Open Source and Microsoft – are you kidding?


Guess who the only “Premium Diamond Sponsor” was for the Open Source Convention, OSCON 2012? Yes, it was Microsoft. See the report from eWeek. Other sponsors of the event included HP, Citrix, Google, Open Stack, Red Hat, Dell, Facebook, Intel, RackSpace, VMWare, Amazon, Ubuntu, IBM and Oracle. (This is a partial list). The Tracks were … Continue reading

How intelligent are the Computers of 2011


True, the computer system Watson, created by IBM beat all human competition in the US reality quiz show Jeopardy! But does it make Watson intelligent – is it an important step towards Singularity? Is it a significant step in the field of AI? Or, is the win meaningless and does not imply anything significant? What … Continue reading

Android – Can you afford to ignore it


Yes – I suppose you can ignore Android if you only work on the server side and have nothing to do with how user interacts with your application or you have taken a vow not to touch anything that has Java in it. Otherwise it may not be very wise to ignore Android. Did you … Continue reading

2 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Licensing


If you are familiar with different types of open source licenses – you can skip this post. Otherwise – read on … There are 2 importing facts that you need to keep in mind when you use free software. No, I am not talking about talking issues like reliability, support, TOC etc. which gets discussed … Continue reading

Apache Software Foundation Completes 10 Year


Apache Software Foundation (ASF) was founded in June 1999. eWeek.com has published a presentation highlighting top 11 Apache projects and also 10 projects for the future. Here is the list: 11 Apache Technologies that Have Changed Computing in the Last 10 Years 10 Apache Technologies that Will Change Computing in the Next 10 Years 1. … Continue reading

Has the time for Open Source ERP come?


For some time now I have been tracking the change in popularity of the top open source platform and I noticed a curious trend. At the beginning of the year ADempiere ERP was the top open source project. Looking down the list you would have found PostBooks at 8, Openbravo ERP at 9, webERP at … Continue reading

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