One of the most common user questions I see on the Facebook and Twitter streams for Apache OpenOffice is "Do you have a iPad version?" or "Do you have a tablet version"? Although there are companies that offer access to OpenOffice via a virtualized … [Continue reading] about Who wants to develop OpenOffice for Tablet?
"Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful" said G. E.P. Box of Box-Jenkins fame. Today we're going to look at a model of market share, and I hope it is a useful model. One nice property of it is that it is very easy to estimate the … [Continue reading] about The Power of Brand and the Power of Product, Part 1
In my last post I showed you one view of the Apache Software Foundation, the relationship of projects as revealed by the overlapping membership of their Project Management Committees. After I did that post it struck me that I could, with a very … [Continue reading] about Mapping the ASF, Part II
So, what do we have here? This is a graph of Apache projects and how they are related, by one definition of "related" in any case. Click on the image for a larger PNG version, or here if you would like an SVG. Each labeled circle (node) in the … [Continue reading] about Mapping the Apache Software Foundation
"When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news." That, in the words of John B. Bogart of the New York Sun, is a classic rule of press coverage. The ordinary is not news. The expected … [Continue reading] about A Tale of Two Cities