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As many of you know, I have been gradually changing roles at Alfresco. I moved from being the Head of Community Relations to being the Product Manager for Alfresco Community Edition. Or at least my title changed; my job duties didn't change much. We know how important it is to keep supporting the community ...

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The Right Business Model for Your Community

The Challenge of Open Source

I have long been an advocate of Free / Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS)—some would say "zealot" is a better term. However, when trying to build a business around open source, as either an entrepreneur or as a consultant, I was not successful. Five years ago I joined Alfresco. My ...

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This fall has been a hectic time as we juggled Summit and the preparations for the release of Alfresco One Enterprise Edition 5.0. In the middle of Summit, our team completed the scheduled 5.0 features and got Community Edition 5.0.b out the door in order to receive feedback.

Unfortunately we failed ...

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As we near the release of Alfresco Enterprise Edition 5.0, Community Edition has evolved a lot. Community Edition 5.0.a was an opportunity for the Engineering team to get feedback on the improvements in the 5.0 source tree. Though it was a solid release, there was still a lot of new development ...

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I have been slow to share my thoughts on the Alfresco community since taking over for Jeff Potts two months ago. I am excited about my new role as Alfresco's "Head of Community", but I have been very busy managing my responsibilities while also completing our preparations for Alfresco Summit. I thought I would ...

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I had to update my Windows 7 Virtual Machine this week in order to do some demo videos. It is always painful to renew my frustration with that operating system. I dug out my old list of gotchas related to connecting to Alfresco from a Windows machine. I updated them, and decided to post them ...

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Two Alfresco tips that I keep meaning to write down.

Fresh Install Error

New machine, fresh install of Alfresco, and the repository won't start.

Very early in the log file, after the sysAdmin few subsystem has loaded, this error shows up:

org.springframework.beans.factory.BeanCreationException: Error creating 
bean with name 'avmRemoteService' defined in ...

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Jeff Potts and I have been hosting various Alfresco related conversations on Google Hangouts for about a year. It is so much better than our previous webinar platform that I a gratefully accept the many curiosities of the system. We have found that the broadcasts go much more smoothly if we prepare all the panelists ...

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Background

My family invested in the complete set of the Avatar cartoon series (both the Last Airbender / Legend of Aang and the Legend of Korra season 1). If you haven't seen the series, I highly recommend you watch it; it is a masterpiece in nearly every way.

I don't often buy DVD's ...

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The Final Sprint Towards a Successful Alfresco Summit

An important part of my job the last few years has been helping Jeff Potts make Alfresco DevCon successful. With the expansion of DevCon into Alfresco Summit, my role has expanded too. This year we are planning a much bigger event which has consumed my work life for the last 8 months. We have one ...

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