Garden Fresh is a company with 119 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes
restaurants operating in 15 states, offering fresh produce and salads,
made-from-scratch soups, hot-tossed pastas, freshly baked breads and more.
Since 1978, Garden Fresh has kept a commitment to delicious and healthy
dining. The very first Souplantation restaurant was the first casual eatery
brand to serve fresh, wholesome menu options, and the concept continues to
resonate with customers.
Each restaurant offers an all you can eat dining experience, where guests can
create a meal tailored to their individual needs. Patrons can always count
on fresh, high-quality ingredients and daily made-from-scratch menu items.
The secret to Garden Fresh's success lies in their approach to food and their
ability to keep costs down.
When it came to information technology, Garden Fresh had looked for a number
Open-source provider Talend has received a favorable advisory ruling from the
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency concerning the government's
ability to purchase open-source software, opening the way for all software
vendors to increase their share of business with US federal agencies.
The CBP has determined that software products comply with the Trade Agreement
Act (TAA) when that software is manufactured in what is known as a
"designated country," even if the majority of its source code was created in
a non-designated country. [Disclosure: Talend is a sponsor of Brie... (more)
I recently blogged about making open source software, and the high level
steps for how to think about the process. We started with the need for
software to seed the discussion, the need for clear motivation as to why to
publish as open source software, and then the structural requirements to
build a community (license choice, collaboration platform or forge, and
governance considerations). Contributions are the life blood of any
community, so lastly we talked about the need to build an onramp to encourage
users that will hopefully become contributors, and the additional onramp
Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs will be stepping down sometime later this year he
told employees Thursday.
Mozilla will be looking for a new chief executive and Kovacs will stay there
until that person is found.
He wants "something more commercial" to entertain him and will stay on the
Under his watch Mozilla, oddly both a for-profit and non-profit, which is
like serving the biblical two masters, went mobile and created the open
HTML5-based - none of this fragmented native to a particular operating system
business - Firefox OS, which has been adopted by some carriers in emerging ... (more)
Three months after publicly starting down the road to imprint its NDA on the
cloud by establishing a large-scale open source cloud platform called
OpenStack free for anybody to use, Rackspace Hosting, its BFF NASA and a
reportedly growing OpenStack community made their first official code drop
The milestone is called Austin - they're doing this alphabetically so
presumably they have a ways to go - and it includes the all-important Amazon
EC2-challenging OpenStack Compute provisioning engine that's supposed to
blend the best of the Rackspace Cloud Servers widgetry that ... (more)
Open source software has probably been the biggest driver of complex software
solutions in the last decade. Access to a large variety of quality,
peer-reviewed software has accelerated product development, reduced product
introduction intervals and lowered the costs for producers of software and
for those of us who leverage third-party software in our projects.
Many of us have heard about the trouble that organizations have come across
when using open source improperly... remember Cisco/Linksys, Katzer, and the
BusyBox chronicles? You may think that your organization is safe becau... (more)