Posts Tagged ‘adoption barriers’

Importance of women values in FLOSS

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Time has gone since Open World Forum 2010, Paris, but this topic is on stage again. A recent paper appeared in Cepis Upgrade October 2010 issue, entitled “Information Technologies: A Profession for Men?” says: “women are currently under-represented in the technical areas of the IT”. Nothwithstanding they also say: “there is no reason why a […]

Gender diversity: why women matter in FLOSS

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The agenda of the upcoming Open World Forum, Paris includes a Diversity Summit: Why women matter? The assumption is that “FLOSS still faces gender inequality, to an even greater extent than the wider IT industry which itself is seen as an area where discrimination is widespread.” About the same topic, Free Software Foundation hosts a […]

BI and GIS: the cultural clash

Monday, April 26th, 2010

A lot of things could be said about cultural differences between the two communities and how they had influenced the grow of GIS and BI’s projects, markets, business models and companies. I will talck about that in a future post. For the moment  I want to focus the analysis on what happens when these two […]