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Open Source Business Model

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by Marc Wathieu

Open Source Business Model

Introduction

The open source business model is a business development methodology that offers a practical and open access to the source of the product. It is also referred an open source to different possible approaches while on the other hand is also considered as a critical strategic in the business operations.

Before the open business source was adopted, there were different phrases that were used to describe this concept. Open source business model gained its popularity with the rise of the internet that provided an access to other variety of production models interactive communities and communication paths. The open source business model allows the occurring of different ideas and agendas, approaches as well as priorities from more closed models with centralized development. The principles and the practices are mostly used to development of the source code for the software to be availed to the collaboration of the public and are commonly released as open source software.

Business model

As portrayed by the oracle, the business model is a term that is used to a wide range of the formal and informal descriptions used by most enterprises in representing different aspects of its businesses that include its offerings, infrastructure, trading practices, strategies, organizational structure, policies and operational processes.

By the use of the open source business model, the organizations are able to enterprise and describe their business models. This is likely to have more impact and effect to the usage of the model compared to the traditional models because it has more concentrated closed source models that other with single distinctive closed models. The organizations are able to analyze most of the activities that happen in the organization like the strategies that are used in learning the organization. (Weber, 2005, p. 45)

Most companies that have been using the closed source business model have found it difficult to venture in to software market due to lack of open source approach. The closed source business models tend to operate in limited peripheral with the third party on none-disclosure agreements. In most cases the closed source models uses paid developers to achieve their goals while on the hand open source business model, their goals are achieved through the efforts of voluntary workforce for those involved though the data wring is done by paid programmers. The new code is developed and then reviewed mostly by a large number of people and since some of these people are familiar with these system, their views are take and analyzed therefore quality is assured. (Lerner & Tirole, 2005, P. 99-120)

In this case the open source business model will eventually supersede the traditional or closed source business model in some way or another. This evidenced as most businesses are willing to give their information in the internet through the use of software and reach more people for recommendation than other tradition models would do. Lerner, 2006, p. 111-119)

Conclusion

With the rise of the internet, the open source business model has been on the growing tread for most of the businesses have gone in the software business. Open source business model has to be approved by millions of people as they are familiar with the system. The closed source business model cannot give all the business information due to limitation given through their limited interaction with the third party.

The closed source models end up using more money in paying the developers to achieve their goal without recommendations from the users of the system as compared to open source model that has to certify by millions of people. This has contributed to shifting of most businesses from the closed source business model to open source business model.

Reference:

Lerner J. 2006, The Dynamics of Open Source Contributors, American Economic Review, vol. 96 (2), p. 111-119.

Lerner, J. & Tirole, J. 2005, The Economics of Technology Sharing: Open Source and Beyond, Journal of Economic Perspectives, vol. 19(2), p. 99-120.

Weber, S. 2005. The Success of Open Source. Harvard: Harvard University Press.

 

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Open Source Erp Development

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by Marc Wathieu

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is a software solution that supports and supervises all business processes. In other words, ERP is a basic need for every business enterprise. While in large enterprises and corporate houses, implementing an ERP system is a costly and time-consuming affair, the scenario with small and mid-size companies is completely different. Since implementing heavy ERP software is an expensive option, most of the small and middle-sized companies are opting for open source ERP development.
Open source ERP offers well-maintained functionality, which can support and help all internal business processes. Open source ERP solution is built with easy to understand and easy to use user interface for free. This is the reason why small and mid-size enterprises are going for this option. They can simply download the software and customize it according to their wants and needs. They also come with extensive documentation and support from skilled developers. Given below are the advantages of using Open Source ERP:
There is no licensing fee
Open Source ERP comes with rich features
It is coupled with healthy data model
It is supported by energetic development community
Open Source ERP receives frequent updates and wide support
It is scalable
It has a flexible open architecture
Its ownership cost is very low
Given below are the best open source ERP tools:
Openbravo: Openbravo is one of the most powerful open source ERP solutions that offers greater support from large partner network, especially from European countries. This solution offers a flashy modern user interface, which is the main USP of this system. The tool also offers a manufacturing module as an integral part of the ERP solution. It offers accounting, warehouse, management, sales, and Point Of Sale.
Compiere: Compiere is one of the most popular and established open source ERP solutions, with almost more than a million downloads. This ERP solution is supported by a strong network of developers and partners. For this reason, many consider this system as the future of ERP solution to take you and your enterprise to the next level. This solution supports Point Of Sales, warehouse management, accounting, project management, and E-commerce.
Adempire: Adempire is a spin-off project from Compiere. This ERP solution is built to take Compiere to new heights. Along with offering all features that Compiere does, this solution offers a free web-based user interface and a manufacturing module additionally.
Postbooks: Postbook is a sister project of OpenMFG, which is manufacturing-oriented software tool. It offers accounting, CRM solution, an integrated purchasing module, and warehouse management.
Opentaps: Opentaps is built on Apache OFBiz foundation. This all in all ERP solution offers CRM, Point of Sale, warehouse management, on-line store, and accounting at once. Opentaps is relatively new compared to other open source ERP solutions, but it already shows great potential to be a big player in the field and has a bright future.
To know more about the ERP Development and get one developed for your business enterprise, visit http://www.evontech.com/open-source-erp-crm-openbravo-opentaps.html now and get a free quote!

Tinni Ganguly is a technology expert, working as a freelance technical writer with Evon Technologies. She has written on numerous technical domains, emerging technologies, and latest industry practices. Presently she is putting in effort to write for people having no or less technical knowledge, and introduce them to various software technologies and benefits of outsourcing.

Open Source Virtualization

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by Marc Wathieu

Open source virtualization is newly introduced and fused concept of two separate technologies, Virtualization and open-source technology which describes the long term favourables of this concept.

Virtualization provides the benefits of greater process agility and resource management by logically locating differnet resources on a single machine whenever required. Open-source is a different standard which allows the modifications and alterations in the structure or code of the technology, described under open source standard. Open source virtualization is actually the introduction of open-source as a new trend in the concept of virtualization. This concept provides great advantages and in deployment cost, it also brings excellent extensibility in changing code for different requirements.

Different type of hypervisors or virtualization softwares and technologies are available described below:

OpenVZ: Its a container-based, operating system level virtualization technology based on Linux kernel and Linux operating system. It’s an inexpensive standard for all customers and flexible technologies, which exclusively adds various resources like memory, disk space or other resources without rebooting the system.
KVM: Expanded as Kernel-based Virtual Machine, is a full virtualization solution for x86 hardware type. KVM supports loading of unchanged Windows and Linux disk images for providing different OSs virtually. Each VM thus created have its own private virtualized hardware resources like network card, graphics card etc.
Xen: It supports paravirtualization and hardware assisted virtualization for modified and un-modified guest OSs. The physical device drivers rely on Linux kernel or other patched OS to provide the virtual support for devices. This allows developers not to write device drivers for each OS.
Lguests: It is also another paravirtualization solution which allows different copies of same kernel to run alongside each other. None of the instance thus created interferes with the resources of the other and allows the regressive use of the same kernel.
VirtualBox: It’s a cross-platform, full virtualization app which can be used on a variety of OSs and can be used on servers as well. It comes in two version as: Open source version and Closed source version. The closed source version has some extended features like RDP and USB support which the open source lacks.

One of the major applications of this concept is in designing a cloud computing strategy for a business. Giant cloud vendors offer customized cloud services for businesses by deploying large number of resources. This method is both time consuming and expensive. With open-source virtualization, the time of initiating a customized service and cost of providing the service are lowered by a considerable amount due to the open-source nature of the service.

Christa Joe is the author of this article. She has been writing articles for various software development companies like Q3 technologies. Moreover, she has been providing useful content writing material related to enterprise solutions.

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Open Source Email Marketing

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Free, open source software is available that is suitable for email marketing. It is important to be aware of the limitations of free email marketing software. Most open source alternatives to commercial email packages will not boast the same speed and features, but can be used for basic newsletter and one-time-offer marketing.

The biggest gun in the open source email marketing pantheon is OpenEMM. This is the free, open-source version of Agnita’s commercial email marketing platform. It features a full suite of CRM and list management tools, event-driven email capabilities, click tracking, open tracking, split testing and grouping, bounce processing, and a full featured editor. This gives you all the email marketing features you would expect from a commercial package costing thousands of dollars for free.

While it is full-featured, all the features come at a cost. Administration and installation of an OpenEMM system is not for casual users. It requires a solid working knowledge of SMTP, and the ability to and install and administrate a full-featured Windows or Linux server with the Java platform available. This precludes most shared hosting, and may even be difficult with a managed dedicated server. 

A reasonably powerful alternative for shared or managed hosting is PHPList. This venerable package should work in any LAMP, WIMP or WAMP server configuration, including most shared hosting. In fact, many shared hosting providers have PHPList included in Fantastico or other application installers. In this case, PHPList can be a plug-and-play solution for newsletter or one-time offer list marketing.

The downsides? Bounce processing is not sophisticated, but relies on message parsing, which is not as reliable as VERP bounce processing.

Also, click and open tracking are not central to PHPList’s capabilities. Click and open tracking will require you to enable “experimental” features, and possibly apply source code patches. List segmentation and split testing are difficult, if not impossible, and not native to PHPList’s feature set. If you have some other mechanism to track clicks, and can live without opens tracking, PHPList is a solid, free solution.

Pommo is a similar package, also available via control panel installation with many shared hosting providers. Pommo is easier to use, with a simple, well-designed interface. It is primarily intended for sending newsletters; there is no integration of tracking whatsoever. List management capabilities are minimal. Scalability may be an issue. PHPLists boasts capabilities into the hundreds of thousands of subscribers. Pommo is suitable for smaller lists.

Finally, if you have a WordPress blog, the simplest and most powerful solution might be a plugin away. Mailpress has an amazing array of features available, and as it’s a WordPress plugin can be used in combination with any WordPress blog. Of course, as a plugin, it offers a look and feel that WordPress users will be comfortable with, and tight integration with WordPress is possible, such as automatically sending blog posts via email.

There are cavaets to keep in mind with Mailpress. Although Mailpress boasts a sophisticated feature set, it is still just a plugin, and needs to operate within the confines of WordPress. This may have plugin compatibility or performance ramifications that are difficult to anticipate. The tight integration with WordPress can also be a disadvantage; Pommo and PHPList are general-purpose mailers, with the flexibility of a standalone application. Mailpress is obviously joined at the hip with WordPress, and conforms to WordPress concepts and metaphors, making it potentially more difficult to administrate.

If open source software meets your mailing needs, there is no reason to spend thousands of dollars on a commercial mailing platform or incur monthly fees from an email service provider. On the other hand, if you require advanced CRM functionality, large lists, and sophisticated tracking, open source email applications will prove inadequate.

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Open Source Design

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by Marc Wathieu

Open source design uses open source platforms to give users an advantage over the websites in terms of flexibility, scalability and low costs. Motivation for using Open source design for your website is really strong. It’s always a preferred choice of a website designer. There have been many arguments and debates regarding the usage of the source code as regards to ethical and unethical practices, but open source still stands as the most popular platform for web design and development.

There is one school of thought which is sees the availability of source code as a positive and the right to modify it as a boon. With open source design, they are able to provide their customers with great flexible solutions. Another appealing aspect is the right to modify, redistribute and improve the code. Freedom given to designers and developers to modify code and create extensions that make life easy for users is one reason for the unbeatable popularity of open source design.

While all this is true, some also feel that there are some who misuse this freedom. There does not exist any authority that will restrict or regularize the usage of this source code availability. Further, there is one question that makes the choice of choosing an open source platform very difficult. There is no single “ownership” so there is a lot of uncertainty about the future. No guarantees as to when development of certain software shall cease. The other thought that bothers many is standardization of charges. If code is modified, there can be no common grounds on which cost of the new product can be decided upon. The biggest ethical issue in open source design is “forking”. Part of the code under free and some under licensed distribution.

Whatever the reasons for liking it or disliking it, open source design is not going anywhere.

It is here and it is popular. It provides end users with excellent features, business owners with ease in management and developers a challenging and interesting platform for creating fresh and refreshing web applications and web solutions. With open source you can easily upgrade or update or completely re-design your website and it is not a lot of work too. Well, adding features, extensions and implementation of new ideas become a more doable job. With open source platforms, you can even make a profitable business as input in terms of costs is lower. Work in terms development provides programmers with enough freedom and flexibility. A creative open source design and development professional can easily innovate all types of new web solutions to get an all in one solution for your website. Well, software vendors now do not have monopoly over the features of the software and what “can” and what “cannot” be done with it. To provide users with a perfectly working solution for their online business, open source web development is now and shall remain the most preferred option in terms of customization and the ability to provide the best fit and appealing solutions.

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Advantages of Open Source

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by Event Amplifier

Open source is a pool of source codes that gives you the access to the final production and development of source materials. Open source is a widely adopted practice among the Internet development community now. The impossibility to know the kernel of source code is one advantage of Open source software over other types of patent softwares.

 

Open source on the other hand is completely different as the source code modification and customization is encouraged. According to the open source concept, an application becomes more bugs-free and useful over the long term by allowing everybody who’s interested to modify the code. The best example of open source software today is Linux. There are many different and modified versions of the Linux operating system available on the Internet.

 

And Initiative owns the certification mark. Software developers use the trademark if their distribution conforms to the definition and the software can be freely shared and redistributed among others. Major requirements of the open source definition model are:

 

No restriction must be imposed on the redistribution of software.
The source code of the software program must be available along with the program.
There is no restriction imposed on anyone to modify the source code.
License is required by the latest version of the software program to change its name and version.

 

Softwares are created by one or more developers having skills to solve a particular problem. They start writing code from scratch, and then they put them where others can find it and play with it.

Generally these are published under some license such that the software remains open source. The process of sharing ideas and modifying the code by trial and error leads to the solution of the problem. After some time the software becomes popular and people start using it. Linux and Apache had thousands of contributions from various developers across the world.

 

A common concern of open source software users is the lack of warranty and technical support. As the software’s license allows modification and customization of code, it is very difficult to get any sort of technical support.

 

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