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CNET News: Year in Review 2006--Open Source

Dec 20, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin LaMonica)

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"The world of open source is moving ever further from its unpaid volunteer roots. The past year saw the $420 million acquisition of JBoss, as well as a Microsoft-Novell deal that tested the legal limits of commercial open source.

"With the momentum of a freight train, open-source technology spread more widely in the software industry in 2006. Upstart challengers, such as open-source database company MySQL and middleware maker JBoss, grew rapidly over the course of the year, while incumbent vendors dealt with the open-source effect in different ways..."

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