The OSS market has changed… Part 4 of 4. This series of four blog posts is a synopsis of my contribution to a discussion I chipped in to on LinkedIn’s ‘OSS Gurus’ group. Economics? RoI? Plain common sense? These won’t sell your OSS products. So I talked about business benefits, CAPEX and OPEX savings last […]
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The Business Case for OSS
The OSS market has changed… Part 3 of 4. The business case for OSS is less clear than ever.
Moving on from 1990s OSS
The OSS market has changed… Part 2 of 4. Systems are going to have to change from those Big OSS products developed in the 90s.
Where are all the New OSS Projects Going to Come From?
Where are all the new OSS projects going to come from? It’s not the 90s anymore – the OSS market has changed… This series of four blog posts is a synopsis of my contribution to a discussion I chipped in to on LinkedIn’s ‘OSS Gurus’ group.
What Will Your Product Do When It Grows Up?
There comes a time in every product's life when a difficult decision must be made: What will it do for a living? Having been conceived out of one of your recent telco projects, your new database/automation/integration/whatever solution is coming of age. It's been productized and recently v1.0 has been successfully deployed at a second tier-2 […]
How Web 2.0 is the OSS Industry?
What your peers are doing on the web… I’ve been blogging for just ten months. Facebooking for a couple of years. Twittering, well, I’m still working out why. I am not the lone late-adopter in this industry. Most people in the OSS industry are late adopters of commercial or professional ‘social’ networking. For example, if […]
The (Slow) Rise of Product and Service Catalogs in the BSS / OSS Industry
I don't think the whole catalog 'proposition' has made much progress in the last twelve months. Today, service catalogs and product catalogs provide essential, if a little mundane, data and business process integration between systems. But done properly, they also have the potential to revolutionize how a service provider reacts to market trends. I'm a […]
Make OSS People Happy: Give Them Less Choice!
How quickly can a team of developers, with an understanding of OSS data models and system design, produce a reasonably useful OSS application? The answer is inversely proportional (not a phrase I've used much since A-level mathematics class) to the amount of *choice* built in to the application. Note that I said 'choice' not 'complexity'. […]