A month or so ago we mentioned an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons. A vigorous campaign by the UK FLOSS community and the increasing number of signatories (97 at the time of writing) keeps it in the news (here and here).
Archive for the 'Success stories' Category
Last time it was the EU dishing out money; this time it is the NSF.
A piece from Guardian Unlimited explains the Open University’s commitment to Moodle. A slippery and evasive piece from a DfES mandarin can be found here (Health warning: reading this may be bad for your blood presure.)
… is the theme of two (here and here) recent pieces. HP says it too, so it must be true.
A couple of success stories from across the pond.
The new open source router series from Vyatta has been winning some serious plaudits from the very network consultants that the company needs to win over if it is to mount a serious challenge for some of the ubiquitous Cisco’s market share.
For Sam Newnam, an open source software consultant and owner of SystemSam Technologies LLC, […]
Down under, something very big has happened very quietly. Kennards Hire, a major machinery rental company, engaged in a massive migration to desktop Linux, the biggest the country has yet seen, with nary a peep from the national media. Steven Deare of ZDNet Australia noticed this and decided to investigate:
[ZDNet] tried to cover the rollout […]
Inspired, as so often with these things, by the eye-opening usability of Ubuntu Linux, several commentators have changed their tune with regards to Linux’s prospects on the desktop and major media have been bravely asking their readers to give Linux a try.
David Wolf from Seeking Alpha has this to say:
Those of you who have followed […]
Rather off the usual track beaten by posts here, some readers might be interested in the July issue of the learned journal Management Science which is devoted to “research on the open source phenomenon”.
Every once in a while, an example comes along that shows important new possibilities so clearly that the world […]
The regional government of the Spanish region of Extremedura, home to a major open source network, has announced it is to switch entirely to open source software.
The administration has, since 2005, been migrating it’s health business operations to Linux with the help of IBM, but now intends to follow these pilot projects by moving all […]
Packt Publishing, a Birmingham-based company specialising in books on IT, have announced a $5000 prize for the best open source content management system.
Voted for by a panel of independent judges and visitors to Packt’s website, the award is designed to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in a high quality and highly competitive marketplace.
Ultimately, the most […]
*update* - the post originally linked to the wrong article on The Guardian’s site; it’s since been corrected. Apologies.
The Guardian today reports on the results of a series of case studies conducted by the Open Source Academy on the deployment of open source software in the local government sector . Although grandly claiming that “the […]
ESR Technology , an innovative engineering and risk management consultancy has reduced its own exposure to risk by migrating to Open Source software.
As a venture capital funded spin-off from AEA plc (formerly the Atomic Energy Authority), ESR Technology wanted to free themselves from the financial and business risks associated with vendor lock-in.Their solution was […]