"The viability of selling open source software (OSS) to the
small and medium business (SMB) segment of the market may not be as
big of an opportunity as previously thought, according to a report
released by the 451 Group. The report's assessment is based on its
analysis of companies and organizations that provide or support
open source solutions, such as Alfresco, BitRock, GroundWork,
OpenOffice.org, Open-Xchange, SugarCRM, Untangle and Xandros.
"Software vendors find simple OSS programs to be unprofitable to
sell, while SMBs may find complex OSS to be untenable, according to
the report, 'The SMB Market Opportunity--How Big Are SMBs for Open
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