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Re: [vox] Open Source modelling tools

Veena, I was also looking at Open Source Modelling and dev tools.
Here's some information from my search.

http://www.databaseanswers.com/modelling_tools.htm has a good list
of data modelling. The products from TheKompany.com seem very
interesting, but I haven't worked with any of these.

The Eclipse open source extensible IDE donated by IBM - 
http://www.eclipse.org/  I think you'll find a lot of 
supporting products for Eclipse.

Some of these products run in the Linux space but are
commercial and not open source, others are open source but
are not free. For example, Delphi Studio from Borland 
 http://www.borland.com/delphi/index.html  is a multi-platform 
IDE that supports Linux and has a strong set of design tools,
but its a commercial product that runs on Windows for the

There's also the Protege open source model editor

And here's a paper from MIT looking at open source development in
the NetBeans project. http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/jensenscacchi.pdf
it's verbose but has some interesting nuggets. And that site has a great
link page, such as a link http://opensource.ucc.ie/ for
Open Source Software Engineering.

I also think reading the dev section of the OSAF Chandler project
is a great example of an open source projects with open specs.

----- Original Message -----
From: kulkarni veena <veenacsus@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:22:51 -0800 (PST)
To: vox@lists.lugod.org
Subject: Re: [vox] Open Source talk at MOCC

Re: Bill,
Re: It was really intresting presentation.I did not attend
Re: it live but read the slides.
Re: I'm curious about one thing in OSS in the field of
Re: Software Architecture design, analysis. Design and
Re: analysis require good requirements and well organised
Re: planning and design.
Re: Do you think open source will be able to contribute in
Re: this field? 
Re: I currently did not find any tools for this purpose
Re: except for some tools to help with UML.
Re: Thanks in advance.
Re: -veena
Re: --- Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
Re: > 
Re: > My talk on Open Source and Linux at the Mission Oaks
Re: > Computer Club seemed
Re: > to go quite well today.
Re: > 
Re: > People were genuinely interested in OpenOffice.org,
Re: > and I gave out
Re: > EVERY LAST COPY I had on-hand (prob. around 20-25
Re: > discs)!
Re: > That wasn't even enough!
Re: > 
Re: > Surprisingly, I gave all but one copy of _Knoppix_ I
Re: > had, too!
Re: > They didn't move right away, but once I re-explained
Re: > just what the disc was,
Re: > the hands started going up to grab a copy. :^)
Re: > 
Re: > 
Re: > Before my presentation, a woman from a local school
Re: > district(?) came to
Re: > hand out brochures and schedules for adult classes,
Re: > and spoke about the
Re: > various introductory computing, and senior-oriented
Re: > computing classes they
Re: > offer.
Re: > 
Re: > One thing she mentioned is that their computer labs
Re: > all have Windows 2000
Re: > and Office XP, and they use a book on MS Word for
Re: > their first couple of
Re: > 'basics' courses.
Re: > 
Re: > A fellow in the audience asked if they offer
Re: > discount copies of Office XP,
Re: > which they don't, although apparently you can go to
Re: > CompUSA, say
Re: > "I'm a student," and get it for the reduced price.
Re: > 
Re: > 
Re: > She was under the weather, and couldn't stay for my
Re: > part of the talk,
Re: > but I gave her a copy of OOo and a card, with the
Re: > hopes that they may
Re: > consider switching.  At that point, they can GIVE
Re: > AWAY the software!
Re: > 
Re: > I'm going to see if I can get in touch with her
Re: > proactively
Re: > (goin' on the "OOoffensive"? ;^) ) to suggest it
Re: > outright. ;^)
Re: > 
Re: > 
Re: > 
Re: > The only 'negative' feedback I got from the talk was
Re: > a fellow who first
Re: > was asking how the world was supposed to work if
Re: > noone got paid for software.
Re: > Hard question to respond to with limited time! :^) 
Re: > He also had concern
Re: > that Open Source software has pirated code.  Well,
Re: > there are a lot of reasons
Re: > why that'd be _hard_, for one... but even so, how's
Re: > that different from
Re: > non-Open-Source, y'know? :^)
Re: > 
Re: > Fortunately, most of the rest of the audience wanted
Re: > to 'move on.' :^)
Re: > 
Re: > 
Re: > Anyway, I had fun!  Slides are online:
Re: >   http://www.lugod.org/presentations/mocc-oss/
Re: > 
Re: > -bill!
Re: > bill@newbreedsoftware.com                          
Re: > Got kids?  Get Tux Paint! 
Re: > http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/      
Re: > http://newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/
Re: > 
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