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The Oregonian: Compiere, 'Open Source' Prove Simpatico

Aug 29, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Rogoway)

"When Jorg Janke had trouble finding customers to buy his business management software, he took what at the time was a novel step: He started giving it away.

"The counterintuitive move attracted curious users who began experimenting with the free software, suggesting improvements and offering their own fixes for trouble spots. Some of the testers eventually became customers, using the software to help their companies coordinate inventory, orders and accounting..."

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