Open source for hybrid cloud success: Is it an open and shut case?

Posted by Clive Longbottom on May 17, 2017 1:20:47 PM

Quocirca’s Clive Longbottom ponders whether enterprises need to adopt an open source-first strategy for hybrid cloud success

The FOSS acronym – standing for free, open source software – has been a clarion call for many since the open source movement started, despite being nominally based on a misinterpretation of what open source is all about.

A group of people got together in 1998 to examine the “free software” market, out of concern that the concept was being hijacked and perverted in political and moral terms, prompting a push to create a more commercially oriented definition of what it has to offer.

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Topics: open source, Cloud Platforms, open standards

Take care when reaping rewards of open source

Posted by Clive Longbottom on Jan 21, 2016 10:27:32 AM

Moving into the open source world can be a rewarding experience, but some due diligence is required

In 1998, Christine Peterson put forward the term "open source" as a means of describing software that was created in a manner that encouraged sharing of ideas and code among an open group of people.

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Topics: Python, Chef, Puppet, open source, Ruby on Rails

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