Article: Open source is a community, not a brand

Cloud, Open Source, Software

Open source is a community, not a brand

While free and open, open source can be complex and require expertise to maintain, support and operate. According to the Perforce report, it’s important to partner with industry leaders to maximize open-source success through migration help, ongoing management and support. Additionally, an open-source strategy that can clarify the open source initiatives, governance, role of internal resources and external support can help pave the way for open source in the enterprise.

“Finding success with open-source software as an enterprise organization requires a fully formed strategy – especially as it applies to critical areas like support,” said Rod Cope, CTO at Perforce Software

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Article: Open-source software as a force for good in local government

Governance, Open Source, Software

Open-source software as a force for good in local government

The benefits of open-source software are well known and understood – large communities of developers creating, refining and improving code to create robust platforms that can be downloaded and used, free from commercial licence costs. It is a tantalising proposition that promises a practical solution to the problems of digital transformation. So why is it so difficult? The answer lies in the word community. A community of developers can build great software, but it needs a community of end-users to turn that software into turnkey solutions for a specific purpose.

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Steven Vernaecke: Migration Thoughts

Operating Systems

Altough i agree with Luke on a technical perspective. in my oppinion Wix is just silly amateur stuff not fit for the vision of Robert.

We must also approach this from a usability angle. If Robert’s webmaster is able to provide his own hardware server equipment, then you can do this. The stuff with creating VM’s is just not workable for Robert alone.

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Webiny announces $348K seed to build open-source serverless CMS

Cloud, Software

Webiny announces $348K seed to build open-source serverless CMS

Webiny, a London startup developing a serverless content management system, announced a $348,000 (£270,000) seed round today led by UK investment firm Episode 1.

Webiny founder Sven Al Hamad says that Webiny is the first full-feature content management built for a serverless environment. “That means that we built Webiny from the ground up, and architected it so it works only inside serverless functions,” he said. Continue reading “Webiny announces $348K seed to build open-source serverless CMS”