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Why I Hate Open Source!

Working with #opensource: Upgrading

I manage a Social Media Platform created from Open Source software and here are the INSANE steps I go through for updates.

Step 1

Click on “upgrade automatically”.

buddypress-update-step-1

Step 2

Enter connection information.

buddypress-update-step-2

Step 3

Click on “activate plugin”, which returns me to a page showing “Plugin Activated”.

buddypress-update-step-3

Can you see why I hate Open Source?

I hate open source software, because it’s too easy! In the past, this type of process would take a specialized team of people hours upon hours to complete.  This task was completed in less than 10 minutes, thanks to Open Source and the brilliant members of #opensource communities.

Now I have the the time and money to go shoe shopping with my wife, thanks a lot #opensource?!?!  My wife overheard me and my associates talking about moving this platform into the cloud.  The cloud computing solution will save us even more money and time.  My wife is so excited, she added an additional page to the “honey do” list.

Special Thanks!

A special “Thank you!” to members of open source development communities.  I understand most of you have full-time jobs, families, and other interests.  You volunteer your time during lunch breaks, weekends, and the midnight hour to solve problems and share solutions.  My colleagues and I, plus countless people around the world have more time to focus on relationships with people around us because of your tireless dedication.  Thank You!

I also appreciate the work of Matt Mullenweg creator of WordPress and founder of Automatic.  Thanks to Andy Peatling and the BuddyPress Community.  You should see this article by Andy: “Give a Little“.

BuddyPress: Social networking in a box

Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.

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Visit BuddyPress.org

Cloud Computing with Amazon E2C

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Visit Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Visit Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

New install of Social Media Platform BuddyPress

logo_buddypressI just installed BuddyPress (http://buddypress.org) on one of my servers. BuddyPress from the creative minds of WordPress developers is an awesome social media platform tool. Enterprise 2.0 developers should take a look at the functionality and the web 2.0 gadgets built in to this tool. Take a look at BuddyPress and take a test drive through their demo. Let me know what you think about this and your strategy for Enterprise 2.0 and social media in general.