"All of the Big Three-- osCommerce, Zen Cart, and CRE Loaded --
stumbled last year. The maker of industry giant, non-progressing
osCommerce disappeared for most of the year, finally to have a
fresh and enthusiastic new osCommerce Project team pop up and
complete the milestone their way in record time. Likewise, the Zen
Cart team announced a new version for launch in February 2008 that
never appeared. In December, the team dusted off the announcement
and re-posted it as new news by giving it a new version number and
some new features.
"Of the Big Three, only the CRE Loaded team made it to market
with a new version last year. However, a shocking new annual
pricing scheme alienated much of their market of developers and
online store owners. The CRE team rectified many of their errors,
returning to a more sane marketing plan and once again making the
Standard Version free, but market enthusiasm never returned to
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