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InfoWorld: Open Source M&A: What Value Community? Downloads? Source?

Feb 10, 2006, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"What with the hoopla around the possible JBoss (and other) acqusitions in the near term, it set me to thinking about how open source companies should be valued. Once they 'grow up,' of course, like Red Hat, they're valued in a somewhat rational (P/E) fashion.

"But how does one value the frontier of open source business models? How does one value downloads...?"

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