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Reflections on Open Source Commerce, Pt. 1

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| The release of Microsoft Vista has shown that negative market forces can hold
| back even the heavy-weights of the IT game. A bad move, whether real or
| imagined can significantly alter the course of events. Bad press, or news of
| potential litigation can really place a damper on a product launch. Everyone
| who brings a product or service to market is subject to market forces that
| may exert a control that goes beyond that expected.
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http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/6483/1/

The gradual extinction of enterprise software dinosaurs

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| Listening to him, unless proprietary vendors can find ways to keep up with
| the pace and flexibility of open-source development, I suspect they will go
| the way of the once formidable dinosaurs. Extinction never looked so good.
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http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-994...bj=TheOpenRoad

Three Potential Open Source IPOs

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| The VAR Guy isn’t suggesting that open source companies will launch initial
| public offerings (IPOs) anytime soon. But a lengthy chat with an open source
| guru — call him Pele — got our resident blogger brainstorming a bit. Here are
| three open source companies that could test the IPO waters over the next
| couple of years.
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http://www.thevarguy.com/2008/05/14/...n-source-ipos/


Related:

2010: Russia's open software market to grow 4-fold

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| Analysts note that Linux vendors are traditionally present on the mobile
| device market. According to forecasts the OS might become the leader in
| the segment accounting for 40% of it by 2010. ?Currently the share of
| mobile devices with Linux OS is not big in Russia as compared to other
| countries, such as China, for instance. However, the producer's policy,
| Nokia in particular testifies to the fact the situation is changing
| for the better", Ms. Karaeva concluded.
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http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn...7/05/15/249978
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