LinuxInsider: Software Firms Customize Open-Source Programs
Jan 01, 2005, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Alexander)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."