Open Source Consulting Advantages and Challenges

Bruce Byfield is a Computer Journalist who writes for NewsForge, Linux.com and IT Manager’s Journal. He is also a member of Tazzu Networking forum. Last week Bruce conducted an interview with rmd Studio and two other consulting companies SEB Global Intertech and VG Universe Design from the Tazzu community. The three interviewed companies have one thing in common, they all primarily offer FOSS ( Free Open Source Software ) solutions to their clients.

This is Free as Freedom, not Free Beer, meaning that consultants and developers are free to modify and customize the software and charge their client for the customization work.

This Article is titled “FOSS consulting offers special advantages and challenges” and it tackles interesting topics about choosing the right FOSS, business advantages and the challenges involved in educating clients who do not know what FOSS is all about.

[tags]FOSS, Rastin Mehr, Consulting, Software, Open Source, Bruce Byfield, Linux, Manager, Business[/tags]

Thank you Amy!

Amy Stephen, my wonderful friend from the Joomla! community has written a post about me on her blog:

There is no doubt, Rastin is as geeky with code and technology as they come. But, what sets Rastin apart from many other technical people is that he also has amazing creative and artistic skill. You just do not find that combination often.

Thank you Amy! Now I have to live up to the expectations.

Amy Stephen's post about Rastin Mehr

If you ever wonder what makes people to donate their time to contribute in Open Source projects, it is because this sort of ego boosting, encouraging, appreciations. We become a large family and our goal is to develop software that kicks butt.

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Computer Programmer’s Skill Set

Photography by Nelson Pavlosky some rights reserved.

Programmers are intelligent people with sophisticated mental abilities. If you are planning to hire programmers and some of the descriptions in this post did not completely make sense, it would be a wise idea to consult a Programmer or Computer Scientist to help you find other good programmers. The follwing are some of the main important skills aquired by many quality programmers:

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