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CNET News.com: Open-source firm reverses strategy

Apr 06, 2001, 15:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Tim Rushing for this link. ]

"While other open-source companies such as Red Hat, Caldera Systems and VA Linux Systems work to shift revenue from products to services, ArsDigita is going the opposite direction."

"Instead of just offering services around the open-source ArsDigita Community System (ACS ) software for setting up e-commerce Web sites, the company will begin selling proprietary software modules, said Dave Menninger, senior vice president of marketing. In addition, the company's latest version of ACS has been rewritten using Sun Microsystems' Java language instead of the previous TCL language."

"We are a company that's in the midst of a transition from a purely service-based model to a mix of service and product license revenue," Menninger said."

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