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Washington Business Journal: No-cost software can bring unexpected dividends

May 25, 1999, 11:55 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maurice Martin)

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"How do you make money from a product that doesn't cost anything? If you know the answer, you've got a future in the software business."

"Paul Everitt, president of four-year-old, privately-held Digital Creations in Fredericksburg, says he can do it, and he's put his company's flagship product, Zope, where his mouth is. Zope enables a company to make its database accessible via the Internet, and you can download it for free."..

"The way Everitt treats his product may sound odd, but he's not alone. What he's done with Zope is called open sourcing, and it's receiving a lot of attention from programmers, the press and the financial community."

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