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Open Source Acquisitions, Time to Grow Up?

“A bit of teenage angst is cropping up in speculation about
acquisitions of open source software companies. With the $500
million buy of XenSource by Citrix Systems Inc. and previous buys
by RedHat Inc. and Oracle Corp. last year, open source software
providers have become viable targets despite worries about lack of
sales and compromised code that could lead to legal disputes. But
the youthful idealism that prompted the formation of these firms is
facing something of a test…”


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