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Commoditizing Information Technology

Other companies are finding that commoditization is a great weapon to use against an archenemy. Sun Microsystems, for instance, is heavily promoting StarOffice, its inexpensive open source alternative to the ubiquitous Microsoft Office. Sun knows that if it can commoditize basic business apps, it can begin to break Redmond's stranglehold on the PC desktop. The same pattern can be seen...

OpenPSA 1.9.0 Released - Open Source Management Software for Consultancies

The web-based OpenPSA suite was originally developed in 2001 under name Nemein.Net. The name was changed to OpenPSA as the application was moved to Open Source licensing.The OpenPSA is suitable for consultancies and service organizations ranging from 1 to 400 users. The software package is now available in English, Finnish and Italian, and it is easy to translate to other...
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Midgard's 5th Anniversary - A Better Web for 5 Years

The 5th anniversary meeting will be held in Poznan, Poland. We're going there tomorrow with the whole Nemein team. Now is the time to get a special Midgard 5th anniversary t-shirt and raise a beer glass for the project :-)

New Features in OpenPSA Support

There are several new features in the CVS version:Ticket locking: edit view displays if somebody else is editing the ticketArchiving of old closed tickets to separate topicSLA handling: notifications if ticket is due to be handled. The service levels can be configured on per-type basis, but can be changed for individual ticketsSLA selector in ticket editor: Lock and SLA notification...

Working with Build Buddy

Ximian Build Buddy is a tool for building binary packages for different Linux distributions.

Roadmap to Web Standards

This method of web design is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reasons. For those who don't see the technical beauty of the solution as good enough reason, there are significant business benefits as well.We've worked on migrating our projects to standards-based design since last December, and the results look quite good. The only major issue is the mark-up produced...

Dip in Midgard Usage

We discussed this trend some days ago with Torben, and came up with several points:Midgard 1.x is starting to show age. The framework was designed back in 1998Code quality in 1.6.0 alphas and in some major modules like Aegir is really badThe competition is getting tougherInstallation is still horribly difficultHowever, even despite of these, we decided there is no reason...

Thunderbird 0.6 is available

New default theme for Mac OS X, Pinstripe looks quite nice, as does the new Thunderbird logo.The Mac OS X downloadable required some manual renaming before it worked, but it seems to be fixed now.What remains to be seen is if the new version fixes the broken Offline extension.

Another Good Vappu

This Vappu went according to tradition: we watched Havis Amanda get the student hat together with some Austrian exchange students, had a sunny picnic in Kaivopuisto and Vappu herring lunch in Ateljé.What we did first time this year was to outsource the picnic food production to a local Subway, so we could concentrate on more important (and usually Koff-branded) affairs.The...

First OpenPSA beta available

This is a semi-public beta, in the way that the package can be downloaded by anyone, but we've invited some organizations to try it out. The software is available under GNU GPL.We're mostly interested in the following beta testing areas:Installation hurdlesConfusion with how to get startedPossibly new translationsTo get started with the OpenPSA beta test,Install MidgardInstall OpenPSALog into OpenPSA ManagerCreate...