In a world of Open Source [EN]

ir.org-front-smMy friendship with Open Source started during my studies in the university. Then i’ve found out that lots of commercial software products have their free equivalents which are not worse (and sometimes even better). I’ve found out about Open Source afterwards, also about various licenses types of this, you can say, worldwide movement, found out about Linux (free, open source operating system). Even my bachelor’s degree work was related to this thing. Because my work’s advisor was a huge fan of this stuff, used Linux operating systems and other open source programs. I won’t tell about my work’s results, there was not much practical use of it, more like a theoretical introduction about programs localization for Lithuanian language.

Bit by bit i have get rid of almost every commercial program at home and replaced them with free analogues. And when i came to my first workplace i was given a task to install an internal instant messaging system, and of course, better if free of cost ­čÖé So that’s was the start of my now older than 10 years acquaintance with Ignite Realtime. To be true, at first it was a free system (instant messaging server – Jive Messenger) distributed by a commercial company Jive Software. Already then an active users community started to build up around this and other free products of a company. Company’s representatives themselves (there were just two men in the company at first) also collaborated and embraced ideas of free open source software. Their business direction changed later and the current free products became not relevant to them. So the source codes of programs has been made public (became Open Source) and handed over to community, so they could continue improving it. Also, for many years now Jive is providing community a place for a site, tools for registering bugs, installers production, collaboration. Read More

In a world of Open Source [LT]

ir.org-front-smMano draugyst─Ś su atviruoju kodu prasid─Śjo dar studij┼│ universitete metu. Tuomet atradau, kad daugybei komercini┼│ programin─Śs ─»rangos produkt┼│ egzistuoja ne prastesni nemokami ekvivalentai (o kartais ir geresni). Po to su┼żinojau apie Open Source (“atviras kodas”) apie ─»vairius ┼íio galima sakyt pasaulinio jud─Śjimo licencij┼│ tipus, su┼żinojau apie Linux (nemokama, atviro kodo operacin─Ś sistema). Netgi mano bakalauro studij┼│ baigiamasis darbas buvo susij─Ös su ┼íiuo dalyku. Kadangi mano baigiamojo darbo vadovas buvo didelis m─Śg─Śjas ┼íio dalyko, naudojo Linux operacines sistemas ir kitas atvirojo kodo programas. Apie savo darbo vaisius nera┼íysiu, nes praktin─Śs naudos i┼í jo buvo ma┼żai, labiau teorinis ─»vadas ─» program┼│ lokalizacij─ů ─» lietuvi┼│ kalb─ů.

Po ma┼żu namuose atsisakiau beveik vis┼│ komercini┼│ program┼│ ir pakei─Źiau jas nemokamais analogais. O at─Śj─Ös ─» pirm─ů savo darboviet─Ö gavau u┼żduot─» ─»diegti vidin─Ö trump┼│j┼│ ┼żinu─Źi┼│ (“instant messaging”) sistem─ů, ir ai┼íku, geriausiai nemokamai ­čÖé Taip prasid─Śjo mano jau perkopusi de┼íimtmet─» pa┼żintis su Ignite Realtime. Tiesa, i┼í prad┼żi┼│ tai buvo komercin─Śs ─»mon─Śs Jive Software nemokamai platinama sistema (trump┼│j┼│ ┼żinu─Źi┼│ serveris – Jive Messenger). Jau tada aplink ┼í─» ir kitus nemokamus kompanijos produktus prad─Śjo burtis aktyvi naudotoj┼│ bendruomen─Ś. Patys kompanijos atstovai (joje i┼í pat prad┼żi┼│ buvo tik du ┼żmones) irgi bendravo su naudotojais ir palaik─Ś atviros nemokamos programin─Śs ─»rangos id─Śjas. V─Śliau j┼│ verslo kryptis pasikeit─Ś ir esami nemokami produktai pasidar─Ś jiems neaktual┼źs. Tod─Śl program┼│ i┼íeities kodai buvo pavie┼íinti (patapo Open Source) ir ─»teikti bendruomenei, kad ji gal─Śt┼│ toliau juos tobulinti. Taip pat jau daugybe met┼│ Jive teikia ┼íiai bendruomenei viet─ů puslapiui, ─»rankius program┼│ klaid┼│ registravimui, diegimo paket┼│ gamybai, bendravimui tarpusavyje. Read More