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BusinessWeek: Open the Door for Open Source Deals

May 26, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Rosenberg)

"The business models associated with open source software--code that is open to developers and freely distributed--are rapidly evolving, but still nascent. Recent events show one thing clearly: there is money to be made in open source. Not content to rest on their laurels while smaller open source players garner market share and revenue, both Oracle and Red Hat recently struck deals that have thus far proven to be wise.

"We will no doubt see more open source acquisitions. These acquisitions are more likely to benefit than harm the open source movement and will further disrupt legacy software vendors..."

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