SAP Oracle Support Verdict Gives Companies Another Reason to Use Open Source

With the announcement of $1.3B in damages awarded to Oracle in the lawsuit against SAP , Oracle has made abundantly clear that they intend to do everything they can to lock customers in to their expensive and highly profitable...

It’s Not Just About Social Apps: Hadoop is for the Enterprise Too

The 2nd annual Hadoop World conference is taking place in New York on October 12, 2010. To date, more than 28 presentations are planned (see agenda) including talks from eBay, Twitter, GE, Bank of America, Yahoo!, Facebook, Digg, HP...

Community Open Source vs Commercial Open Source in the Cloud: Will CentOS beat RHEL?

There has been a lot of debate about the role open source will play in the cloud.  Many of the debates are focused on open standards.Another big issue is licensing and pricing of open source in the cloud.In the last few weeks I've...

Survey Shows Companies May Not Realize They Distribute Open Source

OpenLogic recently conducted a survey to determine whether companies have a full understanding of the activities that constitute distribution per the terms of common open source licenses. Highlights of the survey include:67% of the...

Bilski and The Dirty Little Secret of Software Patents

There is a lot of discussion this week after the US Supreme Court issued a ruling on the Bilksi lawsuit. As VentureBeat reports, the ruling will have very little impact on the way people do business around patents.Having worked in...

Distributing Open Source? Survey Says…

As I talk to enterprises that are using open source software, inevitably the question of distributing open source software comes up. The recent lawsuits around GPL violations have definitely raised the awareness of many users of...

Does Open Source Indemnification Matter? Enterprises Say Hell Yes.

In my job at OpenLogic, I've worked with hundreds of organizations (most of them in the Fortune 500) on developing open source policies and implementing open source governance programs.As I talk with these large enterprises, almost...

Measuring your Company’s Open Source Maturity: A Quiz

As companies become more comfortable with open source software, they naturally mature through four stages in open source adoption: Prevent, Manage, Embrace, Transform. Take this simple quiz to find out what stage your company is in...

Four Considerations When Using Open Source in Production

Most IT staff and developers have no problem technically evaluating open source software.  However, they often overlook other considerations that could mean success or failure of a production system.Here are some of the top...

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