"2009 was very good for open-source businesses. Sure, there was
the very public news of Red Hat's gravity-defying year, along with
Novell's SUSE Linux business climbing each quarter, but what of the
still-private open-source companies?
"It turns out they had much to celebrate, too. Not every
open-source company publicized its progress, but several did:
"SugarCRM announced a "record year in terms of revenue,
subscriptions and users, adding over 2,000 commercial customers" to
bring its total customer base to over 6,000 organizations scattered
across 75 different countries. (Disclosure: I am an advisor to the
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