I listened to a very good talk last weekend by Eric Qualman, author of Socialnomics, about social media and social networks. Eric had a lot of good examples about how companies such as JetBlue, McDonald’s, and Burger King are taking advantage of social media to promote their brands and their products. But what about small […]
Here’s a new look for opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM: Tell us if you like it!
And now for something I’m especially proud of. We’ve just finished putting together the new keyword search feature for opentaps. Now if you go to opentaps CRM, you’ll see a new keyword search box on the right: Type in a keyword, click on search, and opentaps will return results from different sections of the CRM […]
In the previous installment of An Open Source Business, we talked about how to determine if an open source project could also support a successful business. Now let’s look at how to build a successful commercial open-source project. Before starting your project, ask yourself: What will make a commercial open source project successful? Believe it […]
GWT is short for “Google Web Toolkit”, an open source library of tools for building rich web applications using Ajax. We have been working with GWT in opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM for over a year now, and I’d like to give you this example of how GWT really can do. A long, long […]
You can now deploy opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM on Amazon EC2 using new Amazon Machine Images for opentaps. These images allow you to deploy an Amazon EC2 server with opentaps with demo data pre-installed on either a MySQL or PostgreSQL database. To use them, just search for “opentaps” under “Community AMIs” when launching a […]
opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM 1.4 preview 2 is now available for download at SourceForge. The new features since 1.4 preview 1 are described in the last opentaps Quarterly Update.
In the last three months we have taken important steps to finishing opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Version 1.4. Key new developments include: Upgraded to New Release of Apache OFBiz, Tomcat, and Funambol We have upgraded opentaps to the new releases of Apache Tomcat (6.0.16), Apache OFBiz (09.04), and Funambol (8.01) The new version […]
At the beginning of every road, the possibilities always stretch infinitely to the horizon. So it always seems when one is starting a business as well. But could your open-source project actually support a business as well? The answer is not always “yes.” On the surface, even the concept of an “open source software business” […]
When I tell people that we specialize in building open source software, they always ask “Can you make money doing that?” We’ve been doing just that for over 5 1/2 years. It started with just one person who fell in love with open source, and today we have a team of full-time developers working on […]