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Is Second Place Good Enough In Open Source?

Jun 09, 2008, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

"In our 'winner take all' society, The VAR Guy is starting to wonder: Can open source companies like Concursive, Compiere and EnterpriseDB ever escape from the shadows of their larger and more successful rivals (SugarCRM and MySQL)? Before you answer, consider these lessons.

"First, let's look beyond the open source market and zero in on the search industry.

"Yahoo generated $1.8 billion in revenue during its first quarter, yet the press and Wall Street widely consider Yahoo a modern day failure because of its second-place status to Google..."

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