Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


More on LinuxToday


The Unsurprising Surprise of Open Source M&A

Feb 01, 2008, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen O'Grady)

"There must be something going around, something in the water. That was how one commenter put it to me this week. How else to explain the rash of open source acquisitions? From MySQL to Covalent to Trolltech, the appetite for open source vendors appears to be insatiable--even when the acquiring firm is itself an open source play, as is the case in the Covalent deal. Speaking for many, Matt Asay's headline discussing the Trolltech acquisition included the question: 'Will any open-source companies be left to change the world?'

"Tongue firmly in cheek, presumably, as Matt knows the realities of this market as well as anyone and better than most..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: