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451 CAOS Links 2009.03.13Matthew Aslett, March 13, 2009 @ 8:22 am ET
The calm before the storm: forthcoming events. Putting a value on open source. Microsoft’s open source CRM Accelerators. OSI approves EUPL. SpringSource updates Groovy and Grails. Open source ERP in the cloud. And more.
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Calm before the storm
It’s been extremely quiet in terms of commercial open source news and views this week. No doubt this is the calm before the storm given the number of FOSS related events scheduled to takes place before the end of the month:
- CommunityOne East March 18-19, New York
- LibrePlanet Conference 2009 March 21-22, Cambridge
- Open Source ISV Forum March 23, San Francisco
- SDForum Global Open Source Colloquium March 23, San Francisco
- EclipseCon March 23-26, Santa Clara
- ApacheCon Europe 2009 March 23-27, Amsterdam
- Open Source Business Conference March 24-25, San Francisco
- Eclipse Open Source Executive Strategy Summit March 26, Santa Clara
As if that wasn’t enough we have decided that as so many CAOS clients will be on the West Coast at one time, we’d add to the list with a CAOS client lunch in our San Francisco office on March 25. Keep your eyes on your inbox for more details.
Putting a value on open source
Black Duck’s survey revealed some open source development trends and prompted Bruno von Rotz to calculate that the total financial value of the today existing open source code base is $100bn to $150bn. As Bruno and Glyn Moody pointed out, although much of this comes from venture-backed open source specialists and large corporates, the vast majority actually comes from individuals and small companies.
The best of the rest
# Carlo Daffara shared his definitions of various open source business strategies with the aim of finding a common ground. You can also read our categories, and an example of how Carlo’s taxonomy could be mapped to our framework.
# Microsoft followed through on its early pledge to surround its CRM product with open-source add-ons with the launch of CRM Accelerators, a range of add-on solutions developed for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 customers and partners.
# JP Rangaswami: Musing about purchasing and opensource and tenancy agreements.
# Jonathan Schwartz presents: Sun’s Network Innovations.
# The Linux Foundation Developer Network published an interview with Wim Coekaerts, VP of Linux Engineering at Oracle.
# The Open Source Initiative approved the European Union Public Licence 1.1.
# Compiere launched a version of its ERP software for Amazon’s cloud platform.
# SpringSource unveiled the latest versions of Groovy and Grails.
# dbConcert created a trading desk offering based on open source products from Ingres, Marketcetera, and Pentaho.
# Fonality reported 2.8 million trixbox CE downloads in 2008, 750 million calls, 44,000 commercial deployments.
# The French Gendarmerie reportedly saved 50 million euros with open source desktop and web applications.
# Stormy Peters: Open source enables companies to collaborate. “Some companies have figured out how to work well with open source software. Now we need companies to figure out how to work together in an open source way.”
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