Monthly Archive:: July 2008

30 Jul 2008

OOo is “the best of open source”

Sam Ramji of Microsoft announces the SourceForge Community Award for Best Project for Education, won by Sam underlines the importance of affordable software for education, both for teachers and students. Technorati Tags: microsoft, openoffice, award
24 Jul 2008

EnterpriseDB survey of open source database usage

EnterpriseDB has just announced the results (PDF download) of a recent survey of open source database usage. A few data: – 83% have yet to pay for the use of their open source database. – 11% did
24 Jul 2008

Will Ubuntu be sexier than MacOS X?

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, has said: “The great task in front of us over the next two years is to lift the experience of the Linux desktop from something that is stable and robust and not
21 Jul 2008

Yochai Benkler

Yochai Benkler, the leading intellectual of the information age, explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization. Technorati Tags: open source, innovation
16 Jul 2008

What’s happening at Microsoft Italy?

Today, Microsoft Italy has announced its third MD since the launch of Windows Vista and Office 2007. I’m puzzled. What’s happening at Microsoft Italy? Marco Comastri has left a few months after the announcement, and has been
15 Jul 2008

OOo, a download every five seconds

June has been an extraordinary month for OOo in Italy: – 523.234 downloads during the month, one every five seconds, more than the PCs sold in the country. – 2.096.043 downloads since January 1st, 2008. In 2007,
13 Jul 2008

Why “Open Opinions”

I have been mumbling quite a lot on the editorial strategy of this blog. Originally, I wanted to cover marketing of open source software following my experience about I have soon realized, though, that the open