Articles tagged with open source software

open source software

Open source tools to build your best business

open for business
In January 2013, I started exploring open source solutions to help implement my business idea. I used Wordpress , Joomla, and OpenShift to create...Read more

Consuming open source software: How to use and buy it

developing possibilities
Vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEM)—and their IT customers, governments, and academics—are all using, buying, and making open source...Read more

In search of a flexible, open education management system

Watching gibbons play is like nothing else on earth: they show astounding flexibility, speed, and grace as they swing, run, and jump. These long-...Read more

Findings from working on Red Hat's installer

Until I started graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I had never heard of open source. However, every computer science department...Read more

How to analyze corporate contributions to open source projects

Analyzing corporate contributions
In proprietary software, the company contributes 100% of the code. If you think about a traditional proprietary software product, it has a...Read more

Should I use a permissive license? Copyleft? Or something in the middle?

The open source license you choose for your project, or for the projects you choose to contribute to, can have significant effects on how what you...Read more

An open source policy that works in practice

True story. A project team was in need of an open source tool. Following their company's policy, the team requested their Information Systems (IS)...Read more

Trust your students with open source

trust your students with open source
In Zen Buddhism the concept of Shoshin, or "Beginner’s Mind," teaches us to approach learning with openness and a lack of preconceptions. Zen Monk...Read more