Category Archives: Free Software Business

Applying the most important lesson for non-developers in Free Software through Roundcube Next

Software is a social endeavour. The most important advantage of Free Software is its community. Because the best Open Source is built by a community of contributors. Contribution being the single most important currency and differentiation between users and community. … Continue reading

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SFD Call to Action: Let the STEED run!

Information Technology is a hype driven industry, a fact that has largely contributed to the current situation where the NSA and GCHQ have unprecedented access to the global communication and information. Including for a very Realpolitik based approach to how … Continue reading

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Groklaw shutting down.

Today is a sad day for the world of Information Technology and the cause of software freedom. PJ just announced she’ll be shutting down Groklaw. It’s hard to overestimate the role that Groklaw has played in the past years. Many … Continue reading

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MyKolab.com: Building the Open Source Cloud service that was missing

In January this year we started the MyKolab beta phase and last week we finally moved it to its production environment, just in time for the Swiss national day. This seemed oddly fitting since the Swiss national day celebrates its … Continue reading

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Life post-PRISM: No More Business Secrets

After a primer on the realities of today’s world, and the totalitarian tendencies that follow from this environment and our behaviour in it, let’s take a look at what this means for professional use of information technology. Firstly, it should … Continue reading

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Warming up to sprint: Kolab 3.0 Pre Sprint Release, Talk Schedule and next round of drafts for Web Client

If you follow our streams at Identi.ca, Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, you’ll have noticed that we pushed out the first installable Kolab 3.0 release yesterday. I lack the words that adequately describe how excited I am about this, to be … Continue reading

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Kolab 3.0: Update,overview and release plans

Almost half a year ago I had the pleasure to write the Kolab 3.0 primer, and ways of getting involved. Optimistically I scheduled the release for May/June 2012 in that posting. Attentive readers may have noticed that it is no … Continue reading

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On the Kolab Server 2.4 Release

So a while back I gave a primer and insight into what would happen with Kolab 3.0, and now we’ve released an out-of-schedule Kolab Server 2.4 – what’s that? There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, the Kolab … Continue reading

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A bridge leading nowhere: Outlook-centric groupware

I have a confession to make. I do not believe that Windows is the future of the Free Software desktop. Perhaps you wonder why I feel it necessary to make this point? A surprising number of Free Software (or Open … Continue reading

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When you go to FOSDEM…

…don’t forget to pack your résumé. If you’re looking for a job working on Free Software/Open Source, or want a change of positions, that is. At the current point in time I am aware of existing openings for all sorts … Continue reading

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