Open Source Shifts Costs

Does open source free your budget up for the best talent?

I asked her if the choice to go with open source is helping her to keep costs in check, here’s what [Dabble CEO Mary Hodder] said:

What happens with open source is you actually spend the same amount of money, but you don’t have lock-in and you pay for really good people to run it. And so you still end up paying. But you just pay in a different place. And I think it’s a much more sustainable model for that kind of server/software development.

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SXSW 2007 Program Proposals

There's 173 programs proposed for <a href="">SXSW Interactive</a>, March 9-13 2007. Go vote for the ones you most want to see at Lindsey Simon's <a href="">super cool picker</a>. Round one voting is going now. (Also note the really good use of semantic markup in the <a href="">HTML download version</a> (which I'm embarrassed to have sullied a bit in this representation).) » about 19800 words

MaisonBisson Cultural Reporter at SXSW, Can’t Get Tickets, Brushes With Owen Wilson Instead

<a href="">SXSW</a> passes have apparently been sold out for weeks now. So what's <a href="">Bob Garlitz</a>, the MaisonBisson <a href="">cultural affairs reporter</a>, to do? Hunt for celebrities around <a href=",-97.738152&spn=0.164265,0.431557">Austin</a>, of course. Here's how <a href="">he describes his first hit</a>: <blockquote>...I decide hell, yes, it is Owen and give a tiny decisive blink. He blinks back in acknowledgment. I give him a little punch on his shoulder and say Hey, how're you doing? I'm doing real good, he says slowly...</blockquote> » about 300 words