I am proud to announce that finally SOS Open Source has found a new steward in the person of Raffaella Corona. Raffaella has over 5 years experience in the IT industry, she has been at the forefront in selling high value training courses about open source languages and applications.
Raffaella has won the Sun-Oracle EMEA sales award both in 2009 and 2010, more recently she started helping open source companies to promote their products and services to the government and to large customers both through traditional channels and social media.
From now on Raffaella will take care of SOS Open Source business development, leveraging the value of the network of people with whom I have been working formerly to deploy SOS Open Source tools and analysis reports.
You can reach her at raffaella.corona at sosopensource.com.
Over the last year and a half I have been happily busy with my new job at SourceForge, as a result I had little time to keep analyzing open source projects and write reports.
In the meantime I have been thinking of few ways to keep SOS Open Source live, and I finally found a way to re-use SOS Open Source experience and tools to the benefit of the public.
Having submitted few R&D proposals to the EU, I am glad that among the approved projects is the MARKOS project. In fact the MARKetplace for Open Source project will be a great chance to finally productize some of the SOS Open Source features and ideas.
All MARKOS’ software outcomes will be made available as open source software, look forward to share the first release sometimes in Q3 2013, stay tuned!
SOS Open Source analyzed Zarafa, the open-source alternative to Microsoft Exchange, maintained by the homonymous company headquartered in the Netherlands (Delft) with offices in Germany and Brasil. The Zarafa Summer Camp 2011 was the perfect venue to share our findings around Zarafa (presentation), if you missed our keynote read below to know more this open source messaging and collaboration platform.
Zarafa was released as open source about three years ago, but before that it was already considered a viable alternative to Microsoft Exchange, and its code base results mature and stable (information inferred from the public bug-tracking system). A book specialized on Zarafa is on the way, case-studies are available (also from large solution providers) along with a number of forums (even in French and Portoguese). Zarafa popularity compares well with other European competitors, especially in some countries (e.g. , Austria, Germany, the Netherlands). »