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[News] Free Software Already Reached Maturity Point

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Already Reached Maturity Point
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:52:31 +0000
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Open source was good enough, will non-open source be open enough?

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| There was a time years ago when open source 
| software in the enterprise often had to be 
| just âgood enough.â Over time, use and 
| broader adoption, open source software has 
| now reached the point that it must often be 
| âas good or betterâ than proprietary 
| alternatives, now typically getting equal 
| consideration from customers and users.


A FOSS Perspective On Richard Schaefferâs Three Tactics For Computer Security

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| Taking Schaefferâs three tactics as our 
| lead, here is a FOSS perspective on these 
| protection mechanisms:
| Best practices implies community effort: 
| discussing, sharing and collectively 
| building understanding and techniques for 
| managing systems and their software 
| components. FOSS (Free and Open Source 
| Software) communities develop, discuss and 
| share these best practices in their project 
| support and development forums. Debianâs 
| package management system implements some 
| of these best practices in the operating 
| system itself thereby allowing users who do 
| not participate in the development and 
| support communities to realize the benefits 
| of best practices without understanding or 
| even knowing that they exist. This is one 
| of the important benefits of policy- and 
| package-based operating systems like Debian 
| and Ubuntu.



Enterprise Search Reaches Open Source Maturation Point

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| We're on the cusp of yet another evolution in maturation of open source with
| the advent of open source search engine technology. Over the past few years
| we've seen the Apache Lucerne and Solr projects grow from being interesting
| computer science projects to mission-critical tools that over 4,000 companies
| now use. As a result, it was only a matter of time before start-up companies
| such as Lucid Imagination started to form with the goal of making it easier
| to bring open source search engine technology into the enterprise.

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