[News] Many New Large Web Sites Choose Free Software - Linux

This is a discussion on [News] Many New Large Web Sites Choose Free Software - Linux ; Will Content Management Be Most Affected By Open Source? ,----[ Quote ] | It's pretty clear that the social Web is driving the demand for open source | frameworks and with the mindset of "social publishing" continuing to be on ...

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: [News] Many New Large Web Sites Choose Free Software

  1. [News] Many New Large Web Sites Choose Free Software

    Will Content Management Be Most Affected By Open Source?

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | It's pretty clear that the social Web is driving the demand for open source
    | frameworks and with the mindset of "social publishing" continuing to be on
    | Web agendas everywhere, look for community-led expansion and innovation to
    | accelerate.
    `----

    http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...ontent_ma.html

    UNICEF wiki uses open source, SMS to connect kids

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In an emerging effort called UNIWIKI, UNICEF is now using technologies
    | ranging from open source software to SMS text messaging for helping young
    | people from throughout the world to communicate via international social
    | networking sites.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | For the Iraqi project, open source developers in Cairo built an Arab-language
    | Web site for UNICEF.
    |
    | Meanwhile, in Our Stories -- an effort conducted by UNICEF in conjunction
    | with Google and One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) -- UNICEF is collecting and
    | storing five million stories from youth around the world. The stories, which
    | are being recorded in audio on location, are organized into topic areas.
    `----

    http://www.betanews.com/article/UNIC...ids/1206568769

    Website for blind and vision impaired developed with open source CMS

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Energetica, which specialises in solutions for the not-for-profit sector,
    | developed the website by modifying the open source content management system
    | Joomla! - the same CMS used by iTWire.
    `----

    http://www.itwire.com/content/view/17303/53/

    Publisher turns to open source for speedy site

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Scholastic UK, the subsidiary of the world’s largest children’s book
    | publisher, has used open-source development tools to speed up the creation of
    | its web site.
    `----

    http://www.computing.co.uk/computing...source-3910626


    Related:

    How The GPL Can Save Your Ass

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | If you are the multi-billion dollar IT industry you stick you head in the
    | sand and just keep making cars. It is after all, not your problem. That seems
    | to be the attitude of almost every company with a vested interest in the
    | computing market. There was a recent announcement indicating Intel and
    | Microsoft have put up $10 million to fund research in parallel software. Hah!
    | I'm going to laugh harder this time HAH, HAH! Ever here the phase pissing in
    | the ocean, well this is more like throwing a match into the sun. We need
    | more -- much more. * * *
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Second, the entire in industry must co-operate and be involved. We need
    | everyone working on this problem. The best minds in high performance
    | computing have been at it for quite a while and it is time to turn up the
    | volume. Fantasies of telling your R&D guys to get on it are not enough.
    | Trying to corral your Intellectual Property (IP) with trade secrets and
    | patents is wishful thinking. The rocket scientists (and plenty of other smart
    | people) have been working on this issue for a long time. You don't have the
    | time to waste trying to expand your IP fiefdom. Instead start thinking about
    | what happens when the next generation of products is of absolutely no
    | interest to your customers. * * * *
    |
    | Third we need to respond quickly. There is no time for IP agreements,
    | posturing, and NIH ego trips (Not Invented Here). We need leaders to
    | recognize the scope and magnitude of this challenge and act. Before too long,
    | it will not be unreasonable to have four or even eight cores in a desktop. A
    | workstation or server may have double this amount. It would sure be nice if
    | my software could effectively use all these cores. * *
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Using the GPL will immediately remove issues that would normally choke such
    | an important undertaking. First, the any IP barriers get pushed aside and
    | everyone can cooperate openly *
    `----

    http://www.linux-mag.com/id/5379


    3 open source e-Government projects merge and launch PloneGov.org

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Open source experts from the public sector, community and SME's
    | participated in the first Plone e-government international workshop.
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Attendants, equally representing the public sector, Plone community
    | and SME's, came from several countries : Belgium, France,
    | Switzerland, Spain, Argentina, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.
    `----

    http://technocrat.net/d/2007/6/8/21231

  2. Re: [News] Many New Large Web Sites Choose Free Software


    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    news:80465720.Nr3oIjg2Wn@schestowitz.com...
    > Will Content Management Be Most Affected By Open Source?


    You certainly know about "content management" since all of the CONTENT on
    www.schestowitz.com was hacked by intruders who inserted trojans onto every
    web page on your entire site. Shouldn't you be managing your content better
    than that?




    --
    Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com


+ Reply to Thread