Tag Archives: Open Source

Why Alfresco follows the same strategy as closed source commercial software companies

My friend and colleague, Peter Löfgren, recently wrote a blog post on what he sees as the two possible strategies Alfresco could pursue. He describes the two approaches as follows: Vertical: You try to get as many as possible Community … Continue reading

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Would the commercial open source software you depend on survive a zombie apocalypse?

Pick a commercial open source software product that’s important to you. Now imagine that there’s been a global zombie attack. Fortunately, after much heroics and stylized cinematic violence, the attack is eventually thwarted. Unfortunately, it wasn’t soon enough. Everyone who … Continue reading

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How my teen-aged son became a Mozilla contributor

I’m in Orlando for Mozilla Work Week, which is an event that happens a couple of times a year aimed at bringing the organization’s far-flung employees and contributors together to collaborate on projects. But I’m not here because of my … Continue reading

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Kids these days: Learning to code then and now

This little beauty is an Epson HX-20. It’s one of the first laptop computers. What makes it special to me is that its 4 line LCD screen is where I took my first coding steps in the early 1980’s. My … Continue reading

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Three watershed moments in my career (Hint: One just happened)

I’ve recently made a big shift in the career department. But rather than tell you what it is right off, I want to build up to it. I think it’s kind of a cool story, so if you’ll bear with … Continue reading

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Now available: Alfresco Fivestar Ratings add-on for Alfresco Share

A couple of weeks ago I posted a survey asking if anyone saw any value in a five star ratings widget for Alfresco Share. Honestly, it would have only taken one or two positive responses–even if no one needed one, … Continue reading

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Apache Chemistry cmislib 0.4 incubating now available

The Apache Chemistry development team is pleased to announce that the 0.4 incubating release of cmislib, the Python client API for CMIS, is now available for download. You may have to use one of the backup servers until the mirrors … Continue reading

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Any interest in a pre-3.4 five star ratings widget for Alfresco Share?

One of the examples I put in the Alfresco Developer Guide is a five star ratings widget. The example company in the book, SomeCo, uses it to let their web site users rate whitepapers published on the site. Metaversant recently … Continue reading

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Introducing the Alfresco Community Committer Program

It’s been a little over two years since I wrote a blog post entitled, “Is Alfresco the ‘near beer’ of open source?“. In that post, I lamented the fact that the Alfresco code line is entirely closed to community developers … Continue reading

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Updated Python CMIS library released

I’ve tagged and released a new version of cmislib, the Python CMIS client library. What’s cool about this release is that it is the first one known to work with more than one CMIS provider. Yea for interoperability! The beauty … Continue reading

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