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Alfresco-Adobe Pact Continues To Strengthen Open Source 64

rsmiller510 writes "Last week Adobe surprised a few people with the announcement that it was including Alfresco content management services as part of its LiveCycle Enterprise Suite Update 1 package. The surprise was two-fold: that Adobe felt it was necessary to add content management services at all, and that it chose open source vendor Alfresco as its content management partner. I spoke to Alfresco CEO John Powell to get his perspective on the pact and how it can help push open source into the enterprise mainstream. Powell is understandably excited by this arrangement, and one of the main reasons, he says, is because the Adobe partnership gives his company credibility with companies that might otherwise not even sniff at an open source vendor."
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Alfresco-Adobe Pact Continues To Strengthen Open Source

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 27, 2008 @09:34PM (#23976849)

    Because not everyone needs indexing and version control.

    I think they do. They just do not know it yet.

  • by 2Bits ( 167227 ) on Saturday June 28, 2008 @11:31AM (#23981363)
    That's exactly the problem with Alfresco, and it's amazing how they can claim to be 100% open source, and yet, only a crippled version is available.

    It's a nice product, but that model has alienated quite a few who could be excellent contributors.

    Besides, if you want to build a business model around open source software, I would think that you want to give the best first impression possible on people who try it out. And yet, you only provide a crippled version with all kinds of critical bugs. How do you expect people to pay for support, if the bloody thing does not even work when the potential customer is trying out?

    Bad move for Alfresco. Bad bad move. Should take a lesson from Red Hat.

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