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Here Come the Open Source IPOs

Jan 11, 2008, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)


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"Fortune magazine has published a list of its hot IPO tips for 2008. Three out of the five--MySQL, Ingres and SugarCRM--are open source companies, while another--Parallels--is an open source project sponsor (for the record, the other Fortune tip is ExactTarget). Here's a quick look at Fortune's assessment of the four open source-related vendors, together with a quick 451 CAOS Theory view.

"I should probably state for the record that I have no knowledge of the IPO plans of these companies beyond what is presented below, and the assessment of their potential is my own..."

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