There’s no denying the growing impact of open source software in today’s business landscape, but for those who want additional proof of the open approach’s viability, there’s OpenStax College. Since 2012, the initiative has been producing peer-reviewed open source textbooks under a Creative Commons license. This year, the organization expects to save some 40,000 students about $3.7 million.
Like Carrie, whose hand emerged from the grave to grab Sue by the ankle in Sue’s nightmare, SCO has reemerged from its grave to revive its lawsuit against IBM, 10 years after the case was first filed. A court has granted SCO’s motion for reconsideration and reopening the case. SCO originally had sought $1 billion in damages from IBM, but it was soundly defeated in court.
Luke Kanies has a passion for the Puppet language he created. He always wanted to start a software company with Puppet as its foundation. The problem he faced was how to make the open source model support his software innovation without getting lost in the process. After eight years as founder and CEO of Puppet Labs, Kanies has succeeded in avoiding the danger lurking nearby.
The Google Search engine is arguably the most powerful search engine. But like any tool its power resides in knowing how to use the tool correctly. Very few people know how to use these tools to refine their searches and get more accurate information. Often this is referred to as data-mining. If you want to dramatically improve your ability to… Read more →
After putting it off for far to long we finally allocated some time for our site to get a much needed upgrade! You know the saying the Carpenter’s house… Well that is all behind us. With a recent reorganization and the consolidation of several back end systems we are now better equip to deal with our increasing demands from our… Read more →