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NewsForge: OpenMFG Succeeds with Open Source Software for a Fee

Jun 29, 2004, 06:15 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Should a company that sells software with licenses that restrict what can be done with the code use 'open' in its name? Ned Lilly doesn't see why not. The founder and president of OpenMFG says his company's approach of combining open source development with licensed selling is the right way to handle the complex and changing world of business applications.

"Lilly said his company's licensed software suite, used mostly by manufacturers for ERP and similar functions, is the only cross-platform application package that can run on Windows, Mac, Linux, and embedded Linux, since it is built on the Qt cross platform framework and runs on Linux and the PostgreSQL database..."

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