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Bonhams to migrate to open source

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Auction firm Bonhams is embracing open source, the company's global CIO, Roland Whitehead, told the Triple i Convention.

Open slather

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OPEN-source software has been infiltrating the business world for 10 years, surfacing first as an alternative operating system for web servers and then growing into an array of tools and applications.

How Open Source Projects Turn Into Successful Businesses

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After a while, and a lot of hard work, the software's feature set becomes more complete and achieves a higher level of stability. At this point, the project is ready for users who lack either the willingness or ability to delve into the code. These are the users on which to build a business model. They are the market.

Why In The World Would Big Companies Use Open Source?

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A little over a month ago, I set out to find out just how popular open-source software has become within big business. Here's some of what I learned while I was researching.

Open minds on open source

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There's consensus, however, on one critical aspect of today's innovation landscape - and that's the shift away from the closed, internalised attitudes of the past, to a more open approach.

When open source theory meets fact

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Open source theory and fact walked hand in hand this week. Pundits and prognosticators all came calling with their own miscellaneous and sundry opinions about how this whole open source thing works and what it really means.

Are open-source evangelists a threat to Microsoft?

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For Eric Raymond, it is all about art. For Louis Suarez-Potts, the allure is intellectual challenge and inclusion in a worldwide community. Hartselle's Shawn Woods just wants cheap software that works. He thinks open-source software may be the answer.

Former President Corners Microsoft Korea

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Former president of Microsoft Korea is leading the government initiative to boost open-source programs in place of Windows.

Will Profit Motives Fragment Open-Source Community?

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Will profit-hungry international corporate cultures ultimately change the fundamental altruistic values of the open-source software community?

Open source needs backing to succeed

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Open-source databases will not succeed without commercial support, says Larry Ellison, CEO of major database company Oracle.

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