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Posted by sroestam pada Maret 6, 2012

  1. Melanjutkan Upaya Khusus Perluasan Penggunaan Software Open Source, seperti OpenOffice/LibreOffice, Linux, dan lain-lain di Instansi Pemerintahan, BUMN, BUMD, Universitas, Sekolah-sekolah dengan pendekatan/promosi melalui instansi-instansi pemerintahan pusat dan pemda-pemda di seluruh Indonesia, dan mengupayakan penerbitan SK MENPAN baru tentang kewajiban penggunaan Software Legal dan Open Source.

    • Diupayakan agar Tender Jasa Migrasi OSS itu dilakukan diantara para Anggota AOSI yang terdaftar.
    • Tender tidak boleh menunjuk produk tertentu.
  1. Promosi penggunaan Software Open Source, khususnya software untuk aplikasi bisnis, seperti LibreOffice, ERP, CRM, Work Flow Management, Balanced Scorecard, GIPM, Blender, Cloud Computing, dsb, melalui penyebaran brosur-brosur fitur-fitur software, spesifikasi teknis, serta contoh-contoh aplikasinya yang telah berhasil di lingkungan bisnis. ( kita fokuskan pada software yang di kembangkan oleh anggota AOSI atau yang implementer-nya adalah anggota AOSI)

  1. Mengiklankan Perusahaan Pengembang Open Source, Training Software OSS dan Layanan Migrasi Open Source yang juga Anggota AOSI melalui Website AOSI atau yang lainnya, koran nasional dan lokal, dan majalah-majalah yang populer dan yang banyak pelanggannya.

  1. Mengiklankan keseluruh wilayah Indonesia tentang kesempatan perusahaan-perusahaan untuk menjadi Anggota AOSI, disertai persyaratannya, serta keuntungannyasebagai Anggota AOSI, antara lain, dapat di-ikutsertakan dalam Tender pengadaan Software Open Source dan Layanan Jasa Migrasi Open Source.

  1. Mempublikasikan secara reguler produk-produk Software Open Source yang bermanfaat bagi masyarakat bisnis dan masyarakat umum melalui kolom khusus di Media.

  1. Mempublikasikan secara luasSuccess Story dari perusahaan/institusi pemerintahan yang telah menggunakan Software Open Source di perusahaan/pemerintahan itu, tentang keuntungan-keuntungan yang telah mereka peroleh, dan agar menjadi contoh bagi pemerintahan/perusahaan lain di Indonesia, misalnya dalam bentuk e-flyer dan kolom di Media.

  2. Memaksimalkan IOSA untuk membuat event besar FOSS pengganti GCOS

  3. Mendukung penggunaan Standar ODF yang telah menjadi standar nasional SNI ISO/IEC 26300:2011 di lingkungan pemerintahan dan penyedia layanan publik antara lain dengan cara:

    1. diseminasi dan komunikasi tentang ODF kelembaga pemerintah/BUMN

    2. menawarkan training mengenai ODF

    3. konversi format existing menjadi ODF

  4. Advokasi/pembentukan komunitas FOSS di daerah dan Jakarta, sekolah yang bisa jadi member. Champion untuk masing-masing kota adalah anggota AOSI.

  5. Inventarisasi kemampuan masing-masing anggota dan calon anggota dalam penyediaan Produk dan Jasa Open Source.

  6. Memperluas keanggotaan AOSI selain Keanggotaan Perusahaan/Organisasi, juga Keanggotaan Pribadi/Individu.

  7. Memperluas penyediaan dukungan (Support/Helpdesk) instalasi dan pemeliharaan perangkat lunak Open Source ke wilayah-wilayah kabupaten dan kecamatan di seluruh Indonesia, melalui Koordinasi oleh AOSI Pusat dan Daerah, termasuk mendukung PLIK (Pusat Layanan Internet Kecamatan) yang dikoordinasi oleh BP3TI (Balai Penyedia dan Pengelola Pembiayaan Telekomunikasi dan Informatika) KemenKominfo.

  8. Kerja sama dengan pihak lain non pemerintah, misalnya perusahaan, NGO, UN, dll.

  9. Mengiklankan AOSI sebagai koordinator atau pusat komunikasi (pemasaran) untuk penyediaan produk/jasa open source.

  10. Akreditasi anggota (perusahaan) atau minimal AOSI memberikan rekomendasi setiap anggota sesuai dengan produk/kompetensinya. Misalnya AOSI melakukan assessment untuk kemampuan/pengalaman anggota.

  11. Sertifikasi profesi (perorangan, anggota maupun bukan anggota). AOSI dapat bekerja sama dengan BNSP dan Kominfo.

  12. Sertifikasi perusahaan/instansi (anggota maupun bukan anggota) bahwa telah menggunakan software legal open source. AOSI menggandeng Kominfo dan/atau KemenPAN&RB (untuk pemerintah).

  13. Terkait 14, AOSI merekomendasikan semua anggota secara netral untuk suatu produk/jasa.

  14. Di website AOSI, semua anggota diberikan ruang (space) untuk profile atau informasi produk yang dapat diedit oleh anggota.

  15. Membentuk SIG (Special Interest Group) seperti Multimedia (Blender, Gimp, dan lain-lain), Enterprise Application (ERP, dll.), Networking (Backtrack, dll), untuk menguatkan hubungan antar anggota dan sekaligus memperbesar keanggotaan AOSI. Ada struktur dalam organisasi untuk fokus dalam kegiatan ini, termasuk sub program sesuai dengan contoh pengelompokkan di atas.

  16. Ada pertemuan rutin yang khusus membangun/mengembangkan para startup atau topik-topik tertentu.

  17. Terkait 20 dan 21, membuat kelompok kerja (pokja) yang anggotanya berdasar minat. Pertemuan bisa informal (misal di cafe). Contoh pokja:
    – Aplikasi Enterprise (Compiere, dll.)
    – Pendidikan
    – Multimedia
    – Cloud (Pak Harry siap menjadi koordinator).
    – Startup (pengembangan technopreneurship)
    – UKM (sebagai target pasar)
    Kalender kegiatan pokja dipasang di website.

  18. Pencitraan Open Source tetap harus ditingkatkan, misalnya memperbanyak berita success story.

  19. AOSI menjadi anggota FTII dan organisasi ke atas lainnya.

  20. Bekerja sama dengan pihak lain atau mencari data (hasil survey) pengguna OSS di Indonesia sehingga dapat mengukur keberhasilan kenaikan pengguna OSS dalam bentuk persen. Misal data pengguna distro bekerja sama dengan vendor distro (contoh: untuk Android bekerja sama dengan Google). Ukuran keberhasilan internal yang terukur lainnya adalah jumlah anggota, kompetensi anggota (misal jumlah anggota yang tersertifikasi), dan sebagainya.

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LAPORAN REALISASI PROGRAM KERJA AOSI 2011

Posted by sroestam pada Maret 6, 2012

1. Upaya Khusus Perluasan Penggunaan Software Open Sourcre, OpenOffice/LibreOffice di Instansi Pemerintahan, BUMN, BUMD, Universitas, Sekolah-sekolah dengan pendekatan/promosi melalui Departemen-departemen Pemerintahan Pusat dan Pemda-pemda diseluruh Indonesia dengan Referensi SK MENPAN tentang kewajiban penggunaan Software Legal dan Open Source sebelum 31 Desember 2011. (Rusmanto)

Diupayakan agar Tender Jasa Migrasi OSS itu dilakukan diantara para Anggota AOSI yang terdaftar.

Tender tidak boleh menunjuk produk tertentu.

2. Promosi penggunaan Software Open Source, khususnya software untuk aplikasi bisnis, seperti LibreOffice, ERP, CRM, Work Flow Management, Balanced Scorecard, GIPM, Blender, dsb, melalui penyebaran brosur-brosur fitur-fitur software, spesifikasi teknis, serta contoh-contoh aplikasinya yang telah berhasil di lingkungan bisnis. ( kita fokuskan pada sw yang di kembangkan oleh anggota AOSI atau yang implementer nya adalah anggota AOSI) – Wijaya

3. Mengiklankan Perusahaan Pengembang Open Source, Training Software OSS dan Layanan Migrasi Open Source yang juga Anggota AOSI melalui Website AOSI atau yang lainnya, koran nasional dan lokal, dan majalah-majalah yang populer dan yang banyak pelanggannya. – Wijaya

4. Mengiklankan keseluruh wilayah Indonesia tentang kesempatan perusahaan-perusahaan untuk menjadi Anggota AOSI, disertai persyaratannya, serta keuntungannya sebagai Anggota AOSI, antara lain, dapat di-ikutsertakan dalam Tender pengadaan Software Open Source dan Layanan Jasa Migrasi Open Source. (Sumitro)

Realisasi program: Baru dilaksanakan sosialisasi kepada anggota AOSI yang terdaftar melalui web AOSI dan Milis AOSI. Namun demikian pada tender pengadaan komputer dan software di Kementrian KOMINFO, yaitu pada Tender peralatan untuk layanan USO, PLIK dan MPLIK (Pusat Layanan Internet Kecamatan), telah dinyatakan dalam dokumen tender bahwa Software OSS/FOSS minimal sebanyak 40%). Kenyataannya, pengadaan software OSS/FOSS mencapai hampir 100% pada proyek-proyek ini.

5. Mempublikasikan secara reguler produk-produk Software Open Source yang bermanfaat bagi masyarakat bisnis dan masyarakat umum melalui kolom khusus di Media. – Prihantoosa

6. Mempublikasikan secara luas tentang Success Story dari perusahaan/institusi pemerintahan yang telah menggunakan Software Open Source diseluruh jajaran Perusahaan itu, tentang keuntungan-keuntangan yang telah mereka peroleh, dan agar menjadi contoh bagi perusahaan-perusahaan lain di Indonesia. – Prihantoosa (bisa dalam bentuk e-flyer, kolom di Media)

7. Memaksimalkan IOSA untuk membuat event besar FOSS pengganti GCOS

(Penanggung-jawab: Taufik Hasan + Sumitro)

Realisasi program: Acara Indonesian Open Source Source Award (IOSA) sudah terlaksana pada akhir 2011, disertai dengan Pameran produk-produk software paca calon pemenang di JCC. Untuk pengganti event GCOS belum terlasana tahun 2011. Disarankan agar dapat dilaksanakan tahun 2012 melalui usulan anggaran di Kementrian RISTEK.

8. Mendukung penggunaan Standar ODF di dlingkungan pemerintahan antara lain dengan (Penanggung-jawab:Taufik Hasan):

a) diseminasi dan komunikasi tentang ODF kelembaga pemerintah/BUMN. Realisasi: AOSI berpartisipasi dalam pertemuan penyusunan SNI untuk ODF.

b) menawarkan training mengenai ODF

c) konversi format existing menjadi ODF

9. Advokasi/pembentukan komunitas FOSS di daerah dan Jakarta, sekolah yang bisa jadi member. Champion untuk masing-masing kota adalah anggota AOSI (Penanggung-jawab:Rusmanto)

10. Inventarisasi kemampuan masing-masing anggota dan calon anggota dalam penyediaan Produk dan Jasa Open Source.(Penanggung-jawab: Wijaya )

11. Upaya penambahan Anggota AOSI

Realisasi program: sampai dengan akhir 2011 telah terdaftar 41 Perusahaan/organisasi.

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Program Kerja AOSI 2011

Posted by sroestam pada Januari 24, 2012

  1. Upaya Khusus Perluasan Penggunaan Software Open Sourcre, OpenOffice/LibreOffice di Instansi Pemerintahan, BUMN, BUMD, Universitas, Sekolah-sekolah dengan pendekatan/promosi melalui Departemen-departemen Pemerintahan Pusat dan Pemda-pemda diseluruh Indonesia dengan Referensi SK MENPAN tentang kewajiban penggunaan Software Legal dan Open Source sebelum 31 Desember 2011. (Rusmanto)

  • Diupayakan agar Tender Jasa Migrasi OSS itu dilakukan diantara para Anggota AOSI yang terdaftar.
  • Tender tidak boleh menunjuk produk tertentu.
  1. Promosi penggunaan Software Open Source, khususnya software untuk aplikasi bisnis, seperti LibreOffice, ERP, CRM, Work Flow Management, Balanced Scorecard, GIPM, Blender, dsb, melalui penyebaran brosur-brosur fitur-fitur software, spesifikasi teknis, serta contoh-contoh aplikasinya yang telah berhasil di lingkungan bisnis. ( kita fokuskan pada sw yang di kembangkan oleh anggota AOSI atau yang implementer nya adalah anggota AOSI) – Wijaya

  1. Mengiklankan Perusahaan Pengembang Open Source, Training Software OSS dan Layanan Migrasi Open Source yang juga Anggota AOSI melalui Website AOSI atau yang lainnya, koran nasional dan lokal, dan majalah-majalah yang populer dan yang banyak pelanggannya. – Wijaya

  1. Mengiklankan keseluruh wilayah Indonesia tentang kesempatan perusahaan-perusahaan untuk menjadi Anggota AOSI, disertai persyaratannya, serta keuntungannya sebagai Anggota AOSI, antara lain, dapat di-ikutsertakan dalam Tender pengadaan Software Open Source dan Layanan Jasa Migrasi Open Source. (Sumitro)

  1. Mempublikasikan secara reguler produk-produk Software Open Source yang bermanfaat bagi masyarakat bisnis dan masyarakat umum melalui kolom khusus di Media. – Prihantoosa

  1. Mempublikasikan secara luas tentang Success Story dari perusahaan/institusi pemerintahan yang telah menggunakan Software Open Source diseluruh jajaran Perusahaan itu, tentang keuntungan-keuntangan yang telah mereka peroleh, dan agar menjadi contoh bagi perusahaan-perusahaan lain di Indonesia. – Prihantoosa (bisa dalam bentuk e-flyer, kolom di Media)

  2. Memaksimalkan IOSA untuk membuat event besar FOSS pengganti GCOS

    (Penanggung-jawab: Taufik Hasan + Sumitro)

  3. Mendukung penggunaan Standar ODF di dlingkungan pemerintahan antara lain dengan (Penanggung-jawab:Taufik Hasan):

    1. diseminasi dan komunikasi tentang ODF kelembaga pemerintah/BUMN

    2. menawarkan training mengenai ODF

    3. konversi format existing menjadi ODF

  4. Advokasi/pembentukan komunitas FOSS di daerah dan Jakarta, sekolah yang bisa jadi member. Champion untuk masing-masing kota adalah anggota AOSI (Penanggung-jawab:Rusmanto)

  1. Inventarisasi kemampuan masing-masing anggota dan calon anggota dalam penyediaan Produk dan Jasa Open Source.(Penanggung-jawab: Wijaya )

  2. Upaya penambahan Anggota AOSI baru.

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Software Open Source untuk analisis di Lab Global Pulse Jakarta

Posted by sroestam pada Januari 24, 2012

PBB telah menetapkan lokasi Lab Global Pulse Asia di Jakarta pada saat ASEAN Summit Meeting di Bal bulan November 2011 y.l. guna memantau sikap masyarakat menegah ke bawah dalam menghadapi kondisi krisis global. Sofware untuk melakukan analisis ii menggunakan software Open Source. Berikut ini adalah skema proses analisis data menjadi output visual:

Proses Analisis data

Proses Analisis Data Real Time

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High Level Meeting on the Establishment of Global Pulse Lab in Jakarta

Posted by sroestam pada Januari 24, 2012

 On 19 November, 2011 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon met with Indonesia’s Minister for National Development Planning / Head of BAPPENAS Prof. Dr. Armida S. Alisjahbana and other Government officials, in Nusa Dua, Bali, to discuss the establishment of “Pulse Lab Jakarta“, a real-time data analysis centre to enable timely and informed policy action to protect vulnerable populations from the adverse impact of global shocks.

Part of the UN’s Global Pulse innovation initiative, Pulse Lab Jakarta would open in 2012 as the first facility of its kind in Asia.

Speaking at an event on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Bali, the Secretary-General said it was fitting that Indonesia is leading the design and implementation of the first prototype of the Pulse Lab in Asia. He said that idea had been given impetus by the President of Indonesia, H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who had emphasized the need for timely information to protect vulnerable populations at the time of the global food crisis in 2008. In addition, the Secretary-General said, Indonesia was well-suited to the Global Pulse initiative as one of the world’s most active users of social media, with more than 180 million mobile phone users, and a strong commitment to open source technology.

“Private sector companies in Indonesia have already expressed a willingness to support Global Pulse,” Mr. Ban said, emphasizing that their support was crucial for more timely data analysis that “will help us understand where people and communities are in trouble, how they are coping with global shocks, and how to respond while there is still time to prevent harm.”

“We believe that Pulse Lab Jakarta could pioneer new tools and approaches using local knowledge for the design of crucial development policy interventions, and protect the lives and livelihoods of many people” says Prof. Dr. Armida S. Alisjahbana, Indonesia’s Minister for National Development Planning / Head of BAPPENAS. “There is great potential here for the Government together with the private sector, development partners, academia, and all related partners to be an integral part of these innovative policy tools and solutions.”

Pulse Lab Jakarta will take advantage of the new world of digital data. Billions of bytes of digital data are being created every day as people increasingly use technology in their daily lives. It is generated actively through outlets like digital news media, blogs, forums and social networking sites, as well as from by-products of daily interactions with technology, such as buying goods and services. Once properly anonymized and aggregated to protect individual privacy, this data can yield remarkable insights into the behavior of populations, providing important up-to-date indicators of early signs of hardship.

The private sector already analyzes this data for a real-time understanding of its customers. Real-time data also has great potential for improving development work. For example, analysis of communication patterns on mobile phones may reveal when and how communities are coping with lost income, crop failures, or disease outbreaks, and whether they are migrating for work. Social networking data may help us better understand people’s collective perceptions and apprehensions about issues such as unemployment or food security. Analysis of real-time data could help with the design and targeting of policy responses and allow for a more agile approach to development.

“We’re extremely pleased with the enthusiastic early response from Indonesia,” said El-Mostafa Benlamlih, the UN Resident Coordinator in Indonesia. “The establishment of a Pulse Lab in Jakarta could position Indonesia at the forefront of new development initiatives, both regionally and globally,”Mr. Benlamlih said.

The first Pulse Lab has been established at UN headquarters in New York. A Pulse Lab in Kampala, Uganda, the first such lab in Africa, will also open in 2012. (source: http://www.unglobalpulse.org  – Anoush Rima Tatevossian/

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PHP Fog Clears the Way for LAMP as a Service

Posted by sroestam pada Juli 12, 2011

PHP Fog is a platform-as-a-service offering that, as its name suggests, targets PHP-based applications. The PHP Fog service, alongside a handful of other new services, fills what has been a gap in the PaaS market, as the best-known PaaS offerings target other languages, chiefly Java, Ruby and Python.

The service, which became publicly available in May, layers caching, load balancing, database scaling and code version control features atop the Amazon Web Services foundation that the service taps for its underlying infrastructure.

The service provides for elasticity by enabling users to spin up multiple Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instances to serve customer PHP applications from behind a load balancer. This scaling, however, does not occur automatically—users must scale the number of active servers up or down manually, through the PHP Fog Web console.

Each subscriber cloud gets its own set of EC2 instances, with MySQL database service provided from scalable, multitenant MySQL instances. For those who’d prefer dedicated MySQL instances, PHP Fog supports the use of separate Amazon Relational Database Service instances.

Developers interact with PHP Fog using the distributed version control system Git. During my tests, I created and uploaded an ssh key for use with the service. I used the key to authenticate with PHP Fog for pulling and pushing PHP code with Git.

The service includes a handful of “jumpstart” templates for getting up and running with popular applications and frameworks. These templates enable developers to get up and running quickly with WordPress, SugarCRM, Mediawiki, Joomla and Drupal, as well as with CakePHP, Zend Framework and a few other PHP-based frameworks.

PHP Fog’s first service tier, called the silver cloud, is based on micro-sized EC2 server instances, can be used to host up to 10 separate applications and is priced at $29 per server per month. Pricing is prorated per day, so a customer can opt to scale up or down as needed, and pay accordingly.

PHP Fog offers two additional tiers: gold and platinum. The gold tier is based on small-sized EC2 instances, supports 30 applications at a time and is priced at $79 per server per month. The platinum level is based on large-sized EC2 instances, supports 125 applications and is priced at $249 per server per month.

There’s also a free, shared cloud option, which supports one application, offers no additional server scaling and must be upgraded to a paid tier after six months. Still, the free tier is worth checking out for those interested in trying out the service.

 

Testing PHP Fog

I evaluated PHP Fog as a potential home for our Labs blog, which we currently run on WordPress and host on an Amazon EC2 instance. We’ve been eyeing a shift from the infrastructure as a service of Amazon to a more PaaS-like option to offload some system administration chores, and PHP Fog appeared to fit the bill.

I started out on the free shared cloud by opting for the WordPress jumpstart template. I entered the user name and password for the admin WordPress user and the password for the root database user, and after a minute or two of waiting, I had a vanilla WordPress 3.0 site up and running.

From the admin console of this WordPress instance, I could update to the latest WordPress release (3.1.4) and begin adding plug-ins to the site. However, file changes made through an application aren’t synced up with an application’s Git repository—PHP Fog suggests using one file modification method or the other—so I turned instead to Git on my local workstation to pull down the site’s files, and modify and add to them from there.

I was able to upload multiple SSH keys to my account, and specify whether particular keys had read/write or read-only access to the Git repositories associated with my cloud. There was no option, however, to specify which applications or which clouds a particular key pertained to.

Alongside application file and directory access through Git, PHP Fog enables users to access the MySQL database associated with their application through phpMyAdmin, the popular Web-based MySQL administration tool.
The service provides for application stats and diagnostic information through a partnership with SaaS (software-as-a-service)-based application performance management vendor New Relic. For each application I created on my cloud, I was provided with access to an application monitoring dashboard at New Relic, with breakdowns of the Web and database transactions associated with my application.

One area of the service that could stand improvement is PHP Fog’s handling of application URLs. I could associate my application either with an address at one of my own domains or at *.phpfogapp.com—but not both. With other services, such as Google’s App Engine, it’s possible to access an application from both an App Engine address at appspot.com and from a custom domain.

In the case of our blog, I would have to specify labs.eweek.com as my desired address for the PHP Fog application, point the nameserver for that address at PHP Fog’s servers, and then go without accessing the application (other than through Git or phpMyAdmin) while the DNS changes propagated. In contrast, with plain Amazon EC2 hosting, our site was accessible directly from its IP address during DNS propagation.

What’s more, for the time being, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption is available only for *.phpfogapp.com addresses, not for custom addresses, although PHP Fog has said that it is working to resolve this issue.

Jason Brooks is editor in chief of eWEEK Labs. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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Hadoop Data Analytics: 10 Reasons Why It’s Important for Business

Posted by sroestam pada Juli 12, 2011

By Chris Preimesberger on 2011-07-01

Hadoop, the data analytics-for-huge-data-sets invention of Apache Chairman Doug Cutting that found its original home at Yahoo, made some big news this week at the fifth annual Hadoop Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. First, it was revealed that Hadoop officially—but not “spiritually”—will break away from Yahoo and be shepherded by a new VC-funded company called Hortonworks, named after the Dr. Seuss elephant character.

Secondly, the Hadoop technology has gone from a science project to mainstream business in five years. Hortonworks is an appropriate name for the new company because it is congruent with Hadoop itself—which is named after the stuffed toy elephant that belongs to Cutting’s young son.†

Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework built in Java that works with distributed data-intensive applications. It enables applications to scale securely in order to handle thousands of nodes and petabytes of data. More and more businesses are finding out that they need to analyze their stored data to help them make better business decisions. A number of Hadoop distributions are now available. Some of them are mentioned in the following slide show, which touches on some of the key points in the five-year development history of this open-source software.

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Microsoft dihukum bayar denda US$290 Juta ke Developer I4i

Posted by sroestam pada Juni 17, 2011

Mahkamah Agung AS menghukum Microsoft Corp untuk membayar denda kepada perusahaan perangkat lunak kanada I4i sebesar US$290 juta atas pelanggaran hak paten perusahaan itu.

Pengadilan Tinggi dengan suara bulat menolak untuk mengenyampingkan hukuman terhadap raksas perangkat lunak Microsoft  Corp itu.

Perusahaan I4i yang berbasis di Toronto, Kanada tersebut telah menuntut Microsoft pada tahun 2007 yang lalu,  karena software miliknya telah dicuri oleh Microsoft tanpa izin dan digunakan pada perangkat lunak Microsoft Word versi 2003 dan 2007, sehingga memungkinkan Word untuk menkonversi ke format XML (Extended Markup Language).

Pengadilan yang lebih rendah mengatakan bahwa Microsoft dengan sengaja melanggar Hak Paten dan meminta Microsoft untuk membayar ke I4i sebesar US$290 sebagai denda, dan meminta Microsoft untuk menghentikan penggunaan teknologi milik I4i tersebut.

Mahkamah Agung AS menyatakan bahwa ada bukti yang jelas dan menyakinkan, sehingga dibuat keputusan ini.

Namun Hakim Agung John Roberts tidak turut ambil bagian dalam membuat keputusan ini, karena beliau memiliki saham Microsoft, dan dikhawatirkan akan menimbulkan keputusan yang bias karean adanya konflik kepentingan.

Ini perlu menjadi contoh buat hakin2 Indonesia yang punya konflik kepentingan untuk tidak ikutserta dalam pengambilan keptusan pengadilan.

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Oracle Donates OpenOffice.org Open-Source Project to Apache

Posted by sroestam pada Juni 7, 2011

The open-source office-productivity suite OpenOffice has a surprising new home: Apache. There was some speculation Oracle might donate the project to the The Document Foundation, the group of developers that split from OpenOffice to launch LibreOffice last fall.

OpenOffice will join Apache Software Foundation as an “incubator” project, Oracle said June 1. As an incubator project, OpenOffice must mature and prove its viability and sustainability before graduating to full project status. Oracle has assigned the trademark to Apache, as well.

“The Apache Software foundation’s model makes it possible for commercial and individual volunteer contributors to collaborate on open-source product development,” Oracle said.

Oracle had promised that it would fully relinquish control over the open-source project and donate it to the community April 15. The company also appears to be trying to silence its critics who claim the database giant is anti-open source. Donating the code to venerable Apache, home of the popular Apache Web Server, proves that Oracle is committed to the developer and open-source communities, the company said.

“Donating OpenOffice.org to Apache gives this popular consumer software a mature, open and well-established infrastructure to continue well into the future,” said Luke Kowalski, the vice-president of Oracle’s corporate architecture group.

The move was surprising, as Oracle and Apache have had a contentious relationship over another open-source project, Java. Oracle subpoenaed Apache as part of its lawsuit against Google for violating Java patents in the Android mobile operating system. Oracle also blocked Apache’s Project Harmony from getting a Java license, which resulted in Apache quitting the Java Community Process in protest.

IBM relies heavily on OpenOffice and the ODF (Open Document Format) for its own Lotus Symphony office suite. The company, which had been lobbying for Oracle to spin off Open Office in the first place, immediately welcomed Oracle’s decision.

“We look forward to engaging with other community members to advance the technology beginning with our strong support of the incubation process for OpenOffice at Apache,” said Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president of collaboration solutions at IBM.

It is unclear what will happen to LibreOffice’s cadre of supporters as OpenOffice moves into Apache’s fold. Red Hat, Novell, Canonical, the Open Source Initiative, the Free Software Foundation and Google backed The Document Foundation and LibreOffice.

LibreOffice was launched by core OpenOffice community members who were frustrated by Oracle’s tight control over the project, which the company had inherited as part of its Sun Microsystems acquisition.

Another point of contention between LibreOffice and OpenOffice will be over licensing. OpenOffice, as an Apache project, will now be released under the Apache Software License. Previously, OpenOffice was licensed under GPL (GNU Public License), GNU LGPLv3 (Lesser General Public License version 3) and MPL (Mozilla Public License). Under GPL, LGPL and MPL, developers who modify and reuse code are required to give it back to the community. Under Apache’s license, developers don’t have to give back the modified code.

By donating OpenOffice to Apache, Oracle missed the opportunity to reunite the OpenOffice community, according to Italio Vignoli, a member of the Document Foundation’s steering committee. The differences between the Apache License and the LGPLv3+/MPL mean none of the “rich innovation” from LibreOffice’s contributors could be incorporated back into OpenOffice, Vignoli said. OpenOffice also has “many pieces of code” that are “not compatible” with Apache’s license, and will have to be “dropped or rewritten,” said Vignoli.

The spell checker, cryptography support and many file filters are among the numerous features that Oracle does not own the rights to in OpenOffice, as they belong to the individual developers now working on LibreOffice. Those features, licensed under LGPL/MPL, can’t be moved to Apache at this time.

However, any features that are included in OpenOffice can be rolled into LibreOffice, The Document Foundation noted in a blog post.

“We regret the missed opportunity but are committed to working with all remaining community members to devise the best possible future for LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org,” Vignoli said. (source: eWeek.com)

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Open-Source Software Winning Mainstream Status in Enterprises

Posted by sroestam pada Juni 7, 2011

Industry observers have been predicting for years that open-source software will achieve mainstream adoption. Five years ago, open source was in its “nascent stages” and its future “was promising but still unknown,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. He presented the fifth annual Future of Open Source Survey at Computerworld’s Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

The latest survey results “clearly demonstrate” that open source “has gone mainstream,” Skok said, as organizations focus on improving “operational excellence around areas such as support, product management, feature functionality and return on investment.” Open source is being implemented across a wide variety of markets and applications. Examples include the Obama administration’s selection of the Drupal content-management system for WhiteHouse.gov, Yahoo’s Hadoop software framework being deployed in data centers to manage big data applications and Apache’s software becoming the de facto standard for Web servers.

Microsoft even includes Drupal in its Microsoft Web Platform. eWEEK presents some of the slides from Skok’s keynote to highlight the major findings of the Future of Open Source Survey.
(source: Fahmida Y. Rashid – eWeek.com)

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