Awesome coin design done with free software such as Ubuntu and Python. This blog post describes how the design of a new 5 euro coin was created. The post provides detailed graphics of how author made a prize winning design for a Dutch Ministry of Finance.
MySQL, Red Hat and many other open source projects made good amount of money by supporting and creating world class software. But, how do you get venture capital – financing to grow businesses based upon open source ideas? If you are opening an open source software / hardware based business, read this getting started article about VC funding.
SAP and Intel , the world’s biggest makers of business software and microchips, will jointly offer servers pre-packaged with SAP software aimed at medium-sized firms, the two companies said. SAP aims to provide customers with a 45% savings on implementation and a 25% savings on total cost of ownership over what they’d typically spend for [...]
If you know open source based application development, you can make more money. A report from New York City-based consulting company Bluewolf says IT salaries across the board will continue to rise in 2008: The rise of open source software in application development puts developers with a specialization in those technologies in a position to [...]
This is yet another Linux success story. PayPal says Linux grid can replace IBM mainframes: PayPal is currently processing $1,571 worth of transactions per second in 17 different currencies on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux. Thompson supervises a payment system that operates on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux in the same [...]
Open source is getting lots of popularity and if you are an entrepreneur you make some good money too. HylaFAX is an enterprise-class system for sending and receiving facsimiles as well as for sending alpha-numeric pages. The software is designed around a client-server architecture. Fax modems may reside on a single machine on a network [...]