SAP's Community Day, with ESME as its symbolic poster child, reminds us that collaborative and supportive networks of participation can create successful IT projects.
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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.
Recently, I visited Traleg Rinpoche at the meditation center he runs in the lovely town of Chatham, New York. While walking around taking pictures, I came upon this interesting interchange between a cat and a gnome.
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.
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.
The following quote is taken from an article explaining key differences between open source and commercial ERP software:Open Source ERP does not require much training. The source code is more than a training manual.
Hugger-Mugger Yoga Products is a $5 million supplier of yoga-related products such as clothes, yoga mats, and so on. After struggling with a variety of individual software products that did not integrate well, the company decided to implement open source ERP package Compiere.