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SaaS vs. Open Source: Open Source Will Win

Sep 19, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Rosenberg)

"One of the things that struck me as I roamed the floor of the Dreamforce event (besides the fact that I find events like this to be incredibly depressing) is that there is a clear difference between companies that form a 'community' and those that are part of an 'ecosystem.'

"Since we launched MuleOnDemand this week I have been spending a great deal of time thinking through the advantages/disadvantages of SaaS and OSS. Despite the fact that I do believe in SaaS, I am finding that the current crop of SaaS companies are middling at best, with only a few standouts whereas there are many great open source companies--at witnessed by the acquisitions in the space..."

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