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SearchEnterpriseLinux: EGrail fills Linux content management gap

Jan 03, 2001, 07:22 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

"Making open source content management software that can be used by regular, non-technical people is Bethesda, Md.-based eGrail's mission. So is making money. The two goals do not have to be mutually exclusive, said Al Brown, chief technical officer of eGrail inc., an Internet infrastructure software product and services company. EGrail's hybrid sales approach is to offer both free software and packaged, retail commercial products. This model enables users to access source code and, if they are so inclined, customize solutions and allows eGrail to make money to finance continuing research and development. Brown discussed eGrail's sales approach and technology and Linux's future in the enterprise market in a recent interview."

"searchEnterpriseLinux: As a start-up company working in the free software arena, how do you plan to make money?"

"Brown: We have made available the previous version (minus some proprietary modules) of our core content management engine. But we also sell a commercial product that comes with added functionality for enterprise-level sites, including training and support."

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