IT Manager's Journal: VCs Size Up Open Source Challenges and Opportunities
Jun 23, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Koenig)
"No one says very much about it, but to some software venture
capitalists, investing in open source may seem a little nuts.
That's why more than 50 of them showed up recently at a seminar
hosted by the SD Forum, industry experts Olliance Group, and the
law firm of Gray Cary. The VCs listened to panels consisting of
Fortune 1000 CIOs, premier industry vendors, legal experts, and
revenue-generating open source firms.
"The panelists, who were identified only by their corporate
positions to allow for more candidness, frankly discussed the
challenges and opportunities presented by open source technologies.
They shared lessons they learned..."