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Open Enterprise Interview: Stefane Fermigier

Feb 20, 2008, 12:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of the great strengths of free software is that it can be started anywhere--as the origins of the Linux kernel in a Helsinki bedroom attest. From a European viewpoint, a heartening development has been a string of open source projects that have started and flourished this side of the Atlantic, some of them--notably JBoss and MySQL--turning into highly successful companies that were sold for significant piles of cash.

"That said, France is not a country many would associate with free software startups, but that's changing--not least because the French government is showing itself far more receptive to open source than its UK counterpart. One of the leading companies of this new Nouvelle Vague is Nuxeo, which was set up by Stefane Fermigier, now its CEO..."

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