Saturday, November 17, 2007

In Italy, life (and OSS) is beautiful

Yesterday I was featured on Italian OSS guru Roberto Galoppini's Commercial Open Source Software blog. I'm a big fan of Roberto, and I enjoyed the chance to share my thoughts about open source risk management. Roberto really gets this area and has a very eclectic view and grasp of software and OSS.

Just last month Roberto gave a speech at a big European OSS conference in Italy. It was about OSS and the enterprise in Europe. Here's the gist:

After mentioning some public and tv ads sponsored by the Italian Government, I reported some findings from the EC-funded project tOSSad - Towards Open Source Software Adoption and Dissemination. The project, aiming at improving the outcomes of the F/OSS communities, proposed to use mass media and branding of Open Source products to address identified weakness.

Lots of good stuff, and I won't steal Roberto's thunder by giving away too many details. If you want to know what's holding back OSS in Europe, not to mention how to make money in OSS if you happen to do business in Europe, do yourself a favor and read his blog post. It's magnifico!

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