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Open Source's Missed Opportunity

Jan 16, 2008, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"This could have been a huge week for the open source industry to cash in on the retail industry. Instead it's a missed opportunity. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and other traditional software companies are making big news at a major New York event for retail CIOs, but open source application providers like OpenBravo are largely silent. Big mistake. Here's a closer look at the situation.

"The setting is the National Retail Federation's 97th annual conference in New York. This is the retail industry's 'Comdex'--the big event of the year for tech companies that want to help automate retail enterprises. It's where big software companies brag about their latest retail customer wins..."

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