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Talend Says Its Open Source Approach for Integration Tools Has Been Validated

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| When Talend added i OS support to its suite of open source data integration
| tools a year ago, the company faced doubts whether the open source model
| could work for enterprise data integration tools, a market dominated by the
| likes of IBM, Informatica, and SAP. If the number of downloads, customers,
| and partnerships in the last year is any indication--and Talend says it
| is--then the model definitely works.
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http://www.itjungle.com/fhs/fhs102108-story08.html

Bluenog's Unconventional Open Source Strategy

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| Bluenog is a different kind of company: It doesn't produce open source code,
| but it integrates code from several open source projects to produce a
| combined commercial product, Integrated Collaborative Environment, also known
| as Bluenog ICE 4.0.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=211300038

The non-Free model is stagnant.


Recent:

Microsoft Holders Say Web Spending Masks Idea Drought (Update1)

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| Microsoft, the biggest software maker, has lost about $90 billion in market
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| value this year as Ballmer vacillated on Yahoo and failed to show how he
| would crack Google Inc.'s dominance of Internet advertising.
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...Yi4&refer=news
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