Monthly Archives: June 2009

Turbocash Sourceforge Awards

Video posted to blog using “Vodpod”. This was the video from Philip Copeman prepared for the source forge awards nomination in the category of Commercial Open source software. I am the one with the crazy hat representing Canada. more about … Continue reading

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]project-open[ – Open Source Solution for Professional Services

Good open source system for professional services/Time trackling/Project management: ]project-open[ – Open Source Solution for Project Management.

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Sample eCommerce site using OSCommerce

Here is a sample site using OSCommerce. Not quite as full featured as Magento, but pretty easy to setup and configure. This is the open source catalog and shopping cart system which is integrated with the web based Nolapro erp … Continue reading

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New discussion Forum for business Open Source Software

Check it out here, and contribute to the Business Open Source ecosystem (Created with PHPbbs which seems to be the standard for ecosystem/discussion forums.)

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Coining a new term for hybrid Business open source software (BOSS)

You heard it here first. I am coining a new term for hybrid open source software. Because there are so many different approaches to using open source software in business. I am referring to them as “BOSS” or “Business Open Source software”. Many of the open source projects have enterprise versions, which are commercial or premium versions of the community edition. Since, they are not always free, I think the term FOSS can be misleading. Also, I am finding that there is a new breed of business software which is built on an open source stack, but the application layer is compiled or proprietary (for example Nolapro, or the next generation of Accpac/Sage, which are built on the Open source XAMPP stack, but the php code is compiled.) So, I have started using the term BOSS to refer to this new generation of hybrid open source technology. (Business Open Source Software) Continue reading

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Open Source for non-profits

Here are some good presentations for CiviCRM, web based open source software for non-profits.

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Inside the Virtual Anthill: Open Source Means Business

BBC podcast Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate ‘open source’ computer software. Much has been said about the likes of free web browser Firefox and the operating system Linux, but little about how thousands of programmers scattered around … Continue reading

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OSCAR Open source Canadian medical system

Quick tour of MyOSCAR OSCAR back end for doctors OSCAR Blog User manual Oscar main site

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Very good high level overview of PCI requirements for online merchants

Here is a very good high level overview of PCI requirements for online merchants. (from Practical eCommerce magazine) I encourage Business to Consumer eCommerce companies to read and be familiar with the security requirements of the Payment Card industry. Processes … Continue reading

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New Orangehrm instructional videos

Here is a link to the new Orangehrm instructional videos. I found the .wmv files worked best for me, rather than the .avi files.

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