Time to Stop Asking if Open Source is an Option

I want to take some time today to talk about the state of the software industry and specifically about open source. I’ve read a lot of F.U.D. lately, coming from various commercial software vendors, warning customers about the potential risks of using open source software in their businesses. This is...

Do "The Right Thing ™"

Open Source Stands the Test of Time Twenty years ago this past February, the Apache HTTPd server project formed. I’m in Austin, TX this week at the ApacheCon North America 2015 conference to join a few of my colleagues in celebrating our accomplishment and to reflect on the software, the...

Is your Development Process Too Agile?

Raising this question in some circles these days is nothing short of complete heresy. So much so that it appears many large organizations have not asked that question for themselves but instead, have plunged headlong into adoption of Agile. There is also a thriving Agile industry whose entire livelihood is...

Launching the Collaboration

Greetings and sincere thanks for taking time to read my first post. With this post, I am launching the maiden voyage of the new and improved Tribal Knowledge Group web site. In order to have an opportunity to share some of the back stories behind the experience gained over the...