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Open Source vs. Proprietary Software

Joab Jackson | PC World | November 3, 2011

The "scrufffy guy coding away in his basement" archetype stopped applying to open-source software a while ago. It just doesn't make sense when you consider that heavyweight vendors like IBM and Microsoft - which built empires based on proprietary software - constitute some of biggest contributors in money and development resources to widely used open-source projects like the Linux OS. Read More »

OpenEMR Version 4.1.1 Officially Released!

Tony McCormick | MI-Squared | August 31, 2012

New feature list in OpenEMR 4.1.1... Read More »

Oracle attacks Open Source; says community developed code is inferior

Swapnil Bhartiya | Muktware | October 15, 2013

Oracle has a love hate relationship with Open Source technologies. While by acquiring Sun Microsystem Oracle became one of the significant Open Source players. However the way company handled core Open Source projects (OpenOffice and MySQL) they failed to earn any respect from the Free Software community. Then Oracle attacked Android with its Java and failed miserably – losing any respect that was left.

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Percona Announces Conference Session Schedule for the Sixth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017

Press Release | Percona | February 23, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced that the conference session schedule for the sixth annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017, taking place April 24-27, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and Advance Registration Discounts can be purchased through March 5, 2017, 11:30 p.m. PST. The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has a block of rooms reserved for attendees until March 23, but they are going fast...

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Percona Announces Keynote Schedule for Sixth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference

Press Release | Percona | April 18, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced the keynote sessions for the sixth annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017, taking place April 24-27, 2017, at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. This year’s conference features several exciting extracurricular events, including an opening reception sponsored by Booking.com, the MySQL Community Awards ceremony, and book signings hosted by O’Reilly featuring Sveta Smirnov, Laine Campbell, Charity Majors, Baron Schwartz, Peter Zaitsev and Vadim Tkachenko. Sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still available...

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Percona Announces Speakers, Tutorials and Sponsors for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017

Press Release | Percona | August 3, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL®, MongoDB® and other open source database solutions and services, today revealed the initial roster of speakers, tutorials and sponsors for Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017, taking place September 25-27, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The special Early Bird registration discount rate is only available until August 8, 2017, and a special room rate at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel expires on August 14, 2017. Sponsorship opportunities are still available...

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Shutterstock's Chris Fischer: Making The Most Of Open Source's 'Huge Tech Edge'

Jack M. Germain | LinuxInsider | July 23, 2013

"Some of the most mature databases have been open-source-based. Also, the most mature Web servers in the market are open source software. Considering the level of maturity and the capabilities of the technology, I would take open source over any proprietary software. Read More »

Standardized Open Source Products Are The Key To Unlocking The Lock-In Trap

Mårten Mickos | GIGAOM | July 20, 2014

Mårten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems, argues that when companies lock in to their own design and customizations, it’s as harmful as when they lock in to a vendor. Mickos explains why he thinks using standardized open source products is the best way to avoid both types of lock-in...

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Talend & Neo Partnership: Open Source Solutions for Big Data

Christopher Tozzi | The Var Guy | June 26, 2013

NoSQL databases are a driving force in the evolution of Big Data. That could have important implications for Oracle (ORCL), as we wrote last week. Read More »

The Money In Open-Source Software

Max Schireson and Dharmesh Thakker | Tech Crunch | February 9, 2016

It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Even major enterprise-IT vendors are relying on open-source for critical business functions today. It’s a big turnaround from the days when former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called the open-source Linux operating system “a cancer” (and obviously a threat to Windows)...

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The Open Source Behind gov.uk Revealed

DJ Walker-Morgan | The H (h-online.com) | February 1, 2012

While the UK government's plans for wider adoption of open source have been uneven in their application, the new beta version of the gov.uk web site should give proprietary software vendors and contractors pause for thought, as it is almost entirely built on or with open source.

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The Radical Potential Of Open Source Programming In Healthcare

Nicholas Filler | Healthcare IT News | May 21, 2015

...electronic health records pose interesting problems related to sorting through vast amounts of patient data. This is where open source programming languages come in, and they have the ability to radically change the medical landscape. So why aren’t EHRs receiving the same care that patients expect from their doctor? There are a variety of answers, but primarily it comes down to how the software interprets certain types of data within each record. There are a variety of software languages designed to calculate and sort through large amounts of data that have been out for years, and one of the most prominent language is referred to as “R”.

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Top 10 FOSS Legal Stories in 2016

The year 2016 resulted in several important developments that affect the FOSS ecosystem. While they are not strictly "legal developments" they are important for the community. For one, Eben Moglen, the general counsel of the Free Software Foundation, stepped down. Eben has been a leader on FOSS legal issues since the late 1990s and has been critical to the success of the FOSS movement. The FOSS community owes him a huge debt of gratitude, and I expect that he will continue to be active in the FOSS community. The success of FOSS adoption was dramatically illustrated when Microsoft joined the Linux Foundation and summarized in the article, Open Source Won. So, Now What? in Wired magazine...

Twitter Did A Reddit AMA About Open Source. Here Are Some Highlights

Derrick Harris | GIGAOM | April 24, 2014

Here are some highlights from a Reddit Ask Me Anything featuring members of Twitter’s open source engineering team. It’s a pretty informative look at Twitter’s open source culture, the statuses of its various projects and its high hiring standards.

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Uproar: MariaDB Corp. Veers Away from Open Source

Simon Phipps | Info World | August 19, 2016

MariaDB Corp. has announced that release 2.0 of its MaxScale database proxy software is henceforth no longer open source. The organization has made it source-available under a proprietary license that promises each release will eventually become open source once it's out of date. MaxScale is at the pinnacle of MariaDB Corp.'s monetization strategy -- it's the key to deploying MariaDB databases at scale. The thinking seems to be that making it mandatory to pay for a license will extract top dollar from deep-pocketed corporations that might otherwise try to use it free of charge.

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