Più di dieci anni con il software Libero e Open Source

COSA C’E’ DI NUOVO NELL’EPOCA DELLA TRASFORMAZIONE DIGITALE

 [Questa è la trascrizione della mia presentazione del 10 Novembre 2017 a the SFSCon ‘17. La versione in lingua inglese è qui.]

IL MIO CAMMINO NELL’OPEN SOURCE

Ho percorso il sentiero dell’open source per diversi anni. Inizialmente ho scelto il software libero per passare poi all’open source, considerando sempre la libertà del software come il valore più importante. Sono stato direttore del centro di competenza open source di Engineering, dove nel 2004 ho fondato l’iniziativa SpagoWorld (probabilmente conoscete  SpagoBI, uno dei suoi principali risultati).… Read the rest

More than a decade with Free Open Source Software

WHAT’S NEW IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

[This is the transcript of my talk given on November 10th, 2017 at the SFSCon ‘17. The Italian text is available here]

MY OPEN SOURCE PATH

I’ve been walking the open source path for a long time. I first adopted free software, and then moved to open source solutions, always looking at freedom of software as the key value. I was Open Source Director at Engineering Group, I founded the SpagoWorld initiative in 2004 (you’ll probably know SpagoBI, one of its best results), I was Director of OW2 for ten years, associate member of Eclipse, corporate sponsor of Open Source Initiative.… Read the rest

A Data Science Lab for enabling Digital Innovation

HOW AND WHY A DATA SCIENCE LAB IS CREATED: THE ENGINEERING GROUP’S EXPERIENCE

[This article has been published in Engineering Group’s Ingenium Magazine on February, 16th, 2017. The Italian original text is available here.]

"Human society seeks simple answers to complex problems This is often not possible or wrong. But there is always a simple way to find an answer to a complex problem.” (extract from a public speech, June 2003)

Manager who need to innovate his solutions knows that he must have three aptitudes: the habit to “look around” with curiosity and interest; the capacity for synthesis and choice; the aptitude of not “reinventing the wheel” but of enriching solutions, also using what is already present on the market, adding his “secret sauce” which adds that unique flavor for creating originality and distinction.… Read the rest

About Software Heritage project

I was very proud to be offered the chance to give a quote for the Software Heritage project, both because Roberto Di Cosmo is a friend of mine, and because I was the first manager of a software company – believing and investing in open source – to add the quote among many authoritative  open source testimonials.

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The main ambition of the project is “to collect, preserve, and share all software that is publicly available in source code form”.… Read the rest

How to build an industrial open source policy – Let’s learn from France

France is one of the main adopters – or probably the larger adopter – of open source software at the public level.

Last week, at Open World Forum 2012, the French National Council for Open Source Software (CNNL)  presented  a list of 10 indications sent to Fleur Pellerin, French Ministry for SMEs, Innovation and Digital Economy.

I find this is a perfect synthesis of many suggestions that I heard from various sources during last years aiming to foster the adoption of free/open source software (FLOSS – i.e.: logiciel libre in France).… Read the rest