Monday, December 29, 2008

ChannelWeb: IBM Lotus Symphony is one of the 10 Coolest Open Source Products Of 2008 (and other opensource 2008 awards)

As traditionally happens at the end of the years, many reports are available on open source project's trends. ChannelWeb point the focus on Symphony:

IBM has taken great pains to position itself as more of a middleware company than a desktop productivity software company, but diverged from that path a bit in 2008. By launching and upgrading its IBM Lotus Symphony suite of productivity apps based on, IBM is once again using the Lotus brand to take aim against Microsoft on the desktop.
Another interesting report is InfoWorld - Best of Open Source Software Awards 2008. This report assign the Awards to different categories and some winners include Prototype as JavaScript framework, Alfresco as Content management and Liferay Portal as Enterprise portal (hello! Have you never heard about Plone?).

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

OpenGroupware alert

In the open source eco-system some "Lotus Domino" like solutions are OpenGroupware, eGroupware and Zimbra (well Zimbra is not really a real open source environment ...)

Today my alerts on OpenGroupware are dead. That's why:

I officially demote OpenGroupware as a "dead" project.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lotusphere 2009: first time? Follow this 2 links ... (UPDATE)

Some days ago I talk about 2 interesting links to follow if you are at your first Lotusphere experience. Now Genii Software has released 1.0 version of the 9th Annual Lotusphere Agenda Database for PDA Synching and Session Planning and Andy Donaldson has released his Guide to Lotusphere, 2009 edition.

So update your record and get ready to pack for Orlando!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The dark side of the soccer

Claudio Ranieri looks like Darth Sidious in one Juventus's match in late November this year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

IBM second best global brands

Each year the Best Global Brands generates increasing amounts of interest from companies and practitioners associated with brands. This year the IBM brand was rated the second most valuable brand in the world, second only to Coca-Cola and beyond Microsoft.

Interbrand - Best Global Brands list

Lotusphere 2009 Show 'n Tell: Notes of a Symphony

Today many Lotusphere 2009 abstracts are available online. This year Fabrizio Marchesano and Francesco Pellegrini from Italy will have a session titled "Notes of a Symphony". I've seen Fabrizio at the 2008 Italian Lotus User Group Conference and it's an really interesting and funny argument, especially if you are a classical music fan.

Lotusphere 2009 sessions

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lotusphere 2009: first time? Follow this 2 links ...

If this is your first time at Lotusphere these 2 links can save your life: