Archive for September, 2011

What a Story is in Open Source

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Since the beginning, SpagoWorld initiative and SpagoBI project have given rise to many success stories. Moreover, SpagoBI regularly provides many stories to OW2 Consortium too, as you can see here. Looking at SpagoWorld and SpagoBI websites, you can find a little but important update. Now they give visibility to Stories instead of Success Stories. Why […]

Which relationship between enterprises and the free software community?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Finally, the paper supporting my speech at the 5th Italian Conference on Free Software, June 2011,  is available. It includes many quotes coming from the Community track of fOSSa Conference 2010 – by the way, stay tuned with fOSSa 2011: registration will open soon! – and from the Open World Forum Paris, 2010 – come […]

Communities, networks and open source

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Let’s see the difference between the concepts of community and network. This text is partially included in a paper that I wrote on the relationship between enterprises and the free software community. Both communities and networks have to do with the identification process aiming to give everybody a place in the society. However, they work […]

GeoBI @ FOSS4G-2011

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

FOSS4G, the global and annual conference hosted by OSGeo in venues all around the globe, will be held this week (from Monday September 12 through Saturday September 17) in Denver (Colorado, USA). It attracts every year, since its first edition in 2007, the best Open Source geospatial software projects and their developers making it the […]