CNET News.com: Open-source firm reverses strategy
Apr 06, 2001, 15:23 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While other open-source companies such as Red Hat, Caldera
Systems and VA Linux Systems work to shift revenue from products to
services, ArsDigita is going the opposite direction."
"Instead of just offering services around the open-source
ArsDigita Community System (ACS ) software for setting up
e-commerce Web sites, the company will begin selling proprietary
software modules, said Dave Menninger, senior vice president of
marketing. In addition, the company's latest version of ACS has
been rewritten using Sun Microsystems' Java language instead of the
previous TCL language."
"We are a company that's in the midst of a transition from a
purely service-based model to a mix of service and product license
revenue," Menninger said."