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  1. [News] Billionaires Build Business Using Free Software

    The rise of the open-source billionaire

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | For Google, the underlying open source is made to be almost incidental
    | (though they and others like PayPal are quick to point out that they could
    | not do what they do without open source). But I suspect we'll see projects
    | like MySQL directly monetize and promote the value of the open source
    | powering their service offerings.
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    http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9925336-16.html

    Microsoft's latest and very large acquisition was a FLOSS-based company as well
    (how embarrassing for Microsoft). It's one among many of such acquisitions. No
    good acquisition targets or successful businesses built on Microsoft
    technology...?


    Recent:

    Economic slowdown could boost open source

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The economic slowdown in the US could boost demand for open source technology
    | and services, analyst firm IDC has claimed.
    |
    | A recent survey by the company found that 60pc of American firms polled
    | increased the percentage of their annual IT budget spent on open source
    | technology in 2007. *
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    http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/...id=single10802


    Wired Asks the Wrong Question about Open Source

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    | "Where are all the open source billionaires?" Wired asks in its March issue.
    | Wrong question. The right question is "Who will become billionaires because
    | of open source?" *
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    http://advice.cio.com/bernard_golden...ut_open_source


    Piwik Offers an Open-Source Web Analytics Package

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Its plugin-based architecture makes it flexible for all sorts of uses; and it
    | makes the analytic data easily available in a variety of formats: XML, JSON,
    | serialized PHP. The data can also be gotten at in the form of embeddable
    | widgets and iframes. *
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    http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/20...offers-an.html


    Piper Jaffray Starts Red Hat (RHT) at Buy

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    | Piper Jaffray initiates coverage on Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) with a Buy rating and
    | $26 price target, saying the company should benefit from global adoption of
    | open source technologies. *
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    http://www.streetinsider.com/New+Cov...y/3562655.html


    No Recession at Red Hat

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    | It is flattering to be mentioned, Mr. Whitehurst said, but he noted that
    | corporate customers and the industry benefit from what he called Red
    | Hat’s “Switzerland status” — not being a province of one of the major powers
    | in the technology industry. *
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    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...on-at-red-hat/


    VC funding for open source hits an all-time high

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    | Incidentally, total funding to date stands at $2.64bn.
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    http://blogs.the451group.com/opensou...all-time-high/


    Open-source venture investing hits an all-time high

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    | Just when you thought venture interest in open source was quieting down,
    | along comes the biggest quarter in open source's (still young) history:
    | $203.75 million raised, as reported by The 451 Group. This trumped the
    | previous record of $193.6 million from Q4 2006. * *
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    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-990...&subj=NewsBlog


    Economic downturn = Financial upturn for GroundWork and open source

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    | It's a great time to be in open source. When I see people straining to sell
    | and buy homes, I can smell the recession. But when I go to work selling
    | open-source solutions, I can taste prosperity. A downturn separates the wheat
    | from the chaff. Here's hoping for even more open-source "wheat." *
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    http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-990...bj=TheOpenRoad


    Schmidt: Google 'well-positioned' for a recession

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    | Google, the world's leading Internet search engine, said Tuesday it can
    | weather any economic downturn because its advertisers are broad-based.
    |
    | Chief Executive Eric Schmidt acknowledged that a shortage of credit in
    | financial markets is a "very serious issue" and that many people are
    | expecting a global economic slowdown. *
    |
    | "It's too early to say if there's (already) been any specific impact. But if
    | there were, I don't think it would be much," Schmidt told reporters at a
    | briefing during a visit to Sydney, Australia. *
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    http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6234685.html


    Sun: Economic slowdown favors open source

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    | Speaking to ZDNetAsia in an exclusive interview, he said the economic
    | slowdown in the United States will favor open source companies. "During an
    | economic slowdown, not everything slows down [and] IT projects will continue
    | to be undertaken. But IT budgets will be reduced," he said, noting that
    | companies will then turn to lower cost software options such as open source. * *
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    http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/softwa...2038598,00.htm

  2. Re: [News] Billionaires Build Business Using Free Software

    Roy Schestowitz wrote:

    > Microsoft's latest and very large acquisition was a FLOSS-based
    > company as well (how embarrassing for Microsoft).


    FLOSS-based, huh? So show me where I can download all the source code for
    all of their products (whichever company it is you're blabbing about)?



    > Wired Asks the Wrong Question about Open Source
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >> "Where are all the open source billionaires?" Wired asks in its
    >> March issue. Wrong question. The right question is "Who will become
    >> billionaires because of open source?"


    And the answer is: absolutely nobody will ever become a billionaire by
    developing or using only open source software. The minute they release
    their source code, their products become essentially worthless.

    Linux/OSS is the anti-success, anti-wealth operating platform.



    > Sun: Economic slowdown favors open source
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >> Speaking to ZDNetAsia in an exclusive interview, he said the economic
    >> slowdown in the United States will favor open source companies.
    >> "During an economic slowdown, not everything slows down [and] IT
    >> projects will continue to be undertaken. But IT budgets will be
    >> reduced," he said, noting that companies will then turn to lower
    >> cost software options such as open source. `----


    Brilliant analysis by Sun.





  3. Re: [News] Billionaires Build Business Using Free Software

    Micoshaft fraudster and asstroturfer DFS wrote on behalf of half wits from
    Micoshaft Corporation:

    > Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >
    >> Microsoft's latest and very large acquisition was a FLOSS-based
    >> company as well (how embarrassing for Microsoft).

    >
    > FLOSS-based, huh? So show me where I can download all the source code for
    > all of their products (whichever company it is you're blabbing about)?



    Doofy the dumb asp as ever.

    Only if they are distributing are they required to make public
    their source code.

    That is one of the commercial advantages of GPL'd code.


  4. Re: [News] Billionaires Build Business Using Free Software

    It was on or about Thu, 24 Apr 2008 20:06:57 GMT when I was peeing
    on the road when my partner 7 said:
    >
    > Doofy the dumb asp as ever.
    >
    > Only if they are distributing are they required to make public
    > their source code.
    >
    > That is one of the commercial advantages of GPL'd code.
    >


    Dear Windows 7, I use open source, use code from OSS, distribute such
    code and still don't give out source code. If anyone has the guts, they
    can come after me. I don't give them a ****.

    --
    I suck dick

  5. Re: [News] Billionaires Build Business Using Free Software

    7 wrote:
    > Micoshaft fraudster and asstroturfer DFS wrote on behalf of half wits
    > from Micoshaft Corporation:
    >
    >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
    >>
    >>> Microsoft's latest and very large acquisition was a FLOSS-based
    >>> company as well (how embarrassing for Microsoft).

    >>
    >> FLOSS-based, huh? So show me where I can download all the source
    >> code for all of their products (whichever company it is you're
    >> blabbing about)?

    >
    >
    > Doofy the dumb asp as ever.
    >
    > Only if they are distributing are they required to make public
    > their source code.


    Then they're not an open source company - they're a usurper company, like
    Red Hat.




    > That is one of the commercial advantages of GPL'd code.


    So they're just taking and taking and not giving back - real honorable
    aren't they - like the majority of "advocates."




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