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February 1, 2008  11:52 PM

OpenBSD



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

OpenBSD is a Unix-like open source operating system, known for its emphasis on security. openbsd.jpg

February 1, 2008  11:43 PM

Mozilla



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

Mozilla is a free open source software project that maintains the Mozilla Firefox browser...


February 1, 2008  11:36 PM

Moodle



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

Moodle is a free, open source software package course management system (CMS). moodle.gif


February 1, 2008  11:31 PM

Java



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

Java is a programming language expressly designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. It was designed to have the "look and feel" of the C++ language,...


February 1, 2008  7:16 PM

Drupal



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

Drupal is free, open source software that can be used by individuals or groups of users -- even those lacking technical skills -- to easily create and manage many types of Web sites.


February 1, 2008  6:39 PM

Debian



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. debian-logo.gif


February 1, 2008  6:38 PM

The Apache Software Foundation



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

The Apache Software Foundation supports the development of a number of open-source software projects, including the apache webserver. apache_feather.png


February 1, 2008  5:32 PM

Gnu



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Technology

GNU is a Unix-like operating system that comes with source code that can be copied, modified, and redistributed. The GNU project was started in 1983 by Richard Stallman and others, who formed the


February 1, 2008  4:11 PM

At least one-third of business application software spending will be SaaS



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
predictions, SaaS

With software as service (SaaS), the user organisation pays for software services in proportion to use. This is fundamentally different from the fixed-price perpetual license of the traditional on-premises technology. Endorsed and promoted by all leading business applications...


February 1, 2008  4:09 PM

80% of all commercial software will include elements of open-source



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, predictions

Many open-source technologies are mature, stable and well supported. They provide significant opportunities for vendors and users to lower their total cost of ownership and increase returns on investment. Ignoring this will put companies at a serious competitive disadvantage....


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