Olivier Berger | 1 Aug 14:09 2005
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Re: Fwd: Findings of the study about "Fun and Software Development" (FASD)

Hi.

You may also find the individual article (only ~ 350 Kb) at :
http://oss2005.case.unibz.it/Papers/Posters/30.pdf

The list of papers is available from
http://oss2005.case.unibz.it/accepted.html

Best regards,

Le vendredi 22 juillet 2005 à 18:34 -0300, Alan Kelon Oliveira de Moraes
a écrit :
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> 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
> 

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Olivier BERGER <olivier.berger@...>
Ingénieur Recherche - Dept INF
INT Evry (http://www.int-evry.fr/)
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Karim R. Lakhani | 9 Aug 18:10 2005
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Job position: Executive Director, Project Open Source|Open Access University of Toronto

Hi All,

Some of you may be interested in this position.  Toronto is my hometown 
and its a great city!

Contact Gale Moore  gmoore@...

Best..

K
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Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 11:24:29 -0400
From: KMDI <info@...>
To: Barry Wellman <wellman@...>
Subject: KMDigest for August 9, 2005

KMDigest for Friday August 5, 2005.

One Item:

1. NEW POSITION:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PROJECT OPEN SOURCE | OPEN ACCESS
Application Deadline: August 12, 2005.
http://open.utoronto.ca
http://www.utoronto.ca/jobopps/jobext/job012.htm

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NEW POSITION:  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PROJECT OPEN SOURCE | OPEN ACCESS

We are delighted to announce the search for the Executive Director of 
Project OS|OA has begun. The Executive Director will play a key role in 
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Gregorio Robles | 10 Aug 01:24 2005
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[Fwd: CFP- Handbook of Research on Open Source Software]

fyi,

--------- Mensaje reenviado --------
> De: Acquisitions <acquisition@...>
> Para: grex@...
> Asunto: CFP- Handbook of Research on Open Source Software
> Fecha: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 15:20:28 -0400
> Call for Chapters  Submission Deadline Oct. 1, 2005
> 
> Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives
> 
> Edited by Kirk St.Amant and Brian Still, Texas Tech University
> 
> Introduction 
> The decision to purchase or to use a particular software product can be the choice that results in the
success or the failure of an organization. For this reason, decision makers at different levels and in a
variety of fields need to understand the factors that contribute to the effective adoption and use of
software products. Open source software (OSS) is increasingly viewed as a viable option that can allow a
variety or public and private organizations to achieve their desired goals. OSS adoption and use,
however, is complicated by the social agendas and the economic goals many individuals attach to the use of
OSS materials.  
> 
> The Overall Objective of the Book
> The purpose of this handbook is to provide readers with a foundational understanding of the origins,
operating principles, legalities, social factors, and economic forces that affect the uses of OSS. For
this reason, the proposed handbook would focus on areas and concepts essential to understanding when and
how various organizations should adopt OSS. Chapters would present short (3,500-5,000 word), focused
perspectives on a particular aspect of OSS adoption and/or use. Such perspectives would be designed to
help businesspersons, researchers, and other decision makers make more informed choices that would
facilitate the ease and effectiveness with which their organization used or interacted with OSS
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A.Watson | 18 Aug 18:18 2005

Open Source for the Enterprise


I just posted a review of this recently-published book:
http://changingway.net/archives/230
I'd be interested in any views from members of this community on a question
in my mind (and in the review). There seems to be a tendency (not just in
this particular book) to say to IT managers: here's how you should evaluate
FLOSS for your organization. That's fine, but why not say: here's how you
evaluate software for your organization (or here's a model or two for doing
so); now let's see how FLOSS fits in to that model.
The contrast is between model-for-FLOSS and model-then-FLOSS ways of
getting at the subject. I think that Feller and Fitzgerald, in their book
on open source development, use the model-then-FLOSS approach effectively
(see ch. 4, in which they derive their framework for FLOSS development from
existing, more general and established frameworks for software
development).
I perceive a tendency for people writing about FLOSS deployment to take the
model-for-FLOSS approach. I have, I think, three questions:
1. Do others perceive the same tendency?
2. Can anyone explain it?
3. Are there any counter-examples, i.e., accounts of FLOSS deployment that
take the model-then-FLOSS approach?
Thanks for any thoughts,
Andrew
Carlo Daffara | 18 Aug 19:01 2005
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Re: Open Source for the Enterprise

I have observed this in several organizations; and I suspect that it is 
forced by the view that FLOSS is something "radically different", thus 
forcing the idea that it is difficult to model in the traditional way.
It is also interesting to note that most enterprises do not model anything 
at all; for example, Yankee Group's DiDio found " The most startling 
revelation coming out of the report was the fact that more than 50 percent 
of the respondents said they had performed a thorough TCO analysis. But 
when asked to calculate their specific Linux and Windows capital 
expenditure and maintenance costs, 75 percent, on average, could not 
answer explicit questions about their own environments."
So, a lot of this model-for-FLOSS is in my opinion quite approximate, and 
is basically a cover for demonstrating that it was taken due diligence in 
selecting a FLOSS package, but not much more.
cheers
Carlo Daffara

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005, A.Watson@... wrote:

>
> I just posted a review of this recently-published book:
> http://changingway.net/archives/230
> I'd be interested in any views from members of this community on a question
> in my mind (and in the review). There seems to be a tendency (not just in
> this particular book) to say to IT managers: here's how you should evaluate
> FLOSS for your organization. That's fine, but why not say: here's how you
> evaluate software for your organization (or here's a model or two for doing
> so); now let's see how FLOSS fits in to that model.
> The contrast is between model-for-FLOSS and model-then-FLOSS ways of
> getting at the subject. I think that Feller and Fitzgerald, in their book
> on open source development, use the model-then-FLOSS approach effectively
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Karim R. Lakhani | 27 Aug 16:01 2005
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[Fwd: [Air-l] Fwd: [Telecentres] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Fellowships on Open Information Policy]

fyi

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Air-l] Fwd: [Telecentres] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 
Fellowships on	Open Information Policy
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 07:41:57 +0800
From: Yong Liu <classicalliberalism@...>
Reply-To: air-l@...
To: CYBERIA-L@...,
air-l-aoir.org@..., 
globalvoices@...
References: <20050826094435.893CA16CE45@...>

The International Policy Fellowship Program (IPF) of the Open Society
Institute has issued its annual call for fellowship proposals. Open
Information Policy is one of the program's focal areas this year. Here are
details concerning this area, taken from the IPF website at
www.soros.org/initiatives/ipf :

"Advanced by the internet, alternatives to long-standing intellectual
property regimes have created an environment to re-assess the
relationship between democracy, open society and new information
technologies. The promise of open source technology with respect to
civil society and the incalculable leaps in information production by
means of open content and weblogs present a new platform for civic
participation. Whether and in what form such promises can be realized
lies at the basis of the research questions below.

     * Weblogs & Civic Discourse. How does the rapid expansion of
weblogs alter news production and civic discourse? Can it counter
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Greg Wilson | 10 Aug 14:00 2005
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re: software skills course

Hi,

I'm working with support from the Python Software Foundation to develop
an open source course on basic software development skills for people
with backgrounds in science and engineering.  I have a beta version of
the course notes ready for review, and would like to pull in people
in sci&eng to look it over and give me feedback.  If you know anyone
who fits this bill (particularly people who might be interested in
following along with a trial run of the course this fall), I'd be
grateful for pointers.

Thanks,
Greg Wilson
Still, Brian | 10 Aug 20:01 2005
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Call for Chapters for OSS Research Handbook

I invite all of you to consider submitting a chapter proposal for consideration in the Handbook of Research
on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives. This edited collection
will be published by Idea Group in early 2007. The call for chapters appears in full below.

*************************************

Call for Chapters - Submission Deadline Oct. 1, 2005

For the Edited Collection

Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives

Edited by Kirk St. Amant and Brian Still, Texas Tech University

Introduction 

The decision to purchase or to use a particular software product can be the choice that results in the
success or the failure of an organization.  For this reason, decision makers at different levels and in a
variety of fields need to understand the factors that contribute to the effective adoption and use of
software products. Open source software (OSS) is increasingly viewed as a viable option that can allow a
variety or public and private organizations to achieve their desired goals.  OSS adoption and use,
however, is complicated by the social agendas and the economic goals many individuals attach to the use of
OSS materials.  

The Overall Objective of the Book

The purpose of this handbook is to provide readers with a foundational understanding of the origins,
operating principles, legalities, social factors, and economic forces that affect the uses of OSS.  For
this reason, the proposed handbook would focus on areas and concepts essential to understanding when and
how various organizations should adopt OSS.  Chapters would present short (3,500-5,000 word), focused
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Rangaswami, JP (Private | 30 Aug 23:37 2005

Re: CMU faculty/COSI: Adopting and Using Open S ource Software

We use a lot of opensource where I work. We don't just use it, we also
contribute. Visit www.openadaptor.org and you will see a bit of what we do.

And we're a bank, about as regulated as you get. If you want someone from
DrKW to provide input to this then please let me know.

JP Rangaswami
Global CIO
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
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From: community-admin@...
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CC: community@...
Sent: Mon Jul 25 16:40:15 2005
Subject: 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
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mp | 30 Aug 23:40 2005
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Re: Call for Chapters for OSS Research Handbook


this sounds really interesting, did i miss any mention of license for
the book itself or is there none? it is obviously imperative that a
publication like this is Copylefted if it is to maintain any level of
integrity, imho

On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 13:01 -0500, Still, Brian wrote:
> I invite all of you to consider submitting a chapter proposal for consideration in the Handbook of
Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives. This edited
collection will be published by Idea Group in early 2007. The call for chapters appears in full below.
>  
> *************************************
>  
> 
> Call for Chapters - Submission Deadline Oct. 1, 2005
> 
>  
> 
> For the Edited Collection
> 
> Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives
> 
>  
> 
> Edited by Kirk St. Amant and Brian Still, Texas Tech University
> 
>  
> 
> Introduction 
> 
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