In his open letter to the open source community Darl McBride states, "it is
clear that the Open Source community needs a business model that is
sustainable if it is to grow beyond a part-time avocation into an
enterprise-trusted development model."
I have news for you, Darl -- a new business model has already been invented.
You're just not a part of it.
Whether using the Apache Web server, Linux, gcc, make, Apache Tomcat, PHP, or
one of the many, many other open source packages, virtually every company
today is heavily dependent upon open source. Virtually everyone.
The 'collaborative' process by which all these projects get created is based
on a new business model. It's a business model defined by the *users* of the
technology - not by vendors. Individuals in companies all around the world
are simply working together to create the technologies collaboratively - and ... (more)
Whether you are a programmer, team leader, architect, or department manager,
working as a member of an off-shore or distributed development team is
different than working with the entire team in one place. Documenting
requirements is different. Communicating status is different. Source control
and defect management are different. Change management and configuration
control are different. And the people who will get jobs at home are those who
know what new skills they need. Are you ready? This session answers questions
What skills do I need as a developer to make sure I... (more)
SYS-CON Radio Interviews Chuck Foley, CEO of InfiniCon Systems
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U R G E N T A P P E A L
Distributed Denial of Service Attacks against SCO, or anyone for that matter,
are a clearly unacceptable activity. While many in the Open Source community
are not pleased with SCO's lawsuit against IBM, or their proposed legal
challenges aimed at Linux users, these DDoS attacks do not promote the Open
Source cause, and are not consistent with Open Source values. The Open Source
community is based on the notion that principals of free speech should be
applied to software development. DDoS attacks clearly deny the victim the
ability to communicate freely ... (more)
In the course of putting this issue together we decided we wanted to get some
predictions for what will be happening with Linux over the next year. So, we
came up with some questions and sent them out to a bunch of people we know in
the Linux community whose opinions we respect. Well, the response surprised
us to say the least. It seemed like everyone had some ideas. The community of
people that is developing around this magazine really came through!
After we saw the response we were getting, we thought our readers might be
interested in giving us some of their ideas as well, so w... (more)