"Open Source"

Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

One of the topics, I’m following on my blog for long time is open source. Open source software (OSS) or free open source software (FOSS)  is a significant trend in modern software eco-system. Below you can find few passages from Wikipedia with explanations. Here is definition for OSS: Open-source software (OSS)…

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Open source PLM conundrum

Open source PLM conundrum

Once open source software was a no-go solution in enterprise software. I remember debates and discussions about open-source code with legal department in a large PLM development company back in 2000s. They asked me to bring good reasons why to use open source software… Fast forward in 2016 – open…

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Will PLM vendors rethink toolkit approach?

Will PLM vendors rethink toolkit approach?

Business models and technologies can come together and create significant and painful problems. The last few years, created lot of changes and new dynamics in engineering and manufacturing domain. 3D printing, cloud software, mobile – this is only a short list of examples. Product lifecycle management software is facing few…

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How manufacturing companies can open source PLM innovation?

How manufacturing companies can open source PLM innovation?

Whatever you can hear about complexity of PLM, there are lot of manufacturing companies that created outstanding PLM implementations. These implementations are helping them to optimize product design, speed up engineering to manufacturing process and do many other innovative things making their engineering and manufacturing uniquely competitive. From my experience, these…

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What will change existing PLM paradigms?

What will change existing PLM paradigms?

It is not uncommon to hear about “changing paradigms” in different domains these days. We are watching Netflix and disconnecting cable TVs, using Uber instead of driving our own cars. Yesterday at PI Congress, I saw the following slide demonstrating examples of digital disruption in different industry domains. Which obviously…

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The role of product lifecycle in open source hardware

The role of product lifecycle in open source hardware

We live in the era of changes. Think about the impact open source software (OSS) made on the software industry for the last 10-15 years. Many things we are using on daily basis today became enabled by open source software. Now, take a deep breath. The story of open source will…

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The importance of software BOM for hardware security

The importance of software BOM for hardware security

We live in the era of smart products. Modern smartphones is a good confirmation to that. The average person today keeps in his pocket a computer with computational capability equal or even more than computer that aerospace and defense industry used for navigation. In addition to that, you smartphone has…

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Why PLM stuck to provide solutions for SME?

Why PLM stuck to provide solutions for SME?

PLM is in the focus on many companies these days. Questions how to improve processes, optimize cost and improve quality are important and PLM vendors are laser focus on that. But… with one small clarification . It works for large manufacturing companies. To transform business processes is the way PLM…

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PLM Open Source Future – Cloud Services?

PLM Open Source Future – Cloud Services?

For the last few years, open source was one of the major disruptive factor in tech. Open source powers world’s leading tech companies. Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon and many others would not exist without open source. The success of RedHat put a very optimistic business projection on the…

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PLM Software and Open Source Contribution

PLM Software and Open Source Contribution

Open source is a topic that raised many controversy in the last decade. Especially if you speak about enterprise software. The trajectory of open source software moved from absolute prohibition to high level of popularization. In my view, the situation is interesting in the context of PLM software. The specific…

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