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Slashdot: Advice for Open Source Startups: Remember LinuxCare

Dec 17, 2005, 05:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Rosenberg)

"Despite all the open source software and services companies funded in 2005, the associated business models are still considered experimental and unproven. The new crop need only to look to the past avoid missteps. At the Open Source Business Conference in November, VCs and open source software company executives wondered aloud if what we're seeing today is a 'bubble' of open source start-ups being funded. One journalist's recap of the event cited $144 million in open source start-ups receiving VC funding in 2005, double the venture capital flow for open source start-ups in 2004.

"Bubble or not, there is a company that every would-be open source start-up investor should learn a lesson from: LinuxCare..."

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