The Oregonian: Compiere, ‘Open Source’ Prove Simpatico

“When Jorg Janke had trouble finding customers to buy his
business management software, he took what at the time was a novel
step: He started giving it away.

“The counterintuitive move attracted curious users who began
experimenting with the free software, suggesting improvements and
offering their own fixes for trouble spots. Some of the testers
eventually became customers, using the software to help their
companies coordinate inventory, orders and accounting…”

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