Posts Tagged ‘free software’

Everything has a price, nothing is free

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Some thoughts on the concept of value, for innovators: an example of reverse-thinking
Time ago I listened to a talk by Vito Mancuso, a famous Italian theologian, about “Io e Dio” (God and I). Quite an unusual topic for me. Nevertheless, I’ve extracted a reflection from it that, after some time, I wish to take up [...]

My list of next events in 2013 on open source, big data and software quality.

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Here is the list of the next events in which I’m participating in 2013 with different roles: as the founder of the SpagoWorld initiative, as a division director within Engineering Group’s Innovation and Research Department or as the President of OW2 Consortium. Even if I’ll probably not attend all these events, you’ll have the opportunity [...]

Radical Open Source – Economics

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

A long time ago I wrote my first post on Radical Openness.
I promised to post something more about the Economics lying behind the Radical Openness approach, even though it is  quite a challenge for me. As both an industrial IT manager and a representative of open source communities, when dealing with open source projects I’m [...]

Open Source Strategies for the Enterprise

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Last week, during my flight to Paris, I finally had the chance to read Simon Phipps’ book entitled  Open Source Strategies for the Enterprise.
Buy it. Great value at zero price!
I read it quite fast because I already knew its main contents: in fact, the book is a rational selection of Simon’s posts that you can [...]

Next FLOSS events in 2012 that you cannot miss, and I will attend!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

I know that the following list may be perceived as self-referral since it includes events in which I will personally take part. However, my aim is also to encourage you to come, if you can. They will be great events. Not all information is available on the related websites yet. Therefore, as an insider, I’ll [...]

How to build an industrial open source policy – Let’s learn from France

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

France is one of the main adopters – or probably the larger adopter – of open source software at the public level.
Last week, at Open World Forum 2012, the French National Council for Open Source Software (CNNL)  presented  a list of 10 indications sent to Fleur Pellerin, French Ministry for SMEs, Innovation and Digital Economy.
I [...]

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 [...]