PLM Customers and Social Open Source Bomb

Some very interesting news is coming from Lockheed Martin. Navigate to the following link – Lockheed Martin Launches Open-Source Social Networking Project. Thanks ArnoldIT for this information.

Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest defense contractor, has launched a new open-source project for enterprise social networking called Eureka Streams. The Eureka Streams technology, which looks and behaves much like existing commercial social networking software, is aimed at helping what Lockheed Martin refers to as knowledge workers make informed decisions by finding relevant colleagues and groups, following their streams of activity, and engaging in conversation.

I found the following information, especially important.

Lockheed Martin has released Eureka Streams as an open-source project—the Eureka Streams Community Edition is licensed to developers under the Apache 2.0 open-source license. However, in the future, Lockheed Martin plans to offer editions of Eureka Streams for use by enterprise customers, the company said in its release.

What is my take on this? The amount of OSS software in the enterprise organization is growing. Just few days ago, I discussed BPM Open Source Option. An interesting that this time is coming from a big customer. It might happen OSS will become a requirement for the next PLM RFQ? Just my thoughts…

Best, Oleg


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