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How Low Can Public Open Source Companies Go?

Nov 20, 2008, 17:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Dean)

[ Thanks to sakgarg for this link. ]

"Red Hat, Novell, and Sun Microsystems are all companies that I'd like to see continue their open source leadership without the meddling of huge corporate parents, but one has to wonder how cheap these companies can get in the public market before their independence is threatened.

"The stock market just closed a few minutes ago. Red Hat's stock dropped just shy of 10 percent on the day, and Novell's did too. Both stocks got hammered far harder than the five to six percent declines for the various market indexes. Sun fared worse, dropping nearly 12 percent for the day. Sun and Novell both sell for under $5 a share, and Red Hat sells for under $10 a share."

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