Karim R. Lakhani | 14 Jul 22:57 2005
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4 papers and 1 dissertation on opensource.mit.edu

Dear All,

Hope everyone is doing ok.  Please find information on the following new 
papers on our community website.

Best

Karim

Paper 1
Authors:
MacCormack, Alan, John Rusnak & Carliss Baldwin

Title:
Exploring the Structure of Complex Software Designs: An Empirical Study 
of Open Source and Proprietary Code (updated)
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/maccormackrusnakbaldwin2.pdf
	
Abstract:
This paper reports data from a study that seeks to characterize the 
differences in design structure between complex software products. In 
particular, we use Design Structure Matrices (DSMs) to map the 
dependencies between the elements of a design and define metrics that 
allow us to compare the structures of different designs. We first use 
these metrics to compare the architectures of two software products – 
the Linux operating system and the Mozilla web browser – that were 
developed via contrasting modes of organization: specifically, open 
source versus proprietary development. We then track the evolution of 
Mozilla, paying particular attention to a purposeful “re-design” effort 
that was undertaken with the intention of making the product more 
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FOSSAC'2005 | 14 Jul 14:43 2005

National Free and Open Source Software Promotional Campaigns and Events in Pakistan

Free & Open Source Software Awareness Campaign (FOSSAC-2005) 16th-18th August 2005, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Visit http://www.fossfp.org for more details.

 

Prologue

For many years Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) has been building momentum causing great interest among the scholars, researchers, professionals and administrations all over the world as it is affordable, reliable, scalable, and security-rich and runs on the widest variety of hardware platforms. This interest has helped in advocating the usage of FOSS in both the Public and Private sectors organizations. Particularly, it has been realized that Free & Open Source Software is a highly effective vehicle for the transfer of wealth from the industrialized world to developing countries. Pakistan government has acknowledged this fact and is striving to convince organizations to adopt FOSS for their sustainable development and socio-economic growth. Unfortunately, in spite of government announced initiatives and extensive campaigning efforts, the adoption of FOSS in the local industry is very slow. Lack of awareness and technical support could be the two major causes of this sluggish pace. For this reason, we are teaming up with educational institutions and government authorities to launch a three days national awareness campaign to address the issues regarding lack of FOSS familiarity among IT professionals, availability & reliability of FOSS training, and availability of local expertise for FOSS and international support. We believe the campaign will create a lasting impact on the industry and help government to achieve its targets regarding the adoption of FOSS.

 

Objectives

“Free & Open Source Software Awareness Campaign 2005” is a three day event organized to promote nationwide awareness about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software and to persuade organizations and individuals of  Pakistan to use Free & Open Source Software.”

 

Target Audience

The event will be arranged for IT professionals, government officials, business community, academic scholars, students and general public.

 

Outcomes & Benefits

•           Professionals from various organizations, students, and general public will get awareness about the benefits of Free and Open Source Software. 

•           Organizations and individuals will be persuaded to use Free &Open Source Software for their sustainable development.

•           Professionals, students, and general public will get free short term training to begin using Free &Open Source Software.

•           Participants will receive free CDs containing a collection of free &open source utility software along with operating system.

•           Awareness about issues regarding Intellectual Copyright Law and pirated software in Pakistan will be promoted.

•           Government, academia, public and private sector organizations, industry, NGO’s, and other will gather under one roof to achieve the national goal regarding Free and Open Source Software.

 

Event Venue & Schedule:

Venue:              PunjabUniversityCollege of Information Technology (PUCIT)

                        University of the Punjab

                                    Allama Iqbal (Old) Campus

                                    Lahore-Pakistan

Dates:               16th - 18th August 2005 (9:00am – 6:00pm)

 

Event Organizers:

1. FOSSFP: Free and Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan

2. PunjabUniversityCollege of Information Technology (PUCIT), University of the Punjab

3. PITB: Punjab Information Technology Board, Government of the Punjab

4. PSEB-OSRC: Open Source Resource Centre, Pakistan Software Export Board, Government of Pakistan

5. KMT Innovators®, Lahore, Pakistan

 

Supporters:

• Government of Punjab

• Ministry of Information Technology (Federal)

• Ministry of Telecom Pakistan

• Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

• Others

 

Events:

1. Exhibition of Free and Open Source Software technologies including Industrial, Academic, Content Management, Internet and Web, Games, Multimedia, Graphics, Video Conferencing, Browsers, Chat, Utility Software and others.

2.  Demonstration of Free and Open Source Software tools and technologies.

3.  Training facility for participants on Ubuntu Linux, Open Office, and LAMP

4.  Distribution of informational material, free CDs containing a collection of free &open source utility software package.

5.  Conference on “Trends and Practices of Free & Open Source Software Technologies” and “National FOSS Awards 2005”

6.  Students’ sketching competition

7.  Entertainment movies

8.  Demonstration of Video Conferencing

9.  Gaming Zone

10. Inauguration of FOSSFP Student Chapter

11. Distribution of awards & certificates

 

Visit http://www.fossfp.org for more details.

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Gregorio Robles | 17 Jul 13:32 2005
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[Fwd: (SEWORLD) Adopting and Using Open Source Software]

FYI. cheers, Gregorio

--------- Mensaje reenviado --------
> De: Tony Wasserman <tonyw@...>
> Para: SEWORLD@...
> Asunto: (SEWORLD) Adopting and Using Open Source Software
> Fecha: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 16:26:31 -0600 (MDT)
> Adopting and Using Open Source Software
> 
> First Annual COSI Conference
> 
> September 7, 2005 -- Redwood Shores, California
> 
> Open source software is changing the way that 
> software is being developed and used, with a 
> significant impact on software developers, 
> vendors, and users. Millions of people use the 
> OpenOffice™ productivity suite and/or the 
> Firefox™ web browser. Many of the world’s most 
> heavily used websites are built with open source 
> software, so almost everyone is a user of open 
> source. Software developers also rely on open 
> source development tools and execution 
> environments. Companies are beginning to 
> formulate policies around their use of open 
> source software, as well as adjusting their 
> acquisition, adoption, and development processes.
> 
> This one-day conference, organized by Carnegie 
> Mellon's Center for Open Source Investigation 
> (COSI) (http://cosi.west.cmu.edu) brings together 
> leading experts from industry and academia to 
> discuss key topics in evaluating, adopting, 
> licensing, using, and supporting open source 
> software. These experts have extensive experience 
> with both traditional packaged and open source 
> products. The goal of the conference is to 
> address technical, business, and organizational 
> issues that influence decisions about open source solutions.
> 
> Confirmed speakers and topics include:
> 
> Rod Smith, IBM, “Open source development and use: the big picture”
> Bob Bickel, JBoss, “Making the move from packaged software to open source”
> Wim Coekaerts, Oracle, "Deploying Open Source in an Enterprise Environment"
> Lawrence Rosen, Attorney, Rosenlaw and Einschlag, 
> “Making sense of open source software licensing”
> Brian Behlendorf, CollabNet, “Building and 
> working with collaborative communities”
> Stormy Peters, HP, “Establishing open source policies”
> 
> These presentations are complemented by panel 
> discussions chaired by CMU faculty.
> 
> More detailed information can be found at
> http://cosi.west.cmu.edu/conference05
> 
> or by sending email to cosi@...
> 
> Conference Chair: Anthony I. (Tony) Wasserman
>
--

-- 
Gregorio Robles           | Libre Software Engineering Lab
grex@...   | Grupo de Sistemas y Comunicaciones
Tel: +34 91 488 81 06     | Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
http://libresoft.urjc.es  | Tulipn s/n, 28933 Mstoles (Madrid, Spain)
Luthiger Stoll, Benno | 21 Jul 09:52 2005
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Findings of the study about "Fun and Software Development" (FASD)

Dear open source researchers

I thoroughly evaluated the data I gathered in the study about Fun and Software Development (FASD). I've
published the key findings of this study in an article for the "Proceedings of the 1st International
Conference on Open Source Systems". Unfortunately, I can't send this article to the
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/ because the copyright is held by "Agenzia Doppiavu, Italy" :-(. At
least, I'm allowed to publish my contribution on my personal web page, so you can download it from https://www.foss.ethz.ch/people/lbenno/BLuthiger_Fun_SoftwareDevel_OSS2005.pdf.

Here's the summary: 
Fun matters: The fun a software developer enjoys accounts for 27% to 33% of his motivation to write open source.
Open source offers better opportunities to enjoy fun while programming: I could verify this hypothesis.
Concerning the joy of programming, I found significant differences between programming in an open
source context compared to software development under commercial conditions.

Regards,
Benno Luthiger

_______________________________________________________________________

Benno Luthiger
WEP J 11
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
CH-8092 Zurich 

Tel: +41 1 632 57 65
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Fwd: Findings of the study about "Fun and Software Development" (FASD)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alan Kelon Oliveira de Moraes <alanmoraes@...>
Date: Jul 21, 2005 3:37 PM
Subject: Re: [F/OSS-Community] Findings of the study about "Fun and
Software Development" (FASD)
To: "Luthiger Stoll, Benno" <benno.luthiger@...>

Hello!

> I thoroughly evaluated the data I gathered in the study about Fun and Software Development (FASD). I've
published the key findings of this study in an article for the "Proceedings of the 1st International
Conference on Open Source Systems". Unfortunately, I can't send this article to the
http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/ because the copyright is held by "Agenzia Doppiavu, Italy" :-(. At
least, I'm allowed to publish my contribution on my personal web page, so you can download it from https://www.foss.ethz.ch/people/lbenno/BLuthiger_Fun_SoftwareDevel_OSS2005.pdf.

Good news: the proceedings are available for download ;-) It's a huge
file, 12 MB!

Download it from http://oss2005.case.unibz.it/download.php

Best regards,

--
Alan Kelon Oliveira de Moraes
MSc Candidate in Software Engineering
Federal University of Pernambuco

--

-- 
Alan Kelon Oliveira de Moraes
M.Sc. Candidate in Software Engineering
Federal University of Pernambuco - Brazil
Arnulf Christl | 25 Jul 15:54 2005
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CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open Source Software

Hello,
referring to the program of "Adopting and Using Open Source Software":
 > http://cosi.west.cmu.edu/conference05

It is disappointing to have a list of the who-is-who large corporations 
that do not further the empowering effect of FLOSS but rather tend to 
cannibalize Free Software (even if the *people* involved try not to).

In our eyes "Adopting and Using Open Source Software" should at least 
shed some light on community effects, power of disruptive technology and 
inherent potential for minorities (financial and other).

It is a long standing joke that Oracle is Open Source because it runs on 
Linux. What has to be done is enlighten people about what this strange 
thing Free Software is all about. Don't let commercial interests 
obfuscate the idea before it has been thoroughly understood. If your 
interest is to attract commercial players then show them how they can 
fit into the system without trampling all over it.

Best,
Essoh Roger | 25 Jul 16:26 2005

RE: CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open Source Software

Arnulf,

I agree with your comment...

The best way according to me, should be the creation of a network of OSS
evangelists.
Profile, people working in/with Corporations and open source specialist.

I can understand Oracle strategy.
Use Linux is an easy way to show open source flag into a commercial model.

The real challenge for open source "fans" and "not fans" is in your last
sentence.
In fact the war "if I can say that) is away, the war is not based on the
technology but on the way to show why OSS TCO is better then the others.

Finally, according to me, Open Source is a strategy the CIO can deploy or no
into the Information System.

Best,
Roger Essoh

-----Message d'origine-----
De : community-admin@...
[mailto:community-admin@...]De la part de Arnulf Christl
Envoyé : lundi 25 juillet 2005 15:55
À : cosi@...
Cc : community@...
Objet : [F/OSS-Community] CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open
Source Software

Hello,
referring to the program of "Adopting and Using Open Source Software":
 > http://cosi.west.cmu.edu/conference05

It is disappointing to have a list of the who-is-who large corporations
that do not further the empowering effect of FLOSS but rather tend to
cannibalize Free Software (even if the *people* involved try not to).

In our eyes "Adopting and Using Open Source Software" should at least
shed some light on community effects, power of disruptive technology and
inherent potential for minorities (financial and other).

It is a long standing joke that Oracle is Open Source because it runs on
Linux. What has to be done is enlighten people about what this strange
thing Free Software is all about. Don't let commercial interests
obfuscate the idea before it has been thoroughly understood. If your
interest is to attract commercial players then show them how they can
fit into the system without trampling all over it.

Best,
_______________________________________________
Community mailing list
Community@...
http://opensource.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/community
Essoh Roger | 25 Jul 18:04 2005

RE: CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open Source Software

Tony,

Ok, now it's clear for me.
We've adopted the same strategy to challenge IT directors vision on OSS.

I'm the open source development manager for Atos Origin Integration France,
public sector (French administrations and ministries) and today the wind of
OSS shakes this sector and many IT directors from ministries are looking
more and more OSS as a real alternative to "the others" solutions.

My company (Atos Origin Integration France) has a partnership based on a
large support on OSS with HP France and a French open source pure player
(IDEALX).
You can take a look here : http://www.portaildulibre.org (actually the
website is entirely in French).

Best,

Roger Essoh
Technical Director
Open Source business developer
Atos Origin France

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Tony Wasserman [mailto:tonyw@...]
Envoyé : lundi 25 juillet 2005 17:40
À : roger.essoh@...; 'Arnulf Christl'
Cc : community@...
Objet : RE: [F/OSS-Community] CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open
Source Software

People:

Thanks for your comments about the COSI Conference.
You are correct in observing that most of the conference
speakers have corporate affiliations.  That is because
I have a specific goal in mind.  Let me explain....

There are lots of conferences where the true believers
meet to discuss open source.  Personally, I go back to
the development of Berkeley Unix, and distributed my
own research team's User Software Engineering distribution
as open source (BSD license) in 1981.

Among my goals for this conference is to address the
IT directors, the ones who are spending billions of dollars
on proprietary software.  They don't understand the open
source movement and don't want to have open source
in their shops.  Of course, they already have some, but
they probably don't know it.  I have talked to some of
the largest companies in Silicon Valley, and they actually
have policies that forbid the use of open source completely.

If you want to get a message to them that open source
is safe to use and that it is a good business decision,
I think that the best way to do that is to have that message
presented by people from companies who have had
significant success with open source.  The focus of the
speakers is not to sell anything, but rather to talk about
how they evaluate, adopt, use, and support open source.

Without going through the credentials of each speaker,
I would point out that the whole conference is aimed at
showing attendees how they can successfully bring
open source products into their companies.  Since you
mentioned Oracle specifically, I can tell you that my
reason for inviting Wim Coekaerts includes his own
significant contributions in the Linux community
(Google him) and his knowledge of how Oracle runs
a very substantial portion of their own business on Linux.
It's true that Oracle also makes money from selling
its DBMS and its applications on Linux, but that is
not the point of his talk.  Stormy Peters, from HP, led
the team that put together the policies that HP uses
to bring open source into the company and to include
it in its products.   Many companies are worried that
their own proprietary software will be compromised if
they allow open source into their shops; she can tell
them that they can do it safely.  And so on.

I am involved in other projects that are intended to help
businesses feel more secure in their use of open source
software and to be able to assess which open source
products are mature enough to be used in their businesses.

If we all want open source to be successful in the broadest
sense of that word, then we have to go beyond the existing
open source communities, universities, and research labs.
That's what I am trying to do here.  I hope that you will
take another look at the people and the topics being
discussed.   As Roger Essoh noted, we have to convince
businesses that the TCO with open source products is
lower than that of proprietary products.  I think that the
program I have assembled is aimed directly at that issue.

Thanks for reading.

Tony Wasserman
Professor of Software Engineering Practice
Carnegie Mellon West

_____________________________________________________-

At 07:26 AM 7/25/2005, Essoh Roger wrote:
>Arnulf,
>
>I agree with your comment...
>
>The best way according to me, should be the creation of a network of OSS
>evangelists.
>Profile, people working in/with Corporations and open source specialist.
>
>I can understand Oracle strategy.
>Use Linux is an easy way to show open source flag into a commercial model.
>
>The real challenge for open source "fans" and "not fans" is in your last
>sentence.
>In fact the war "if I can say that) is away, the war is not based on the
>technology but on the way to show why OSS TCO is better then the others.
>
>Finally, according to me, Open Source is a strategy the CIO can deploy or
no
>into the Information System.
>
>Best,
>Roger Essoh
>
>
>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : community-admin@...
>[mailto:community-admin@...]De la part de
Arnulf Christl
>Envoyé : lundi 25 juillet 2005 15:55
>À : cosi@...
>Cc : community@...
>Objet : [F/OSS-Community] CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open
>Source Software
>
>
>Hello,
>referring to the program of "Adopting and Using Open Source Software":
>  > http://cosi.west.cmu.edu/conference05
>
>It is disappointing to have a list of the who-is-who large corporations
>that do not further the empowering effect of FLOSS but rather tend to
>cannibalize Free Software (even if the *people* involved try not to).
>
>In our eyes "Adopting and Using Open Source Software" should at least
>shed some light on community effects, power of disruptive technology and
>inherent potential for minorities (financial and other).
>
>It is a long standing joke that Oracle is Open Source because it runs on
>Linux. What has to be done is enlighten people about what this strange
>thing Free Software is all about. Don't let commercial interests
>obfuscate the idea before it has been thoroughly understood. If your
>interest is to attract commercial players then show them how they can
>fit into the system without trampling all over it.
>
>Best,
>_______________________________________________
>Community mailing list
>Community@...
>http://opensource.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/community
Thejesh GN | 25 Jul 18:42 2005
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INDIA: Request to sign a petition favouring Free Software in the campus. Before 6 August.

Please sign this petition if you agree with it... it's an attempt to convince a
prominent technological university in Belagum. Karnataka (VTU) to be opened to the use
of Free Software too. Please sign the petition at:
        http://bangalore.gnu.org.in/?VTU-FLOSS_Campaign

I will be meeting the Vice Chancellor of VTU, Dr. K Balaveera Reddy on August 6th. I will hand over the hardcopy of the petition. I am also thinking of giving a presentation.
Is there anything else I can do suggestions

Thanks,
Thej
www.techmag.biz

Arnulf Christl | 26 Jul 20:32 2005
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Re: CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open Source Software

Tony Wasserman wrote:
> People:
> 
> Thanks for your comments about the COSI Conference.
> You are correct in observing that most of the conference
> speakers have corporate affiliations.  That is because
> I have a specific goal in mind.  Let me explain....

First of all thanx for your time and apologies for my rumbling in. 
Nonetheless i would like to reflect some more on your explanations inline.

> There are lots of conferences where the true believers

Is it necessary to be a "true believer" in Open Source? i think not. It 
is rather all about understanding. Making believe in Open Source gets 
you into trouble sooner or later. Pushing people into the "believer" 
corner is slightly unfair tactics because you take away their credibility.

> meet to discuss open source.  Personally, I go back to
> the development of Berkeley Unix, and distributed my
> own research team's User Software Engineering distribution
> as open source (BSD license) in 1981.

Kudos to one of the old heroes. No offence meant. :-)

> Among my goals for this conference is to address the
> IT directors, the ones who are spending billions of dollars
> on proprietary software.  They don't understand the open
> source movement and don't want to have open source
> in their shops.  Of course, they already have some, but
> they probably don't know it.  I have talked to some of
> the largest companies in Silicon Valley, and they actually
> have policies that forbid the use of open source completely.

Which is not a big surprise. The concept of Free Software does not fit 
in with a business model that is centered on selling packaged and 
artificially limited numbers of software use licences. They must deeply 
fear Open Source until they have found and adopted another way to earn 
money. Before being able to learn a new busniess model they will have to 
learn how Open Source works. And i 'truly believe' that it has to happen 
in that order. :-)

> If you want to get a message to them that open source
> is safe to use and that it is a good business decision,
> I think that the best way to do that is to have that message
> presented by people from companies who have had
> significant success with open source.  The focus of the
> speakers is not to sell anything, but rather to talk about
> how they evaluate, adopt, use, and support open source.

This is the place where companies and people get mixed up. My concern 
was regarding corporate involvement. Not the people. It is fearful what 
corporations tend to do to people. As true believing corporate paranoiac 
i have found collaborative development models (Free Software) to be the 
only chance for small caps to survive at all. More so it seems that any 
single piece of software cannot be developed by more than a few handful 
of people anyway. You do not need a large corporation to create 
GNU/Linux. And you do not need any money to use it either. So in the end 
OS gives the power back to the people. If i understand you right you are 
all about people too.

> Without going through the credentials of each speaker,
> I would point out that the whole conference is aimed at
> showing attendees how they can successfully bring
> open source products into their companies.  Since you
> mentioned Oracle specifically, I can tell you that my
> reason for inviting Wim Coekaerts includes his own
> significant contributions in the Linux community
> (Google him) and his knowledge of how Oracle runs

Who is Google?

> a very substantial portion of their own business on Linux.
> It's true that Oracle also makes money from selling
> its DBMS and its applications on Linux, but that is
> not the point of his talk.  Stormy Peters, from HP, led
> the team that put together the policies that HP uses
> to bring open source into the company and to include
> it in its products.   Many companies are worried that
> their own proprietary software will be compromised if
> they allow open source into their shops; she can tell
> them that they can do it safely.  And so on.

Conceded. Good people, good talk. Hopefully it will help to get your 
message accross.

> I am involved in other projects that are intended to help
> businesses feel more secure in their use of open source
> software and to be able to assess which open source
> products are mature enough to be used in their businesses.

These are two very different things. "feel more secure" translates into 
"believe" or "make believe" - see above. "assess which" is something 
different altogether. It can be done for free, public, proprietary, open 
source and any software. Assessment just might be a lot easier for Free 
Software products than closed ones.

> If we all want open source to be successful in the broadest
> sense of that word, then we have to go beyond the existing
> open source communities, universities, and research labs.

Conceded again and thanks for the support. The "broadest sense of the 
word successful" might be somewhat stretchy though. Why not just let 
people understand it.

> That's what I am trying to do here.  I hope that you will
> take another look at the people and the topics being
> discussed.   As Roger Essoh noted, we have to convince
> businesses that the TCO with open source products is
> lower than that of proprietary products.  I think that the
> program I have assembled is aimed directly at that issue.

Yes. But is the TCO lower? It might not even be true. At least i have 
read exactly the same amount of papers stating either one or the other. 
Bend the numbers to whichever need. There is no definition of TCO that 
would be accepted from both OS critics and supporters. So this again is 
thin ice.
The advantages of Open Source are inherent to collaborative development 
and use. i would rather describe it as an evolutionary process of how 
mankind manages knowledge. TCO is something very much more short 
(corporate) sighted and might - if the software is well applied also be 
lower with Free Software products. But does not have to. Nothing is so 
smiple that you can't mess it up.
Even a lower TCO does not excuse from thoroughly understanding software 
processes though.

Trouble is that you have exactly one day to convince people of what you 
want to get accross. And you have great people who additionally wear 
greater corporate badges. So in the end probably i am just envious of 
you being able to resort to such high seducers to get your message 
accross. :-)

Whish you all the best & thanks for your time.

> Thanks for reading.
> 
> Tony Wasserman
> Professor of Software Engineering Practice
> Carnegie Mellon West
> 
> _____________________________________________________-
> 
> At 07:26 AM 7/25/2005, Essoh Roger wrote:
> 
>> Arnulf,
>>
>> I agree with your comment...
>>
>> The best way according to me, should be the creation of a network of OSS
>> evangelists.
>> Profile, people working in/with Corporations and open source specialist.
>>
>> I can understand Oracle strategy.
>> Use Linux is an easy way to show open source flag into a commercial 
>> model.
>>
>> The real challenge for open source "fans" and "not fans" is in your last
>> sentence.
>> In fact the war "if I can say that) is away, the war is not based on the
>> technology but on the way to show why OSS TCO is better then the others.
>>
>> Finally, according to me, Open Source is a strategy the CIO can deploy 
>> or no
>> into the Information System.
>>
>> Best,
>> Roger Essoh
>>
>>
>> -----Message d'origine-----
>> De : community-admin@...
>> [mailto:community-admin@...]De la part de
Arnulf Christl
>> Envoyé : lundi 25 juillet 2005 15:55
>> À : cosi@...
>> Cc : community@...
>> Objet : [F/OSS-Community] CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open
>> Source Software
>>
>>
>> Hello,
>> referring to the program of "Adopting and Using Open Source Software":
>>  > http://cosi.west.cmu.edu/conference05
>>
>> It is disappointing to have a list of the who-is-who large corporations
>> that do not further the empowering effect of FLOSS but rather tend to
>> cannibalize Free Software (even if the *people* involved try not to).
>>
>> In our eyes "Adopting and Using Open Source Software" should at least
>> shed some light on community effects, power of disruptive technology and
>> inherent potential for minorities (financial and other).
>>
>> It is a long standing joke that Oracle is Open Source because it runs on
>> Linux. What has to be done is enlighten people about what this strange
>> thing Free Software is all about. Don't let commercial interests
>> obfuscate the idea before it has been thoroughly understood. If your
>> interest is to attract commercial players then show them how they can
>> fit into the system without trampling all over it.
>>
>> Best,
>> _______________________________________________
>> Community mailing list
>> Community@...
>> http://opensource.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/community
> 
> 
> 

Gmane