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Commercial open source had very good 2009

Jan 21, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"2009 was very good for open-source businesses. Sure, there was the very public news of Red Hat's gravity-defying year, along with Novell's SUSE Linux business climbing each quarter, but what of the still-private open-source companies?

"It turns out they had much to celebrate, too. Not every open-source company publicized its progress, but several did:

"SugarCRM announced a "record year in terms of revenue, subscriptions and users, adding over 2,000 commercial customers" to bring its total customer base to over 6,000 organizations scattered across 75 different countries. (Disclosure: I am an advisor to the company.)"

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