Upside: Tech slump muddles IPO horizons

“Welcome to the second-quarter market for IPOs, now taking place
against the backdrop of a plummeting market for high-tech

“…forget crowded, fragmented fields, experts say. Companies
working in the Linux area, for instance, could have a tough time in
the 2Q IPO front. There are lots of players now and little
differentiation among them.”

“”Our concern is that with more [Linux-related] IPOs there
may come crowding, fragmentation and market confusion,” as well as
incompatible products, explains Richard Krause, director of
hardware platform and operating systems research at