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Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Venture Capital: Investors See Open-Source Software Potential

Nov 12, 2004, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Cook)

"By its very nature, open-source software would appear to run counter to the goals of venture capitalists. Not only is it distributed and developed for free by a loose-knit group of techies from around the world, but it lacks the sort of proprietary protection that VCs typically crave.

"Despite those obvious challenges, a growing number of venture capital firms, including several in the Pacific Northwest, believe that there are ways to profit from the open-source movement..."

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