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  • "Libre Software for Enterprises": new issue of the European Journal for the Informatics Professional « carlodaffara.conecta.itcarlodaffara.conecta.it
    and I am grateful to the editors for including my paper on best practices for OSS adoption This is not the first UPGRADE edition devoted to libre and free software the june 2005 edition was about libre software as a research field june 2006 centered on OSS licenses december 2006 was devoted to the ODF format and the december 2007 edition was centered on free software research all extremely interesting and relevant FLOSS open source OSS adoption OSS migration This entry was posted on Friday August 21st 2009 8 31 am and is filed under OSS adoption blog You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2 0 You can leave a response or trackback from your own site Comments 0 Trackbacks 0 No comments yet Cancel Reply Name required E Mail required will not be published Website Submit Comment No trackbacks yet blog divertissements EveryDesk OSS adoption OSS business models OSS data Uncategorized April 2015 M T W T F S S Aug 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Archives August 2012 July

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  • DoD OSCMIS: a great beginning of a new OSS project « carlodaffara.conecta.itcarlodaffara.conecta.it
    billets personnel vacancies and realignments plus more comprehensively or down to single organizations Employee On Boarding Tool automates and provides automated notification in sequence of actions needed to ensure that inbound personnel are processed provided with tools and accounts and made operational in minimal time DISA Performance Appraisal System automates the process of collecting performance appraisal data Supervisors log in and enter data for their employees This data is output to reports which are used to track metrics and missing data The final export of the data goes to DFAS ER LR Tracking System provides comprehensive tracking and status of employee relations labor relations actions to include disciplinary actions and participants of the advance sick leave and leave transfer programs Protocol Office comprehensive event planning and management application to all track actions and materials in detail as needed to support operations for significant events VIP visits etc This is a small snippet of the full list at the moment covering more than 50 applications some are specific to the military world while some are typical of large scale organizations of all kind personnel management for example The open source release of OSCMIS is important for several different reasons It gives the opportunity to reuse an incredible amount of work already used and tested in production in one of the largest defence groups It creates an opportunity to enlarge improve and create an additional economy around it in a way similar to the release of the DoD Vista health care management system another incredibly large contribution that spawned several commercial successes It is an example of well studied carefully planned release process while Vista was released through an indirect process a FOIA request that leaved the sources in the public domain and later re licensed by independent groups OSCMIS was released with a good process from the start including a rationale for license selection from Lawrence Rosen that acted as counsel to OSSI and DISA It cannot be underestimated the role of both people inside of DISA like Richard Nelson chief of the Personnel Systems Support Branch John Weathersby of OSSI and I am sure many others in preparing such a large effort This is also a good demonstration of good cooperation between a competence center like OSSI and a government agency and I hope an example for similar efforts around the world By the way other efforts from OSSI are worthy of attention including the FIPS validation of OpenSSL For more information a good overview from Military IT journal Government computer news a license primer from Rosen pdf and the press package pdf The public presentation will be hosted by OSSI the first of september in Washington I am indebted to Richard Nelson for the kindness and support in answering my mails and for providing additional documentation FLOSS open source OSS adoption OSS business models public administrations This entry was posted on Thursday August 20th 2009 9 19 am and is filed under OSS adoption blog You can follow any

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  • 12 « August « 2009 « carlodaffara.conecta.it
    dynamics of license adoption In Black Duck s database there is no account for live or active projects and actually I would suggest them to add a separate report for only the active and stable ones 3 to 7 of the total and actually those that are used in the enterprise anyway Our model predicts that in the large scale license compatibility and business model considerations are the main drivers for a specific license choice in this sense our view is that for new projects the license choice is more or less not changed significantly in the last year and that can be confirmed by looking at the new projects appearing in sourceforge that maintain an overall 70 preference for copyleft licensing models higher in some specialized forges that reach 75 and of course lower in communities like Codeplex Our prediction is that license adoption follows a diffusion process that is similar to the one already discussed here for web server adoption parameters are also quite similar as the time frame and so we should expect a relative stabilization and further reduction of fringe licenses In this sense I agree with Matthew Aslett and the 451 CAOS 12 analysis on the fact that despite the claims there is actually a self paced consolidation An important aspect for people working on this kind of statistical analysis is the relative change in importance of forges and the movement toward self management of source code for commercial OSS companies A good example comes from the FlossMOLE project It is relatively easy to see the reduction in the number of new projects in forges that is only partially offset by new repositories not included in the analysis like Googlecode or Codeplex this reduction can be explained by the fact that with an increasing number

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  • 18 « August « 2009 « carlodaffara.conecta.it
    they re using not to protect a valuable product but someone s copying but because they are attacking somebody because they just want to try to get money out of them So it fits for example with the litigation question Mr Parker asked So if somebody felt that let s take this case for an example If somebody felt that the patents were being used in a wrong way not to protect a valuable product but a wrong way could you find that patent invalid or noninfringed and THE COURT I understand that you just told the jury if somebody was using the patent not to compete that that was the wrong way to use the patent MR POWERS No not to compete just to get money not to protect anything That s what I asked A good reason for software patent reform in my view if one of the largest patent holders Microsoft s portfolio continues to grow at a higher rate than most companies in the top 25 of patent issuers and was one of only five in the top 25 to receive more patents in 2007 than in 2006 from Microsoft PressPass warns against patent abuse open

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  • 20 « August « 2009 « carlodaffara.conecta.it
    Tracks all DISA acquisition personnel and provides auto notification to personnel and management of upcoming training requirements to maintain accreditation and more Designed and built in house after the Acquisition community and its vendors didn t feel it possible to create Action Tracking System automates the SF50 and process throughout a civilian personnel operation Security Suite a comprehensive suite of Personnel and Physical Security tools to include contractor management Force Development Program individual and group professional development tools for military members to include required training and tracking of training status and more Network User Agreement automated system to gather legal documentation CAC signed PDF s of network users agreements not to harm the government network they are using Used by DISA worldwide Telework comprehensive telework management tool to enable users to propose times to telework with an automated notification system both up and down of approval status JTD JTMD management provides requirements to manage billets personnel vacancies and realignments plus more comprehensively or down to single organizations Employee On Boarding Tool automates and provides automated notification in sequence of actions needed to ensure that inbound personnel are processed provided with tools and accounts and made operational in minimal time DISA Performance Appraisal System automates the process of collecting performance appraisal data Supervisors log in and enter data for their employees This data is output to reports which are used to track metrics and missing data The final export of the data goes to DFAS ER LR Tracking System provides comprehensive tracking and status of employee relations labor relations actions to include disciplinary actions and participants of the advance sick leave and leave transfer programs Protocol Office comprehensive event planning and management application to all track actions and materials in detail as needed to support operations for significant events VIP visits etc This is a small snippet of the full list at the moment covering more than 50 applications some are specific to the military world while some are typical of large scale organizations of all kind personnel management for example The open source release of OSCMIS is important for several different reasons It gives the opportunity to reuse an incredible amount of work already used and tested in production in one of the largest defence groups It creates an opportunity to enlarge improve and create an additional economy around it in a way similar to the release of the DoD Vista health care management system another incredibly large contribution that spawned several commercial successes It is an example of well studied carefully planned release process while Vista was released through an indirect process a FOIA request that leaved the sources in the public domain and later re licensed by independent groups OSCMIS was released with a good process from the start including a rationale for license selection from Lawrence Rosen that acted as counsel to OSSI and DISA It cannot be underestimated the role of both people inside of DISA like Richard Nelson chief of the Personnel Systems Support Branch

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  • 21 « August « 2009 « carlodaffara.conecta.it
    the European Journal for the Informatics Professional edited by Jesús M González Barahona Teófilo Romera Otero and Björn Lundell The monograph is dedicated to libre software and I am grateful to the editors for including my paper on best practices for OSS adoption This is not the first UPGRADE edition devoted to libre and free software the june 2005 edition was about libre software as a research field june 2006 centered on OSS licenses december 2006 was devoted to the ODF format and the december 2007 edition was centered on free software research all extremely interesting and relevant FLOSS open source OSS adoption OSS migration No Comments You are currently browsing the archives for Friday August 21st 2009 blog divertissements EveryDesk OSS adoption OSS business models OSS data Uncategorized August 2009 M T W T F S S Jul Sep 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Archives August 2012 July 2012 March 2012 November 2011 September 2011 July 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010

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  • 28 « August « 2009 « carlodaffara.conecta.it
    fair for us to charge and include this in an enterprise release as well Extensions and integrations to ubiquitous proprietary systems such as Windows and Office will be completely open source Extensions that are useful to monitor or run a system in a scaled or production environment such as system monitoring administration and high availability are fair to put into an enterprise release The new open core is really a mix of services including enhanced documentation and training materials SLA backed support stability testing and much more In this new model the GPL is not a barrier in any way and can be used to implement such a model without additional difficulties The move towards services also explains why despite the claim that open core models are the preferred monetization strategies our work in FLOSSMETRICS found that only 19 of the companies surveyed used such a model a number that is consistent with the 23 7 found by the 451 group despite the claim that Open Core becomes the default business model The reality is that the first implementation of open core was seriously flawed for several reasons The model has the intrinsic downside that the FLOSS product must be valuable to be attractive for the users but must also be not complete enough to prevent competition with the commercial one This balance is difficult to achieve and maintain over time also if the software is of large interest developers may try to complete the missing functionality in a purely open source way thus reducing the attractiveness of the commercial version and from Matthew Aslett I previously noted that with the Open Core approach the open source disruptor is disrupted by its own disruption and that in the context of Christensen s law of Conservation of Attractive Profits it is probably easier in the long term to generate profit from adjacent proprietary products than it is to generate profit from proprietary features deployed on top of the commoditized product In the process of selecting a business model then the GPL is not a barrier in adopting this new style of open core model and certainly creates a barrier for potential freeriding by competitors something that was for example recognized by SpringSource that adopted for most of their products the Apache license The GPL is well understood by the market and the legal community and has notable precedents such as MySQL Java and the Linux kernel as GPL licensed projects The GPL ensures that the software remains open and that companies do not take our products and sell against us in the marketplace If this happened we would not be able to sufficiently invest in the project and everyone would suffer The GPL family at the moment has the advantage that the majority of packages are licensed under one of such licenses making compatibility checking easier also there is an higher probability of finding a GPL v2 v3 AGPL LGPL package to improve than starting for scratch and this should also

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  • Conference announcement: SITIS09 track, Open Source Software Development and Solution « carlodaffara.conecta.itcarlodaffara.conecta.it
    promoting adopting and using Open Source Solutions and case studies or success stories in specific domains The topics include software engineering methods users and communities interactions software development platforms open Source developments and project management applications domain case studies In addition to the above tracks SITIS 2009 includes workshops the final list of workshop will be provided later Submission and publication The conference will include keynote addresses tutorials and regular and workshop sessions SITIS 2009 invites submission of high quality and original papers on the topics of the major tracks described below All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers for technical merit originality significance and relevance to track topics Papers must be up to 8 pages and follow IEEE double columns publication format Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published by IEEE Computer Society and referenced in IEEE explore and major indexes Submission site http www easychair org conferences conf sitis09 Important dates Paper Submission July 15th 2009 Acceptance Reject notification August 15th 2009 Camera ready Author registration September 1st 2009 Local organizing committee Cadi Ayyad University Morocco Aziz Elfaazzikii Chair El Hassan Abdelwahed Jahir Zahi Mohamed El Adnani Mohamed Sadgal Souad Chraibi Said El Bachari Track Open Source Software Development and Solutions OSSDS IFIP TC 2 WG 2 13 The focus of this track is on new software engineering method for Free Libre and Open Source Software FLOSS development in distributed and large scaled environments strategies for promoting adopting using FLOSS solutions and case studies or success stories in specific domains Software Engineering methods users and communities interactions software development platforms Architecture and patterns for FLOSS development Testing and reliability of FLOSS Software engineering methods in distributed collaborative environments Licencing and other legal issues Documentation of FLOSS projects CASE tool to support FLOSS development Agile principles and FLOSS development Mining in FLOSS projects Applications domain case studies success stories Geospatial software services and applications Bioinformatics FLOSS for e government and e administration FLOSS in public sector e g education healthcare FLOSS solutions for data intensive applications FLOSS and SOA middleware applications servers FLOSS for critical applications FLOSS in Grid and P2P environments Tools and infrastructures for FLOSS development Scientific computing Simulation tools Security tools Development and project management Ecology of FLOSS development FLOSS stability maintainability and scalability FLOSS evaluation mining FLOSS data FLOSS and innovation Experiments reports field studies and empirical analysis FLOSS for teaching software engineering Revenue models Security concerns in using FLOSS Users involvement in design and development of FLOSS Building sustainable communities Track Chairs Thierry Badard University of Laval Canada Eric Leclercq University of Bourgogne France Program Committee Abdallah Al Zain Heriot Watt University UK Claudio Ardagna Universita degli Studi di Milano Italy Carlo Daffara Conecta Italy Ernesto Damiani University of Milan Italy Mehmet Gokturk Gebze Institute of Technology Turkey Scott A Hissam Carnegie Mellon University USA Frédéric Hubert University of Laval Canada Puneet Kishor University of Wisconsin Madison and Open Source Geospatial Foundation USA Frank Van

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