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CNET News.com: E-commerce software market gets open-source boost

May 25, 2000, 00:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Start-up OpenSales today released the first version of its open-source e-commerce software, part of an effort to dislodge competitors, such as InterShop, with proprietary software."

"The software, called AllCommerce, lets companies such as MyHome.com build online sales catalogs that can handle orders, keep track of inventory and generate Web pages. It's open-source software, meaning that anyone can use or modify it for free, and it competes with better-known but proprietary software from companies such as Intershop and InterWorld."

"OpenSales, a 45-person company based in San Mateo, Calif., filled out its management roster and won $10 million in venture capital earlier this month. With its e-commerce software, the company hopes to reproduce the success of open-source software such as Linux, Sendmail and Apache, which have established solid followings against competition from companies such as Sun Microsystems and Microsoft."

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