Overheard: Word of the Day:

Open source

February 1, 2008  7:16 PM


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


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


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  4:09 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....

January 26, 2008  10:23 PM

Overheard: Piracy hurting open source movement in China

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Firefox, Microsoft, mozilla, Open source, Piracy, Technology

firefox2.gif In China, the open-source movement is having a harder time gaining traction because of widespread software piracy....

January 17, 2008  12:18 PM

Overheard: MySQL purchase could be what saves Sun

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
MySQL, Open source, Sun

dana_gardner.jpg The MySQL purchase by Sun makes more sense than any other acquisition they have done since they botched...

January 15, 2008  12:56 PM

Overheard: OpenNMS

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source

tarus_balog.jpg We’ve worked very hard to build the OpenNMS community over the last seven plus years. We’ve done it by...

January 11, 2008  2:17 AM

Overheard: One security glitch per 1,000 lines of code

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Open source, Programming, Security

homeland_security_logo.jpg A US Department of Homeland Security bug-fixing scheme has...

January 9, 2008  1:35 AM

Overheard: John Jilly becomes Mozilla CEO – no plans to go public

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Firefox, Open source, Technology

john_lilly.jpg As in a relay race, the key to a successful enterprise is often the hand-off, a change in leadership at the...

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