).

Open Source And IT Outsourcers – Prashanth Rai sees a battle between (open source) outsourcers and Open Source firms, and imagines a win-win finale, with an alliance between the two sets (and a lose/lose for proprietary software firms).

OpenCoffee club for entrepreneurs, developers and investors – Thanks Nick, I didn’t know about the OpenCoffee initiative, I suggest Amanda to start a local meet-up for Italian start-ups!

Autoreferentiality: me in the press! – The Italian Business Free Press “7th floor” interviewed me. Also the Italian newspaper “Il Manifesto“, interviewed me, by Raffaele Mastrolonardo. Last but not least the SUN Microsystems Italy magazine Java Open Business (JOB) interviewed me for the second time, podcasts (in Italian as well) are also available.