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Is Open Source Software Doomed to Fail?

By Dick Weisinger

Open source software (OSS) is software that is developed, distributed, and modified by anyone who has access to its source code. OSS has been praised for its benefits such as innovation, collaboration, and cost-effectiveness. However, recent reports have raised concerns

Open Source ECM: The Future of Enterprise Content Management

By Dick Weisinger

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a system for managing the various types of content and documents that an organization relies upon to support its business objectives. Open-source ECM software, such as Nuxeo and Alfresco, are important because they provide a

Open Source: Huge Benefits, But not without Risks

By Dick Weisinger

What are the benefits of open source software? It’s free. There is no vendor lock in. It’s free. It often contains very high quality code and it can be very flexible and easy to integrate. It might be backed by

Open Source: Alfresco Content Management

By Dick Weisinger

Alfresco is offered as an open-source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system from Hyland Software. Alfresco is used commercially by more than 1300 organizations, like NASA JPL, Cisco, and the US Department of the Navy. Gartner said that “Hyland’s Alfresco platform

Open Source: The Reputational Hit by the Log4J Flaw

By Dick Weisinger

Users were skeptical and slow to accept. Commercial vendors were scornful. Those were the early days of Open Source when many businesses were hesitant to adopt Open Source software. It took a while, maybe twenty years. But adoption of Open