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Internet Week: E-Commerce Tools Go Open Source

Nov 30, 1999, 23:11 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Karpinski)

"With open source software booming, it was only a matter of time before developers and vendors turned their attention to the equally red-hot e-commerce market."

"Start-up OpenSales recently released the source code for what it claims is the first open source, Linux-based e-commerce platform, dubbed OpenMerchant. The no-cost software is available for download from the company's Web site."

"While it is debatable whether OpenMerchant is the first open-source e-commerce server on the market--both Red Hat and Caldera ship CDs with some e-commerce tools--OpenSales may be one of the first projects specifically for creating a more ambitious, enterprise-scale retailing and merchandising environment."

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