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Gradual Engagement

This is article explains the shortcomings of the way web application providers typically engage potential customers – ie. the web form. I wonder how much time people spend filling in these dumb forms (never to return to the site) – what a waste – for all concerned. The article got me thinking about technology adoption [...]

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Show me the Money

Matt Assay provides some good reading as usual this morning. He’s tried to correlate stock prices of a few companies who base some or part of their business on Open Source with their “Open Source Business Maturity”. Essentially he’s plotted the stock price (ie. the financial market’s appraisal of the company) of Red Hat, Novell [...]

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By way of Matt Assay (at c|net) – the US Navy – likely one of the world’s largest employers and users of technology just announced that they will no longer accept closed, proprietary technology. I liked this quote from Vice Adm. Mark Edwards (deputy chief of naval operations for communications) : Above all, we must [...]

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Rise and Fall

If you work in the IT / software industry and unless you’ve been shipwrecked on a deserted island for the last 5 years you have probably followed the rise of JBoss. I have tracked them very closely as a competitor. Founded in 2001; JBoss proved the commercial Open Source model, disrupted the incumbents in an [...]

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