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The success of open source software has been placing pressure on the business models of proprietary software vendors. In response, many software vendors have shifted from a paid-for license model to an open source business model. This presentation will explore the emerging trend of proprietary software vendors transitioning to an open source business model – the elimination of software licensing fees, source-code transparency, and a reliance on services as the revenue engine. It will cover the impact on software vendors and end users alike, and will include best practices from a number of companies that have already made the transition, including failed attempts. Raven Zachary covers open source technology for The 451 Group. This includes coverage of both industry and community issues, as well as the new Commercial Adoption of Open Source (CAOS) Service. Pr... (more)

EMC, HP React Badly to Aperi

Although conference call participants announcing the open-source Aperia storage management initiative said that all major companies were contacted about being included, and that "the door is open" to participation by all, executives at EMC told Enterprise Open Source Magazine that they were not consulted. An exclusive statement released to Enterprise Open Source Magazine states: "EMC has the highest regards for creating and maintaining open industry standards and working with consortiums within the storage management environment. We were frankly perplexed that we were not notified ... (more)

Twelve Leaders Adopt Principles To Accelerate Open Source Software Research

Leaders from four information technology companies, seven American universities and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced that they have adopted first-of-a-kind guiding principles to accelerate collaborative research for open source software. Specifically, the companies and universities agreed: · That intellectual property arising from selected research collaborations will be made available free of charge for commercial and academic use. · To an established set of guidelines that address the rights of the participants and the public. These twelve enterprises believe the prin... (more)

CodeGear Unveils Enterprise-Class IDE - JBuilder 2007

CodeGear announced JBuilder 2007, an enterprise-class integrated development environment (IDE) built on Eclipse to make collaborative development fast and reliable for Java, open source and the web. CodeGear JBuilder 2007 accelerates developer velocity with Visual EJB and web services GUIs, provides balance between the worlds of open source and commercial software with TeamInsight, an integrated collaboration portal, and increases developer confidence, through better control over open source plug-ins. Improving on its acclaimed Rapid Application Development (RAD) and team collabo... (more)

Open-Source Collaboration Software Adds Language Support

Open-Xchange announced a feature update for the Open-Xchange Server 6 product family adding support for Dutch and Spanish languages. The Service Pack 5 update for Open-Xchange Server 6 provides users with new features as well as the additional language support - added to existing support for English, French and German. Leading hosting providers, led by Network Solutions, 1&1 Internet, JMF, OVH and Hostpoint provide more than 8 million users worldwide with hosted business-class e-mail, personal information management (PIM), and full groupware solutions built on Open-Xchange. ... (more)