Open Source Strategies

A blog about open source software and business models, enterprise software, and the opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM Suite.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Open Source in a Wider World

Last week, I wrote about how the European Commission's Tool East project leveraged opentaps Open Source ERP + CRM to create an open source ERP system for the Eastern European tool and die making industry. I thought this was a very interesting example of how open source software could be used to advance social and economic development.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear encouraging feedback from many people about this project. In a time where our environment and our economies are facing unprecedented challenges, it's gratifying to know that our work could help our societies meet those challenges. I hope that the open source communities could come together and solve greater social problems in the future.

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