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Free and Open Source Software for Development By Victor van Reijswoud, Arjan de Jager
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Development organizations and International Non-Governmental Organizations have been emphasizing the high potential of Free and Open Source Software for the Less Developed Countries. Cost reduction,... More > less vendor dependency and increased potential for local capacity development have been their main arguments. In spite of its advantages, Free and Open Source Software is not widely adopted at the African continent. In this book the authors will explore the grounds on with these expectations are based. Where do they come from and is there evidence to support these expectations? Over the past years several projects have been initiated and some good results have been achieved, but at the same time many challenges were encountered. What lessons can be drawn from these experiences and do these experiences contain enough evidence to support the high expectations? etc...< Less
Open Source Software: Comparing Productivity By Bassam Bokhowa
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Paperback available at http://amazon.com/gp/product/1448643228. This is a descriptive study quantifying the short-term effects on employee productivity when migrating organizational desktop computer... More > software to Open Source alternatives. The study introduces the Open Source movement and successful migration scenarios worldwide. It also introduces a re-usable productivity benchmark along with the necessary localized programmatic tools for it to be implemented as and when necessary in the future. This knowledge will assist IT decision-makers of any organization in their evaluation of proprietary software models against Open Source alternatives from the “client computer” perspective. Localization issues for the Arabic region are an integral part of this study as well. Such a study is especially important with the global economic downturn that had started in 2008. Recommendations are therefore included at the end of the study.< Less
Open Source Software: Comparing Productivity By Bassam Bokhowa
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Paperback available at http://amazon.com/gp/product/1448643228. This is a descriptive study quantifying the short-term effects on employee productivity when migrating organizational desktop computer... More > software to Open Source alternatives. The study introduces the Open Source movement and successful migration scenarios worldwide. It also introduces a re-usable productivity benchmark along with the necessary localized programmatic tools for it to be implemented as and when necessary in the future. This knowledge will assist IT decision-makers of any organization in their evaluation of proprietary software models against Open Source alternatives from the “client computer” perspective. Localization issues for the Arabic region are an integral part of this study as well. Such a study is especially important with the global economic downturn that had started in 2008. Recommendations are therefore included at the end of the study.< Less
The Traps of Linux... &Open Source Software By Dobri Bozhilov
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If you believe Microsoft is Big Brother... If you believe The Communism is dead... If you believe in "free" and "open" future... ...This book is to break your illusions!!!
The Business Guide to Free Information Technology including Free/Libre Open Source Software By Tim Jowers
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The Guide summarizes computer software for over 30 business areas. The best software packages for each area are presented in plain English. This book answers the question of "What" is... More > available. Anyone starting a business will quickly see how to capitalize on these in business. Anyone already in business learns what packages can be added to improve an existing business. Choose and area of interest such as accounting, time tracking, shared calendars, payroll, HR, POS, cash registers, online storefront, ERP, project management, messaging, groupware, email servers, document management, workflow, remote desktops, remote file access, VPN, customer management, sales, CRM, audio-visual, attorneys, physicians, spreadsheets, word processors, computer telephones, contact managers, presentations, spam control, web servers, database systems, web sites, blogs, forums, and others. The reader gains immediate knowledge of what software can be used in business.< Less
How to model TORCS cars with Free Software By Fabio Viola
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A little tutorial about modeling cars for TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator). The car design and modeling process is realized with Inkscape + The Gimp + Blender.
How to model TORCS cars with Free Software By Fabio Viola
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A little tutorial about modeling cars for TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator). The car design and modeling process is realized with Inkscape + The Gimp + Blender.
The Sociability of Free Software: A GNU Look at Free Software Identified Businesses as Social Entrepreneurships By Ann Barcomb
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Do companies which adhere to a Free Software philosophy have business practices in common with the Open Source companies with which they are often grouped, or do they have more in common with social... More > entrepreneurships? This research addresses the gap in the literature surrounding companies which identify with the values of the Free Software movement. The research is based on seven case studies and focuses on smaller companies rather than well-known Open Source firms. The contents of this book were previously published as a master's thesis for the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. A free electronic version of this paper is also available at http://ann.barcomb.org< Less
From Coding to Community: Iteration, Abstraction & Open Source Software Development By Brad Weikel
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Studies of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) have generally focused on the programmers who write the code, the economic consequences of giving away code, and the legal and moral basis for FOSS... More > licenses, in relation to copyright. However, the act of building FOSS applications, or, rather, the very act of programming, is fundamentally mediated by computer interfaces, including programming languages. In the pursuit of an understanding of FOSS development, these interfaces – and the material practices which they both derive and are derived from – cannot be ignored. This book is an exploration of iteration and abstraction in the practices of programming, as these concepts relate to the politics and production of FOSS projects. Iteration, in this context, refers to the writing of software through incremental changes, leaving it ever subject to further modifications. Abstraction, on the other hand, refers to the use of interfaces to hide complexity, thereby enabling new relations between code and people.< Less
From Coding to Community: Iteration, Abstraction & Open Source Software Development By Brad Weikel
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Studies of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) have generally focused on the programmers who write the code, the economic consequences of giving away code, and the legal and moral basis for FOSS... More > licenses, in relation to copyright. However, the act of building FOSS applications, or, rather, the very act of programming, is fundamentally mediated by computer interfaces, including programming languages. In the pursuit of an understanding of FOSS development, these interfaces – and the material practices which they both derive and are derived from – cannot be ignored. This book is an exploration of iteration and abstraction in the practices of programming, as these concepts relate to the politics and production of FOSS projects. Iteration, in this context, refers to the writing of software through incremental changes, leaving it ever subject to further modifications. Abstraction, on the other hand, refers to the use of interfaces to hide complexity, thereby enabling new relations between code and people.< Less