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E-Commerce Times: OpenSales Opens Door To Free E-Commerce

Sep 29, 1999, 17:31 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The software, known as OpenMerchant, taps into the power and flexibility of the increasingly popular Linux operating system (OS) -- along with Perl and Apache -- to bring distributed and scalable e-commerce solutions to individuals and businesses. OpenMerchant, which idealab! refers to as "a free retailing catalyst," can be deployed on the Linux, Solaris, UNIX and Windows NT platforms."

"By offering OpenMerchant free of charge, we're opening the door to e-commerce for everyone," commented OpenSales CTO Rob Ferber. "And, with our full support of Linux and open-source developments, we look forward to enhancing our solutions while contributing to a technological movement that will liberate users from the limitations of restrictive systems and solutions..."

"Early adopters of the OpenMerchant e-commerce solution include KidsOnLine, MusicNow,, and WeddingChannel. "In keeping with its commitment to this technological revolution," said a company statement, "OpenSales plans to release its OpenMerchant source code in October of this year through a special developer portal called"

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