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The Opportunity Cost of Community Open Source – A Business Perspective

Posted by Joe Dickman

Aug 19, 2015 3:31:00 PM Open Source, Analytics

 “Open Source is free software, why should I pay for support?”, “There’s no real difference between the community and enterprise open source versions.”, and “My developers are very technical and know what they’re doing, we’re fine operating on the community version.”

These are very common responses I hear in conversations with customers and prospects.  We’re contacted at least 3 times a week from companies who have run into a dead-end trying to locate and correct software defects that are causing disruptions in their business.  


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Is JBoss really a Commercially viable product?

Posted by Joe Dickman

Jul 7, 2014 4:37:00 PM Open Source, JBoss Middleware

While I am not asked nearly as much as I was five years ago, this question pops up from time to time at client meetings, conferences, and in casual conversation by prospects and others who work in the proprietary middleware technologies.  It’s as if because the JBoss Enterprise platforms are based on Open Source projects that their quality, stability, extensibility, or scalability is placed into question.  To save my breath and prevent me from sounding like a broken record, I thought I would provide some “food for thought”, and then allow you to decide.


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The Opportunity Cost of Community Open Source – A Business Perspective

Posted by Joe Dickman

Jan 29, 2013 3:29:00 PM Open Source, Opportunity Cost

“Open Source is free software, why should I pay for support?”, “There’s no real difference between the community and enterprise open source versions.”, and “My developers are very technical and know what they’re doing, we’re fine operating on the community version.”These are very common responses I hear in conversations with customers and prospects.  We’re contacted at least 3 times a week from companies who have run into a dead-end trying to locate and correct software defects that are causing disruptions in their business.  


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Webinar Slides- Open Source Cloud Technology

Posted by Joe Dickman

Jul 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM Open Source, RHEV, Cloud Enablement

Yesterday I made an interactive webcast talking about the process for deploying JBoss Enterprise Middleware using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as part of your cloud strategy.  If you would like to watch this presentation you can find it here as well as at the Carahsoft Events page.


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Joe Dickman

As Senior Vice President, Joe is responsible for overall operations of Vizuri. Joe has over 19 years experience as a technical architect, developer, and business leader.
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