Latest from Michael Krigsman
Open- and Closed-Source Services Convergence
Recently, Peachtree Pro Accounting was given away for free, making this commercial software look open source, from a financial acquisition perspective.Against this backdrop, I read comments by Roberto Galoppini, where he raises the issues of services in the open source world.
Roadmap for Circumventing IT Departments
The Wall Street Journal describes ten methods for avoiding those pesky IT rules and regulations many people find so annoying. From the article:Often it's just easier to accomplish certain tasks using consumer technology than using the sometimes clunky office technology our company gives us -- compare Gmail with a corporate email account.
Australian senator demands open source against US "lock-in"
Australian senator, Karen Lundy, believes US software "lock-in" reduces both competition and technology innovation, thereby hurting the Australian technology market. Speaking at an Australia 2020 Local Summit, Senator Lundy's remarks made clear her commitment to open source at the expense of "proprietary" systems. Her comments also negatively suggest that US software companies engage in planned obsolescence at the expense of Australian software buyers.