Commercial Offerings from Open Source Product Vendors

Two vendors released their commercial offerings based on very popular open source products. Earlier this month, Acquia released commercial Drupal which is a collection of popular 3rd party applications packaged with Drupal to extend its social publishing capabilities. Liferay also followed and released an enterprise edition of its Portal product. The enterprise edition will be a commercially … Continue reading Commercial Offerings from Open Source Product Vendors

Flurry of Activity in the Open Source space

There has been an increased activity in the Open Source Portal and Content Management Products space. Many new versions have been released in recent times and there’s much more to follow. Joomla!, Alfresco, OpenCms, Liferay and JBoss all released their next versions. Joomla! released their first ever version (although Beta). This was a completely re-written … Continue reading Flurry of Activity in the Open Source space

Open Source Content Management System Award Launched

Packt Publishing, publishers of some good books  on CMS have announced an award for the “best” Open Source CMS. You can also send in your nominations. Some details though: Award prize money is $ 5000, $ 3000 and $ 2000 respectively for the top 3. Nominations commenced on July 24, 2006 Nominations close on September … Continue reading Open Source Content Management System Award Launched

Open Source as a bridge between commercial products

I’ve come across this scenario multiple times. A company C1 merges with another company C2. C1’s corporate standard is CMS1 and C2’s is CMS2. Because of the merger, C1 has to eventually move its systems to CMS2. However, during the transition phase, which could be as long as 18 to 24 months, it is very … Continue reading Open Source as a bridge between commercial products

Open Source Portals and CMS offerings maturing

More and more clients (even the large ones) have started taking Open Source Portals and CMS offerings more seriously. I and a friend of mine (Pranshu – http://pranshujain.blogspot.com/) who’s an expert in this area have been discussing this trend and we did some research. We basically searched for jobs on a popular job site and … Continue reading Open Source Portals and CMS offerings maturing

What to Make of the Open Data Initiative from Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. Enterprise software giants SAP, Adobe, and Microsoft jointly announced an “Open Data Initiative” at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in September. To quote from the press release, ….the Open Data Initiative, which is a common approach and set of resources for customers based on three guiding principles: Every organization owns … Continue reading What to Make of the Open Data Initiative from Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP