Pode o Software Livre substituir o m$-exchange?

Um artigo interessante de Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols na pcworld.

Não concordo com algumas coisas, mas não deixa de ser leitura interessante, quanto mais não seja para saber o que se vai usando.

PC World – Broadband Equipment – Broadband Equipment – Features – Can open source replace Microsoft Exchange?

There is an open-source project, OpenChange, working in conjunction with Samba to build open-source implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server and Exchange protocols from this information.

PC World – Broadband Equipment – Broadband Equipment – Features – Can open source replace Microsoft Exchange?

It can only be a matter of time, though, before an existing Exchange-replacement company, or perhaps a new one, starts working with OpenChange. As it is, several Linux distributions, including Fedora and Debian incorporate OpenChange in future editions. OpenChange, while already usable, won’t be ready for prime-time though until Samba 4, which will include Active Directory and and Heimdal Kerberos network user authentication is released.

PC World – Broadband Equipment – Broadband Equipment – Features – Can open source replace Microsoft Exchange?

For example, Scalix 11.4 requires Apache, PostgreSQL, Tomcat, and either Sendmail or Postfix to be installed before it can work. That’s not hard, but when you factor in the need for managing disk performance it becomes more of a problem.

Pode a ANSOL processar o governo Português tal como fez a associação de FLOSS do Quebec?

A associação de Software Livre do Quebec, a maior província do Canadá vai processar o governo Canadiano por este adquirir software da micro$oft, alegando que o governo se recusa a aceitar outros concorrentes incluindo os vendedores e empresas de Software Livre.

Deveria a ANSOL e o conjunto de empresas que prestam serviços ou que têm produtos FLOSS optar pela mesma atitude que a FACIL do Canadá?

A nota de imprensa da Associação FACIL:

FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court | FACIL

FACIL, a non-profit association, which promotes the collective appropriation of Free Software, contests the Quebec government purchasing methods for software used within public administrations. FACIL has filed a motion before the Quebec Superior Court in order to bring an end to these methods which the association believes not to be in the best interest of the Quebec government, but more importantly, not in accordance with the regulation for supply contracts, construction contracts and service contracts of government departments and public bodies (R.Q. c. A-6.01, r.0.03).

Quebec government sued for buying Microsoft software

The lawsuit by Facil was lodged with the Quebec Superior Court on July 15 and made public on Wednesday. In it, the group says the provincial government has refused to entertain competing bids from all software providers, opting instead to supply public-sector departments with products bought from proprietary vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle Corp.

Popularidade do GNU/Linux no planeta

Royal Pingdom » Linux popularity across the globe

The Linux landscape is constantly changing and has a strong community of both developers and users. But where is Linux the most popular, and where are the different Linux distributions the most popular?

To try to answer these questions, we have looked at data from Google with the highly useful Insights for Search, which gave us a number of interesting and often surprising results.

Aside from just looking at Linux itself, we have included eight common Linux distributions in this survey: Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Debian, Red Hat, Mandriva, Slackware and Gentoo.

Royal Pingdom » Linux popularity across the globe

On a global level, the interest in Linux seems to be the strongest in India, Cuba and Russia, followed by the Czech Republic and Indonesia (and Bangladesh, which has the same regional interest level as Indonesia). The first Western country when looking at regional popularity is Germany which is the 10th country in regards to search popularity for Linux.

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