Topic | Open Source

Will Open Source Cloud be the rainmaker?

By Subraya Mallya

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

By Subraya Mallya

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?

By Subraya Mallya

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

By Subraya Mallya

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..

By Subraya Mallya

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

By Subraya Mallya

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

By Subraya Mallya

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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