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LinuxMall.com: Have an OpenCOLA and a Smile

Jun 08, 2000, 19:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Steelbridge is pleased to announce that we're rolling in the dough, at least by our standards. ... The funding, Brown said, comes from Canadian venture capitalist firm Mosaic Venture Partners. "We're getting paid to turn large and original ideas into real and revolutionary products," Brown beamed. Now that they've received some capital, the company intends to permanently change its name to OpenCOLA."

"One small step for the corporate world just might be one giant leap for Open Sourcekind. "We work with Open Source, and everything related to it," Brown said. Steelbridge and its employees, Brown explained, embrace Open Source because it "is a return to the first principles of computer science--innovation, transparency, and peer review. And there is one other small thing. The code--there's crying in Redmond--is free."

"Beyond the soft drink, openCOLA is up to some serious business. "Our product is called openCOLA; it's a distributed search application. If you've heard of SETI@Home or Gnutella, then you've got a handle on distributed computing. And if you've ever sweated over how to find relevant and timely information on an ever expanding Web, then you're gonna love our distributed search application," said OpenCOLA CIO Cory Doctorow. The company is aiming to make its code available after Labor Day."

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