Open Source CRM Pulls in Open Source Search

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Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Open Source CRM Pulls in Open Source Search

I read “12 Open Source CRM Options.” I think of CRM as a synonym for customer experience or CRM as an easy way to suck down a top salesperson’s contact list when he or she heads to greener pastures. I know. I am shortsighted.

The write up surprised me because I did not know there were a dozen open source CRM solutions, components, or widgets. I assumed there were the big buck systems from Oracle and Salesforce.com. I was uninformed.

I had heard of SugarCRM because one of the proprietary search vendors supports the system. I had not heard of:

Vtiger (a variant of SugarCRM), SuiteCRM, Fat Free CRM, Odoo, Zurmo, EspoCRM, SplendidCRM, OpenCRX, X2Engfine, Concourse Suite, or CentraView.

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Oct 8

Yoda: Neelie Kroes – Outgoing EU Champion of Open Source

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Got Crowd? BE the Force!

Open Spirit, we feel.

Neelie Kroes To Give A Final Interview At Disrupt Europe In London

Neelie Kroes will give one of her last ever on-stage interviews at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London before leaving her role as Vice-President of the European Commission.

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On the Commission’s ‘Digital Agenda’ she has been at least as forthright. Early on she advocated free and Open Source Software, previously unheard of at high levels of European governance.

Kroes pushed hard for more competition and the levelling of the broadband playing field; went to war with mobile operators over roaming charges and has since gone on to fiercely defend and promote technology entrepreneurship, particularly amongst Europe’s young people, many of whom face economies where traditional industries have fewer and fewer jobs.

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See Also:

Open Source Everything Manifesto Home Page

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Oct 3

Richard Stallman: Free Software Supporter Issue 78, September 2014

Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

Free Software Supporter

Issue 78, September 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Free Software Foundation statement on the GNU Bash “shellshock” vulnerability
  • Install libreCMC, an FSF-endorsed GNU/Linux distribution, on your wireless router today!
  • FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need
  • Free Software Foundation statement on the new iPhone, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
  • ThinkPenguin wireless router now FSF-certified to respect your freedom
  • LibrePlanet is coming March 21-22, 2015: Propose a session!
  • IPA Font license added to license list
  • Bring the FSF to your campus!
  • Tor Challenge hits it out of the park
  • Interview with GNU remotecontrol
  • Interview with Bitcoin Armory
  • Happy Software Freedom Day!
  • Italy: High Court shoots down Windows tax
  • GNU MediaGoblin 0.7.1 released
  • Recaps of September’s Free Software Directory meetings
  • Join the FSF and friends in updating the Free Software Directory
  • LibrePlanet featured resource: GNU Guix wishlist
  • GNU Spotlight with Karl Berry: 14 new GNU releases!
  • GNU Toolchain update
  • Richard Stallman’s speaking schedule
  • Thank GNUs!
  • GNU copyright contributions
  • Take action with the FSF

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Oct 3

Richard Stallman: FSF and Debian Join Forces — Open Source Software and Hardware Now Joined at the Hip

Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

FSF and Debian join forces to help free software users find the hardware they need

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Monday, September 8, 2014 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Debian Project today announced cooperation to expand and enhance h-node, a database to help users learn and share information about computers that work with free software operating systems.

While other databases list hardware that is technically compatible with GNU/Linux, h-node lists hardware as compatible only if it does not require any proprietary software or firmware. Information about hardware that flunks this test is also included, so users know what to avoid. The database lists individual components, like WiFi and video cards, as well as complete notebook systems.

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Sep 9

Richard Stallman: TEDx Video Introduction to Free Software and Liberation of Cyberspace

Categories: Software
Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman

Are you in search of an easy way to explain to others what free software is and why it matters? Or are you perhaps wondering why you yourself should be concerned about computer-user freedom? If your answer is yes, then this TEDx talk by RMS is what you’re looking for!

VIDEO (13:39) and Additional Text

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Aug 20

Graphic: Embedded Intelligence — Adding Open Source Everything (Engineering Intelligence), True Cost Economics (Supply Intelligence) and Holistic Analytics (Demand Intelligence)

Enhanced Graphic:

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Source: Robert David Steele

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Aug 15

Stephen E. Arnold: Elastisearch Open Source Rules Search — Bulldozing Content Processing

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Elasticsearch: Bulldozing Content Processing

When I left the intelligence conference in Prague, there were a number of companies in my graphic about open source search. When I got off the airplane, I edited my slide. Looks to me as if Elasticsearch has just bulldozed the search and content sector, commercialized open source group. I would not want to be the CEO of LucidWorks, Ikanow, or any other open sourcey search and content processing company this weekend.

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Jun 9