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[News] Free Software Turned into "Enterprise-Class 'Open Source'"

  • Subject: [News] Free Software Turned into "Enterprise-Class 'Open Source'"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 21:33:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
The emergence of enterprise class open source

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| This is where open source software such as PostgreSQL and MySQL are driving 
| positive changes within the database industry. Moreover, VARs are now 
| realising the potential of software that is powered by open source but 
| supported by a commercial enterprise.   



PostgreSQL Advocates Press On

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| PostgreSQL adoption is on the rise, proponents say, and they hope it will 
| continue to pick up steam.   


Open Source and the Feds; Your Tax Dollars at Work

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| Overall, 90 percent of open source respondents who have adopted open source 
| assert that their agency derives value from it. 29 percent of the respondents 
| who have not implemented open source say that they plan to implement it in 
| the next six to 12 months, with the Intelligence community leading the way.   


Open source gaining traction in U.S. government

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| More than half of all U.S. government executives have rolled out open-source 
| software at their agencies, and 71 percent believe their agency can benefit 
| from open-source software, according to a survey.   


South Africas Open Source Software Market Builds on the Government’s Adoption
of FOSS Policy

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| While the South African open source software (OSS) market is still in its 
| development stage, the recent decision by the South African Government to 
| adopt a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) policy is a significant boost 
| for the industry.   


Federal Government Votes for Open Source

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| The Federal Open Source Alliance, an organization devoted to open source 
| education, today announced the results of its “Federal Open Source 
| Referendum” study, the first annual report designed to identify current open 
| source adoption rates and trends in the Federal market.    


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