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LinuxInsider: Software Firms Customize Open-Source Programs

Jan 01, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"Starting a software company used to be hard work.

"Some smart people had a vision for a new product, obtained financing and spent months or years developing new software. But that's all changed now.

"All the smart people at Octane Security in Shakopee, Minn., had to do was download some free Linux network security software from the Internet, tweak the code a bit and start selling it earlier this month for US$2,200 to about $10,000, depending on the size of the network being protected..."

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