Will Open Source Cloud be the rainmaker?

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 23 July 2010

Rackspace and NASA announced a Open Stack, an open source open standards based Cloud platform. To make it worthy of your attention, they have also enlisted Intel, Dell,  AMD, Citrix and a host of other smaller tool vendors into the program as supporters of this initiative. The OpenStack will be available in an Apache 2.0 […]

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Compiere gets acquired by Consona

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 16 June 2010

Compiere, the leading Open Source ERP vendor, announced today that it is being acquired by Indiana based Consona Corporation. This provides further evidence to what I alluded to in one of my earlier posts about SaaS stealing Open Source‘ thunder. It would not come as a  surprise to me if more open source application vendors […]

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Is SaaS making Open Source irrelevant?

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 08 March 2010

Open Source software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) represent the two real disruptions in the arena of enterprise software. In the last decade both have experienced real success and challenged the inertia that persisted in the enterprise software controlled by proprietary vendors. New business models, Product offerings have provided consumers with choices on both the price-performance as […]

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Open Source Governance Framework

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 12 October 2009

As Open Source software continues to penetrate every facet of software business (vendor and consumer) companies now face a challenge in getting a handle on the various open source software that they might be using. In the course of the last three years of my working with many startups or their leaders, I have found […]

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SaaS: Can I have Cloud to go with it..

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 12 August 2009

One of the key drivers of the SaaS model has been the transfer of risks, burden and costs of ownership from the software buyer to the software vendor. In a way, by adopting SaaS the customers are telling the software industry to get their act together and bear the risks for their own doing. For […]

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Open Source Acquisitions

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 21 May 2009

Over the last decade Open Source technologies have made major strides in maturity and presented a credible alternative to the proprietary software vendors. Just as they make inroads into various aspects of enterprise IT landscape, we have started seeing a spate of acquisitions of those open source companies by those very “nasty” commercial software vendors. […]

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Open Source in an Enterprise

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 01 April 2009

In the last decade Open Source software has found its way into every company in some shape or form. Adoption of open source software range from embedding a open source component into a new software product, to using Open source system management products to manage the IT infrastructure. In addition to pooling together the creativity […]

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Open Source Icon Library

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 13 September 2008

As we started looking at re-designing our application’ look and feel and make it more relevant to the Web 2.0 productivity features we also wanted an upgrade of our icons/images used in the application. Before we started getting a media designer to design the icons we started looking for something opensource/free. After looking at a […]

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Free Stuff in time of need

Submitted by Subraya Mallya on 26 September 2006

Open source software keeps breaking the stronghold of the proprietary software vendors in both the consumer and enterprise software segments. In addition to that the free and freemium business models keep bringing the barrier of entry to software down. As I started striking out on my own, I am relying heavily on free stuff available […]

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