Posts Tagged ‘business models’

No price, no value?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Some days ago I posted “Buy less, spend better”, highlighting one of the main benefits of adopting SpagoBI suite or, in general terms, of choosing an open source product adopting the pure open source delivery model. Now you can argue that a product with no price has no value either. If you believe it, this […]

Buy less, spend better

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The SpagoWorld initiative vision focuses on the sustainable development of mission-critical applications for enterprises and organizations. It’s all about project-oriented solutions, balancing the weights in the development phase. In other words: it’s about asking customers to buy less and spend better. Some days ago, I had a glance at a news referencing the world’s 50 […]

Gartner quotes SpagoBI in the 2012 MQ for BI Platforms report

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platform, February 2012, is out. This year major OS BI-related vendors as Actuate (BIRT), Jaspersoft, Pentaho are in; SpagoBI, the only pure OS BI product is quoted. As the SpagoWorld initiative founder, I’m very proud to see SpagoBI suite – SpagoWorld flagship project – included in the Gartner’s report, […]

Radical Open Source

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

I’m neither looking for a new label (ROSS or ROS, if you go beyond Open Source Software), nor proposing a new model (so far). Just to share some thoughts with you. Premises New business models and application models are growing (SaaS-based ones, Cloud, Mobility, Internet of Things). According to the  UK’s national innovation agency, the […]

What’s the path to Open Source Application Success?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Few days ago, Derek Singleton of Software Advice has published a post on his blog on the failure of open source ERP applications in gaining mainstream acceptance. I’m not dealing with OSS ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), but I know something about OSS application acceptance (the best known example is SpagoBI, in the Open Source Business […]

Open Source Communities and Contributor Agreement: it’s all about Trust

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Recently I’ve noticed a debate about Open Source Communities and Contributor Agreements. Simon Phipps, in his post, says that “Contributor agreements that aggregate the copyrights of open source code in favour of a single corporate sponsor are a sure sign of a community where one member has more rights than the rest. And equality is […]

Open Core and Pure Open Source

Friday, April 16th, 2010

The recent OSBC Conference in San Francisco has risen again the “never-sleeping” debate about the open core model and, generally speaking, on open source business models. It is also collected by Andrea Gioia in his OSS Discussions, available in this Blog, entitled Open Core Predecessors, The rise of Open Core and The debate on Open […]