This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com.
My name is Marten Mickos and I'm the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. As Tom mentioned, I was the CEO of MySQL for eight years. I was de facto the only CEO that the company ever had from 2001 to 2008 when it was sold to Sun, and then one year at Sun Microsystems. I'm here tonight to talk about open source business models which is a difficult, complex, complicated nuanced topic that doesn't really allow itself to be structured and summarized, but I'll do my best anyhow.
Do you regularly write technical reports or publications? If so, you should consider using the LaTeX typesetting system. This system allows you to create professional-quality documents, especially those with scientific and mathematical content. Perhaps you have heard of (or currently use) LaTeX, but are not fond of the detailed input syntax required to create documents. […]Continue reading...
But where we once were rolling up our sleeves and helping out those who came to us with questions and problems, there’s not a lot of that anymore. In our discussion last Saturday, we determined that it isn’t so much that people aren’t using Linux and FOSS, but that people are finding Linux and FOSS more user friendly, more familiar and less problematic now compared to years past, which possibly rendered our being a “help desk” remotely obsolete.
The list of major corporations getting involved with open source communities is persistently growing, a trend evidenced by the rapidly expanding financial backing of open source foundations like the Linux Foundation. Samsung is one of these companies through its Open Source Group which was established in February of 2013. It's part of an effort to bridge the gap between the company and the open source communities it relies on and to promote the use and development of open source technology within many sectors of the company.
If you are using CentOS or RHEL, it is strongly recommended that you configure EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) repository on your system. EPEL is a community effort to create a repository of high-quality add-on free software packages for RHEL-based distributions. Once you set up EPEL repository, you can use yum command to install […]Continue reading...
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Q: What do geeks do when they want to spend time away from their keyboards?
A: They take their smart phone or GPS receiver and go geocaching.
International research centers adopt NoMachine to provide uninterrupted access to critical experiments running on Linux
Today we are joining together to launch the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program, a landmark initiative to create a worldwide community of leaders who will advance and protect the free and open Web.
The day has landed folks. Borderlands 2 is now officially available for Linux and it brings us some excellent FPS action.
In today's Android roundup: Stream your favorite shows on Android with TiVo. Plus: A guide to Android for beginners, and hands on with Nokia's offline maps for Android.
The AMD developers have announced that a new Catalyst 14.9 Linux driver is now out and that it brings support for a couple of new operating systems and a few bug fixes.
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? Opensource.com is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.
Although the alternatives on Linux may not be so powerful as AutoCAD, the two programs I will talk about here are free and have enough features to create 2D ample projects.
The Linux Foundation has announced the Open Platform for NFV Project, an initiative with broad support from industry partners that will implement open source, software-defined solutions for networking, storage, cloud and other infrastructure.
Storm, a real-time framework for dealing with Big Data, has become an Apache top level project.
In this tutorial I will explain the steps to compile PureFTPd from source on CentOS 7. Pure-ftpd is a lightweight and stable FTP daemon which supports various authentication backends like Linux system users, puredb, MySQL and PostgeSQL. I will later use pure-ftpd for ISPConfig 3, therefor I will compile it with MySQL / Mariadb support.
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.11 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 5.11 is based on source code released by Red Hat, Inc. and it includes packages from all variants, including Server and Client. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.
2014 has been a strange year for Fedora and one in which the Red Hat community distribution has yet to release a single milestone update. No that's not a typo.
Calibre is the premiere application on the Linux platform to convert, edit, view, and download eBooks. It has so many features it would be difficult just to count them all, but it's time to take a closer look at this app and see what changed in the years that passed since our last review.
The cloud price wars have reached the shores of Oracle. The company wants to increase its cloud presence and it's willing to get down and dirty on pricing with AWS to get Database as a Service customers.
Ubuntu MATE 14.10 Beta2 is now available for download. This second beta fixes a number of issues that were present in Beta1, adds a few new features and includes some more original artwork. We've managed to not introduce any new bugs this time but please make sure you read the release notes below because there are still unresolved issues you'll need to be aware of.
It was obvious he had no idea what I was talking about so we waited in awkward silence for the next few seconds. Finally, the Mint logo appeared on the screen. I opened Dolphin and located the Windows drive then asked him for the name of the file. He couldn’t remember but was sure it was a PDF. A few minutes later, I pulled a pen from my pocket and wrote down the number he needed and slid it back over to him with his laptop.
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Facebook. It's one of the world’s most well-known tech companies and on the forefront of open source technology. Just take a look their portfolio of over 200 open source projects on GitHub.
In this interview with James Pearce, head of Open Source at Facebook, I speak with him prior to his talk at this year's All Things Open conference in Raleigh. Earlier this year, Opensource.com interviewed Pearce when the social giant was nine months into the process of rebooting their open source presence. Things have changed a lot since then. Find out how in this exclusive interview.
lsof is the sysadmin/security über-tool. I use it most for getting network connection related information from a system, but that’s just the beginning for this powerful and too-little-known application. The tool is aptly called lsof because it “lists openfiles“. And remember, in UNIX just about everything (including a network socket) is a file.
Interestingly, lsof is also the Linux/Unix command with the most switches. It has so many it has to use both minuses and pluses.
Women are an underrepresented group in the open source world. According to data from the FLOSS 2013 survey, a little more than 10% of open source developers are women. Recently, there have been several attempts to make open source more welcoming to women contributors and supportive of their accomplishments. Two good examples of these efforts are GNOME's Outreach Program for Women, an internship program designed to welcome women into the open source community and provide them with mentoring, and Red Hat's Women in Open Source Award.
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