Archive for November, 2008

Memes And The Catalog Syndrome (posted by Fabien Villard)

The Catalog syndrome The Catalog Syndrome is this special way of solving problems with only technology: we have a technology so no matter what the problem really was, it’s solved. Why spend a lot of time in analysis and thinkings about a problem when we can jump in a technology which is obviously made to [...]

Open Business Concepts (posted by Fabien Villard)

One Task in Technical Architect’s Task List Amongst tasks devoted to the technical architect lies the choice of external solutions. This is a long process that involves the choice of suppliers, the creation of an evaluation grid, RFPs, work with suppliers relation teams, POCs and other evaluation prototypes, synthesis of all information and then presentation [...]

A reference from an Open Source supporter (posted by Fabien Villard)

On March 2007, Tristan Nitot has written a word about Praxeme. Even if it’s a little word and an old news, it is important because Tristan is a great defender of open standards and Open Source community.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar (Eric Steven Raymond) (posted by Fabien Villard)

In 1999 when I joined an Open Source community to port a software on VMS systems, this essay was a must reading for all Open Source fans. It represented some kind of a first description of methods used in Open Source groups. At this time Open Source was seen as parallel system for software editing [...]