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CNET News.com: New friendships in the open-source world

Apr 03, 2001, 21:57 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"With some of the entrepreneurial glamour gone from open-source software, companies backing the cooperative-programming approach are resorting to more traditional means to boost their prospects: the old-boys network."

"Open-source programming, in which software code may be shared and changed, has been popularized by successes such as Linux and Apache. Now companies backing lesser-known open-source packages are nailing down alliances to help their prospects."

"For example, Lutris Technologies, a Santa Cruz, Calif., company that sells a type of server software, soon will see its Enhydra product bundled with each Hewlett-Packard server that ships with the Linux operating system. Other open-source companies are enlisting as advisers the programmers who originated the technology at the heart of their business models."

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