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Upside: What’s Up Sleepycat?

“Now that Wall Street has endorsed the whole Linux phenomenon,
placing its $6 billion market-value stamp on market front-runner
Red Hat Inc., it’s only a matter of time before companies that
really ought to know better start weaseling their way into the open
source act.”

“Even as we speak, a team of 12 executives is holed up in some
Jackson Hole lodge, eating lard-filled sugar cookies and debating
how to cram the words “open source” into the corporate mission
statement without going over the self-imposed 40 word
maximum…”

Before businesses race to jump on the open source
bandwagon, however, they might want to take a small lesson in
restraint from Carlisle, Mass.-based Sleepycat Software
Inc.

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