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10 open source companies to watch

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| With the Open Source Conference (OSCon) and IDG's LinuxWorld show in the
| rearview mirror of 2008, it is clear that open source is no longer just a
| trendy conversation.
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| What has happened is a clear evolution of a community that has grown up and
| produced intelligent, cutting-edge technologies with an eye on making
| computing faster, smarter and cheaper for corporate users. Companies like
| Openmoko are challenging the mobile device market with its notion that users
| should control what applications are installed. Others like XAware and
| SnapLogic are opening up data integration possibilities, and still more are
| tangling with virtualization, databases, and trading systems. Along with a
| company accurately called Untangle, the companies' point is to make computing
| less complex.
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http://www.networkworld.com/news/200...-to-watch.html


Recent:

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
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