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The Jedi mind trick is a Force power that can influence the actions of weak-minded sentient beings. Vendors will often try to apply the Jedi mind trick in selling silver-bullet software solutions that solve global warming and stop celebrity feuding while enabling service-based architec...
These days, executives realize that there are 'new school' ways of acquiring a company with a software asset. For all of the immeasurable benefits it has brought to the development community, open source technology has added a complex variable to relevant parties calculating the M&A eq...
For those who aren't familiar with Ingres, let me outline where Ingres came from and what the technology is all about. The Ingres technology has been around for quite some time. It dates back to the early '70s at UC Berkeley, and was a project started by Michael Stonebraker, Eugene Won...
Within Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), many companies have enjoyed a blossoming of open source software. By harnessing the collective wisdom, experiences, expertise, and requirements, the model has ensured that needs have been rapidly met ...
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anton Chuvakin, Director of Product Management at LogLogic. We had an interesting discussion about log management and the open source project he's involved in that collects Windows event logs. Here's an overview of our chat.
Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, has been kind enough to answer some questions for Enterprise Open Source Magazine. Rather than rattle off the usual ones about the name, about why Swing wasn't used, or how much influence IBM still has, Mike has fielded qu...
When the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) launched in February, there was a lot of interest. But some of that interest has been industry head-scratching, wondering about the results and the intentions of the OSA (www.opensolutionsalliance.org). Noted open source business blogger Matt Asay...
Back in July 2006, one of the most contentious issues at the Linux Kernel Summit was what to do about virtualization. At that time, there were three contenders: Xen, VMware, and OpenVZ (the latter being a lighter-weight container-based approach). The biggest fight was between Xen and V...
There was a time when you couldn't shut me up about the Linux desktop. I was a fanatic. In 2000, I made the switch to a full-time virus-free Linux desktop and weeks of crash-free computing. I was a zealot. However, I did suffer from a few of the alternative operating systems shortcomin...